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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

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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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

thereal_adam, Jan 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

TheNakedStiletto, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

khargro2, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Aprice34, Thursday at 12:37 AM
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

GMan, May 29, 2014
Photo of serotoninronin
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a regular ole pint glass.

A: Pure clover honey, but slightly more translucent. A ton of drifting bubbles, but none of them seem to be in a particular hurry, clinging to the side of the glass. Nice 1.5 finger head that craters in quickly in the center, but stays real sticky around the edges, like meringue almost. Decently thick, very constant lacing all around.

S: Lots of tart breadiness, even more so than regular old sourdough, almost reminiscent of a gose. Some candy-like sweetness to go along with it. Not quite citrus, but more like the center of a gobstopper. Some spiky woodsy notes as well. Burning leaves on the edges.

T: Sweetness shifts to a less tart place up front. Moves into an orange-rindy citrus. Maybe kumquats. Tons of belgian yeast, with pure pine hop resin on the back end with a much more aggressive charred bitterness lingering than I was expecting. A little too structured and linear; the flavors don't meld as well as they could have.

M: Really ideal carbonation level. It feels really active in your mouth, broadly speaking, but you don't get the sharpness on the tongue that would usually go along with it. Clear and concise movement across the palate.

O: Not a bad beer, but not one that I'm likely to buy again. It's refreshing, but I wouldn't call it drinkable. Maintains its IPA teeth rather nicely.

serotoninronin, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

user785335, Mar 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

PA-Michigander, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

pixieskid, Mar 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

ahommell, Sep 29, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into stein.

A: Clear, medium amber with about two fingers of bright white head with a little lacing on the glass.

S: Moderate pine notes along with fruits. Aromatic, but not quite hoppy enough to be an IPA.

T: Some citrus fruits and medium hopes. Tasty, but again, not remarkable. Somewhat of a residual hop aftertaste after it's drank.

M: Mouthfeel is light bodied, perfectly carbonated, really an excellent mouthfeel.

This is likable enough and not offensive at all, but it feels like Sweetwater really played it safe and went the moderate route. Not sure it's worth a purchase over other white IPAs this yar like accumulation.

RyanPoff, Jan 12, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -11%

GACalvin, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mte1972, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tdm168, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

zp6167a, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Arch-Harris, Dec 24, 2013
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AngusOg, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.