REVIEW: White Hawk Select IPA

Photo: J.T. Wampler

This week’s beer: White Hawk Select IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company in Ukiah, California.

The White Hawk pour is a light honey color with a trifling head that dissipates quickly.

Its aroma is of earthy, floral hops with a hint of pine.

The taste is a punch of hops with a nice, persistent bitterness and a dry finish. It has a nice balance of hops and malt like an English-style IPA.

This India Pale Ale will probably disappoint most hardcore hop-heads, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beers that wallop you with a ton of hops don’t really appeal to me. I like a more balanced approach to brewing.

It has an ABV of 7%, but no alcohol burn to speak of.

Overall, it’s a very well made beer. It would make a great gateway beer for easing people into the delightful world of IPAs.

Pair with spring rolls or stuffed mushrooms.

Rating: 4

J.T Wampler
J.T. is a contributor for the Fayetteville Flyer. He is also the owner and brewer at the Tanglewood Branch Beer Co., located at 1431 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville.
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