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Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GABrew on 11-16-2013)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

nhirsch04, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ShanePB, Nov 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

MEO89, Nov 07, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

TigerOwl, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow + lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a medium to large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, floral, and pine hops over the top of very light aromas of grainy + wheat malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy, pale, and wheat malts with a touch of subtle sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, floral, and pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - a nice white IPA with the touches of wheat as well as the moderate hop presence. Definitely worth grabbing and better than I expected.

dbrauneis, Nov 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

hillcityjosh, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jsurfs82, Nov 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

NCMatt, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

RavenForBeer, Nov 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Cameronc12, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jobin_24, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ImperatorScab, Nov 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

C_Dom, Nov 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

jelwilso, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

GETTNCRUNKED, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

SCanthony, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

kybeerdrinker, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Psberrier, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 12/9/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Pale orange with a 1/2-finger head
S: Wheat/pine/florals/a hint of caramel
T: Matches the nose note for note
F: Light to medium-bodied, crisp
O: Solid, very drinkable just nothing outstanding

ONUMello, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Zombie_King, Oct 26, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

millerm25, Oct 26, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

CTague, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

decent but nothing real special here. i dont get the white part really, at least not as much as others in the style. its only a little cloudy and wheaty, still more of a regular ipa to me in grain composition and flavor, although there is a slight hint of belgian yeast fruitiness to this that may take it there, but its so subtle as to be an accent. the hops are also a little mild for what i like an in ipa, and would call this more in the session family, except its over 6% abv, so it doesnt really fit there either. i need to assess this just as a beer, not how well it fits into a style, especially one as poorly defined as a white ipa. its clean drinking, no yeast or grain weight to this slowing it down, and carbonation is high, all of which i like, but i am looking for more hops in this, and for a sturdiness that matches its alcohol content.

StonedTrippin, Oct 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

2dogbrew, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

muraco3, Oct 25, 2014
Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.