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White Hawk Select IPA | Mendocino Brewing Company

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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
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#43,302
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
915
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
3.43
 
 
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MENDOCINO (NY) WHITE HAWK IPA 2/10/16

The fourth and last of the February selections from the beer club membership my daughters gifted me.

a: Clear copper with a half finger thick white head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Slight floral.

t: Moderate pine resin over a medium bready malt base. Bitterness lingers a bit on the dry finish. Later some grassy and mild floral notes appear. 7% ABV is well concealed.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: An OK dark colored American IPA which starts off rather harsh but mellows and smooths out somewhat. Advertised as an English style IPA which yet will appeal to hopheads. My take is this would not particularly appeal to either Brits or hopheads, although a Brit hophead might appreciate the bitterness.

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White Hawk Select IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 915 ratings
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