This traditional IPA is still made in the English style of the 1800s. White Hawk follows the same recipe that was used to send beer to India for British troops, maintaining the rich, heavy hops and malt flavors that characterize this strong brew. A sharp, bright aroma complements the strong hops flavor and high 7% alcohol presence. With accents of dark chocolate and coffee, this IPA is a unique and memorable beer. Ale lovers will note the exaggerated characteristics that make this beer feel like moving from an acoustic Fender guitar to an electric Les Paul. $7.50 for a six pack.
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