Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best If Enjoyed By: 02/24/14.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, yellow-orange body with just over an inch of white foam. Lacing is light on the descent.
Smell: Florals, pithy citrus fruits, predominately, with lesser hints of earthiness and even spearmint on a deep sniff. Underneath, a fairly soft scented, mild maltiness.
Taste: A light, soft taste of pale malts augmented by a lil' smidgen of wheat. Subtle sweetness. Soft breadiness. Citrusy, lightly floral with a thin, underlying earthiness. Medium-plus bitterness. The hop flavors recede, leaving a stone fruit taste with minor phenolic spicing on the soft, smooth finish and final kiss of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Better than expected!
12-25-2013 21:21:49 | More by ChainGangGuy
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into pseudo-pint glass.
Appearance: Mostly clear light gold with decent head retention and slight lacing.
Smell: Tangy grapefruit, light toasted notes, some spiciness.
Taste: Tart and tangy grapefruit dominates along with some tropical notes. Toasted malt body and some Belgian-like spiciness, but really the "Belgian" seems limited. Somewhat bitter.
Feel: Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Nice, dry finish.
Overall: More a tangy grapefruit IPA vs. a true Belgian influenced IPA. No matter, it tastes very good.
03-28-2014 15:55:32 | More by bsp77
3.79/5 rDev -1.3%
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours slightly hazy, orange-amber, and with a rather weak head that leaves better than expected lacing.
Aroma; fruity with a hint of baked white bread and a touch of Belgian yeast. Subtle hops, perhaps connected to the dating: just past BB date.
Flavor: fruity and mildly spicy with a hop level on the low end of the range for style. Moderately complex.
O: tasty, interesting and easy drinking. Seems best classified as a BPA.
04-09-2014 23:09:34 | More by chinchill
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
I acquired this as part of a "Tackle Box" consisting of four different Sweetwater Beers.
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Golden yellow with a good head that retreats to a strong lacing.
S - Citrus and pine with a hint of malt.
T - Citrus and pine start with a some Belgian yeast flavor to finish.
M - Very rich and creamy with good carbonation levels.
O - They claim it to be a 500 YO Belgian recipe hit with a truck load of hops and that is pretty much what you get. This is definitely worth having again.
02-14-2014 09:54:39 | More by Retroman40
3.61/5 rDev -6%
A: An orange, golden, honey color. Not much carbonation from the glass. A tiny head and some lacing.
S: Tropical fruit, orange, pineapple, Piney and lemon.
T: Similar to the nose. But you get that Belgian yeast taste. It's sweet but balanced.
M: I think it's light. Although you don't see much carbonation in the glass, you feel the carbonation on your tongue. It's nice.
O: This beer isn't amazing and I wouldn't seek it out. But it's new, and I love what Sweetwater has to offer. I think it's solid and well balanced. I'd recommend you try it at least once.
12-15-2013 23:14:06 | More by aleckpa
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau Dogfish Head IPA glass. Good till April 20th 2014.
Real nice crystal clear body, just the perfect amount of fine carbonation only rising up through the middle along a bronze colored bright brass body. Head is barely three fingers tall, very fine off white bubbles and some soapy retention. Pretty good looking beer.
Hop angle is very subtle, kind of a mushy tropical fruit sense. Some clove like spice a bit and even some woody like smoke hop angle. Not bad.
Palate just unfortunately doesn't seem to deliver. Comes off as a basic pale ale with some real chalky aftertaste. Hop forward, a little lime like in taste but not enjoyable. Very fleeting finish as well with a sort of dried out bread character, even stale tasting. Some faint citrus and tropical fruit somewhere that hides under a bit of lifeless flavor, slightly getting better as it warms.
Overall it's more of a weak pale ale, and doesn't really come across as anything even remotely different in this style.
03-11-2014 22:54:05 | More by smakawhat
Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.