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Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | 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 rajendra82:
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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden amber appearance, with haze in the body, made it clear, that this was a beer drawing on both IPA and wheat beer traditions. The smell was sweet, delicate, floral, and lightly citric. The taste struck a good balance between a Witbier and an IPA, as I could first detect bubblegum, banana, and a peppery yeast, and then got a dose of grapefruit, and some pine. This was not quite a thorough melding of the two style, but more of a layering effect, with two distinct waves of flavors. The mouthfeel was creamy and soft, being close to basically a Witbier, while the finish was drawn out hops similar to, but not quite as intense as an IPA. Nicely done blend of styles.

rajendra82, Nov 30, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

bsp77, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dankjohn, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Fast169, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mte1972, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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 10, 2014
Photo of sourd
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

sourd, Sunday at 08:54 PM
Photo of Retroman40
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Retroman40, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tdm168, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

DeeJay, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cjgator3, Dec 31, 2013
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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

aleckpa, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.