Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is pale orange, bordering on gold, and is fairly clear (a slight haze). The head is thinner than I'd like, but does retain nicely. The nose isn't too assertive, but does have some nice mild American hop aromas of oranges, pineapples, and lemons.
The beer has a rather light body and a fairly firm (slightly thin) feel. The flavor is predominantly hoppy, but has a little tartness to it as well. I definitely get the sharp, citrusy flavors of the Centennial hops and I'm glad the Cascade hops aren't over-done (not a big fan). The beer starts out tart and fruity up front with pineapple and orange notes and digs in with some bitterness in the back of the palate. The finish is also fruity. Very drinkable beer. Refreshing.
Not a bad offering from Sweetwater. It's not what I typically look for in an American IPA. It lacks a substantial malt backbone and feels a bit sharp and thin, but the flavor is rather nice. I like the fruity character of the hops and found this beer to be one you want to drink 2 or 3 of.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 23:08:46 | More by deadonhisfeet
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