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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

828 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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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acdcsmith22

California

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-09-2014 07:09:00 | More by acdcsmith22
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jaxray8

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-09-2014 04:55:55 | More by jaxray8
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PopnLoads

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

02-06-2014 15:38:27 | More by PopnLoads
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-05-2014 05:24:02 | More by MarkyMOD
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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.

02-03-2014 00:20:40 | More by tjsdomer2
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jschwamb

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.4%

02-02-2014 18:21:11 | More by jschwamb
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Hergestridge

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

02-01-2014 04:52:59 | More by Hergestridge
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.43/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

02-01-2014 02:44:16 | More by a0lbudman
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skriv

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-31-2014 23:37:14 | More by skriv
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BltByKrmn

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-24-2014 00:44:32 | More by BltByKrmn
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2014 16:55:31 | More by williamjbauer
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glinnebur

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-15-2014 02:38:10 | More by glinnebur
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-14-2014 02:53:22 | More by KevinGordon
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thereal_adam

Texas

2/5  rDev -40.3%

01-13-2014 03:32:41 | More by thereal_adam
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BucannonXC5

California

3.35/5  rDev 0%

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.

01-12-2014 07:18:02 | More by BucannonXC5
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Skillz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-06-2014 23:23:14 | More by Skillz
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Tecate_Pablo

Arizona

4/5  rDev +19.4%

01-03-2014 22:04:58 | More by Tecate_Pablo
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-03-2014 02:14:06 | More by drbenderdo
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pantz9

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-31-2013 00:00:08 | More by pantz9
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 01:28:20 | More by BillRoth
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beetstreet

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-28-2013 06:37:27 | More by beetstreet
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Moheban

California

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

12-20-2013 04:50:33 | More by Moheban
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-16-2013 07:13:52 | More by Hardcore
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csmalley

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-14-2013 23:35:49 | More by csmalley
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-14-2013 16:39:34 | More by jaydoc
White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.