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White Hawk Original IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
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846 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002

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Appearance: Moderately hazy golden-orange in color, with a moderate off-white head, and fine, scattered lacing.

Aroma: Fairly pronounced cascade or similar hos dominate the aroma. There is also a strong caramel malt presence, and a bit of sweet alcohol, not surprising, in light of the fairly high ABV.

Taste: Opens with robust citric and pine hops, which ride atop a solid caramel malt background. These carry the taste throughout,. Late in the taste, there is a mild surge of spicy, warming alcohol. Finishes with moderate caramel sweetness, and lingering grapefruit and pine hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very full.

Drinkability/notes: A well-made example of the style, while perhaps not great, is assuredly quite good.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston lager sensory glass.

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A: Amber orange; not much head and it went away quickly; no lacing

S: Orange and lemon with a little malt

T: orange that lingers; lightly bitter finish with a little malt and orange

M: medium bodied; tingly carbonation

O: doesn't stand out to me; very little bitterness; one note;

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Smell - Getting fruit notes....sweet sugariness.

Appearance - a darkish copper prance with a fluffy inch white head. not see through.

Taste and feel - Getting a lot of sweetness right off the bat...and you could detect a slight hop presence of pine, and grassy type hops.

Overall, its a decent brew. i would not rush out to get it....If you are into real citrus like west coast hop bombs this beer is not for you.

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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.