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Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Whiplash White IPAWhiplash White IPA

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very good

36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 284
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 9
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: GABrew on 11-16-2013

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 284
Reviews by Retroman40:
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3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hoppin_mad
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter (plus light revision with sample on tap at th brewery in Nov. 2014).

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. Less hoppy and bold than the outstanding "regular" Sweetwater IPA.

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CTague
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sourd
4/5  rDev +4.4%

draft shaker pint

tangerine in color...cloudy would be an understatement

floral hop scent with substantial wheat funk

glorious floral grapefruit taste with a slight wheaty sourness

almost creamy with a thirst quenching finish

an almost perfect white ipa/american wheat ale. absolutely lovely. cant understand why this is sub-90

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1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

this is the beer you give you 13 year old that thinks they want to drink beer. They will NEVER touch it again. lol. Very bitter strong grapefruit taste and thick on the tongue.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of DeeJay
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of aleckpa
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of hophugger
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light yellow color with a decent head and some off the chain amazing lacing that coats the inside of the glass and holds on for dear life. Aroma is full of grapefruit. Taste is decent, hop bitterness and some grapefruit and citrus peel. Feel on the palate is thick and holds on for dear life before going down the gullet. Good hopped beer !!!!!!!!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of scootny
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is one Heck of a hybrid ale. Wit grain bill, strong ale yeast, American IPA hopping. Sizeable head, good lace, wispy covering. Cloudy orange gold. Nose is lively with wheat twang, light pils breadiness, tropical fruit hops. Taste is an amalgam and it works out beautifully. Light malty body that seems to be overwhelmed by the huge hop content but the yeast and mellower hop artifacts bring a balance to the finish that makes this highly quaffable and refreshing. Feel is smooth with a mild carbonation that brings a gentle dubbing of the mouth. I like this stuff. It's hard to define out pigeonhole bit it's good.

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Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.