Whiplash White IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Whiplash White IPAWhiplash White IPA

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85
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 43 | 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:
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(Beer added by: GABrew on 11-16-2013)
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Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of hillcityjosh
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of jsurfs82
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of NCMatt
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cameronc12
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Jobin_24
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of C_Dom
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of jelwilso
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of SCanthony
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Psberrier
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ONUMello
3.94/5  rDev +4%
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

Photo of Zombie_King
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of millerm25
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of CTague
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of muraco3
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of meanmutt
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a cloudy orange color with a 1 inch white head that dissipates slowly leaving a good bit of lacing down a goblet glass.

Smell is really good. I get a lot of Christmas tree pine hops with a hint of wheat in the background.

Taste follows the nose with a really good amount of the pine hops up front with wheat malts coming in on the end.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with a good amount of carbonation to give it a kick.

Overall, a good beer. It gives you the taste of an IPA with the look of a witbeir. A nice combo in my opinion.

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.