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Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GABrew on 11-16-2013)
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Reviews by bsp77:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

bsp77, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dankjohn, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Fast169, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mte1972, Dec 12, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

chinchill, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Retroman40
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

Retroman40, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

tdm168, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DeeJay, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cjgator3, Dec 31, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

aleckpa, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

TylerHagler, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rworkman, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Will_The_Thrill, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

kferq, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

zp6167a, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

4Socialanxiety, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

KevinGordon, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ckr1451, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

crownrl28, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BeerBuzzGuy, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

EgadBananas, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

smakawhat, Mar 11, 2014
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Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.