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War Hawk | Big Boss Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by n2185 on 02-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
24
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
85.92%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 24
Reviews by n2185:
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2.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

A: Pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with good lacing.

S: A little sweet citrus up front with some notes of caramel malts and then dry, bitter pine. The aromas are pretty muted.

T: A strong, dry, piney bitterness hits up front and lingers well after. There is an underlying diacetyl buttery flavor as well. Not much else going on here.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is nicely carbonated and would be drinkable if not for the strong bitterness and butter flavors.

O: A bit of a dud here. Overly bitter, lacking complexity, and the presence of diacetyl are all pretty big turn-offs. It looks pretty and has good body, at least.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zachthelaxer93
3.89/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +32%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.44/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irish57
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.93/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden honey in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation that slowly rises from the bottom of the glass and some copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts with lighter aromas of citrus/orange hops and strong pine hop.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts and moderate to strong flavors of pine hops with a light touch of citrus/grapefruit pith hops. There are moderate to heavy amounts of bitterness which lingers throughout the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: I'm not the biggest fan of this beer, it tastes almost like the hops were old or boiled too long giving much more bitterness than I would expect for the style. Don't think I would recommend this one.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.88/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good taste, decent feel and smell

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Photo of EConnOG
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of RyanAU
3.75/5  rDev +32%

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First tried at Asheville BeerFest.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev +32%

Photo of JMC_TM
3.64/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of OldSmaug
3.63/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev +32%

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.37/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Like the look of the brew but the hops were overly bitter for me and this style.

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Photo of sonnydeezy
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Nuggetz
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andy1701
4/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of Jeeb
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of jak
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of NCStateAE
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of MasterRigger
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

War Hawk from Big Boss Brewing
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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