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White Hawk Original IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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White Hawk Original IPAWhite Hawk Original IPA

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BA SCORE
77
okay

829 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002)
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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

JohnathanColeman, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

acdcsmith22, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jaxray8, Feb 09, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

PopnLoads, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

MarkyMOD, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of tjsdomer2
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange amber with a very pretty layer of white foam. Lacing is also very good. Crisp carbonation.

Smell: Brown sugar, almost with a Belgian candy note to it. Great balance of pine and grapefruit.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour lemon/orange followed by a malty pine backbone. Great balance. Mouthfeel is very clean with a sudsy finish.

Overall Drinkability: Great overall IPA.

tjsdomer2, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jschwamb, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Hergestridge
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mendocino White Hawk is an excellent IPA.. The aroma fills the nostrils with the sweet Juniper crispness... A tease.. A perfect IPA that fills the drinkers appreciation of perfection that is India.. Hops... Beauty... Slight pine .. Slight Cypress.. Total Perfection..
Appearance is creamy goodness... Smell is a treat to the senses.. Taste.. A slight bitterness mixed with sweet hops.. Juniper balancing a perfection borne of the California coast.. This is a Great IPA.. and Mendocino Brewing has hit the target in spades.. Had it been a card hand.. A Royal Flush of perfection!!!..
~Carry on Citizens!!!~
sMc

Hergestridge, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of a0lbudman
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy copper color with an off white head that leaves a fair amount of lace
S-Pine, citrus and a slight malt
T-malt and hops at first that goes to a pine hop aftertaste that stays with you til the end
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-okay beer.

a0lbudman, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

skriv, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

BltByKrmn, Jan 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

williamjbauer, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

glinnebur, Jan 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

KevinGordon, Jan 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

thereal_adam, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.25
Purchased: Jan. 4, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 11, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel orange semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. Tons of layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.

First smells reminded me of a stronger pilsner. Overall got corn, lemon wheat grass, spruce hops, lemon rind and some pine. By the end was thinking of a stronger regular Blue Moon. Also light floral notes.

The taste was similar to the nose. Got lots of wheat, grass and corn, but also honey, sharp grapefruit rind and lots of bitterness. Not too solid.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

Just an average IPA. Nothing exceptional at all.

BucannonXC5, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Skillz, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Tecate_Pablo, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

pantz9, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

beetstreet, Dec 28, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

Moheban, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Hardcore, Dec 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

csmalley, Dec 14, 2013
White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.