White Hawk Select IPA | Mendocino Brewing Company

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White Hawk Select IPAWhite Hawk Select IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
White Hawk Select IPA is a traditional India Pale Ale. We’ve blended American West Coast Cascade Hops with a very generous dose of English Fuggle Hops. This combination makes for a very aromatic character, as well as a truly authentic English flavor which you must taste to believe. “Hopheads” will love this brew!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
914
Reviews:
541
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.79%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ordybill
4.12/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a semi clear golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma is bitter hops. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jodio
2.13/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Offa
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a good, enjoyable, balanced, if not outstanding, IPA. Dark gold/pale amber, small white head soon thins to ring & wisps.
Aroma is spicy-resiny, hints of apple and honey.
Taste is spicy-resiny bitterness just dominating throughout, but restrained, balanced with some jammy raisin sweetness and toasty white bread, hints of grass. It's not great or exciting, but it's solid and quite drinkable. It maintains a nice balance of interest and character with easy drinkability.

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Photo of tubeman
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Falling somewhere in the golden to light orange color range, this one comes in with respectable clarity to it and 3/5" white head. Uniform lace. The hops pop pink grapefruit and tea.

Taste brings in more of the woodiness and earthiness of the fuggles hop. They went a less traveled route here in that regard. Not gonna find too many California ipas with fuggles hops. This is for your uncle who likes em a little more balanced and whatnot. For being a Mendocino new recipe it sure came off like the old stuff, for better and for worse. These guys are impossible to make a light dry bodied beer.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got as a gift! 12oz bottle served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head lasts almost 5mins before film out.

S- Not a lot there at all. Disappointing to say the least

T- Not a lot of hops. Fair amount of malt and sugar. Not a very good blend. It's ok but subdued

M- Dry and tart. Thicker than usual for this style.

O- Not a bad brew but not a great on either. Will not buy again but it's a nice try.

Food Pairing

This not bad brew went well with........ Chicken Kiev! The butter and dill makes a nice blend with the cheese then this brew cuts through it well.

Enjoy

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Photo of DrMullet
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color.
Smell is a hoppy pine and citrus.
Taste is pine upfront, some lemon and grapefruit follows, then a bit
more pine at the end.

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Photo of Squire123
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gandres
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: reddish amber, light brown, hazy, minimal tan foam
Aroma: Nose: not much aroma, malty drink:malty, slight scent of alcohol, ho hoppy aroma
Taste: medium to very bitter
Feel:full body, sticky, lively, long finish
OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 25, 2016

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Photo of MDDMD
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Carolvs
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KevinL
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chlilley
4.13/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Purified
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mds1101
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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White Hawk Select IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 914 ratings.
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