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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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1,731 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,731
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsh420 on 12-29-2011)
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-26-2013 00:53:21 | More by Bighorn
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oberon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured into a standard pint glass a tagerine color tinged hazy yellow with a nicely formed lacey 1/2 finger white head.Aromas were pretty light with some toasted wheat and lemony notes,I didn' get much grapefruit or pine like many others.Quite dry on the palate with sharp grapefruit rind and lemon pith,the flavors seem to fade with mild toasted wheat in the finish.Not a bad beer,good to drink while out grillin like today.

04-15-2012 21:05:41 | More by oberon
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MadScientist

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%

A: A somewhat cloudy golden beer with a persistent, rocky, white head.

S: One of the hoppier smelling beer I've had from S.A. and very good smelling IPA in general. A moderately-strong citrus hops aroma with a fair amount of pineapple notes. There is a moderately-light wheat aroma and light fruity ester.

T: A strong citrus hops flavor with moderate hops bitterness dominate the flavor. Not far behind is some of the orange peel flavor and bitterness with a light bit of malt and wheat sweetness. The balance is moderately bitter with a fairly dry finish. The aftertaste is of a lingering hops and citrus peel bitterness.

M: A fluffy beer with a medium body and moderately-strong carbonation.

O: The mouthfeel and citrus peel let you know that despite the strong hop flavor lets you know this is not an IPA.

03-07-2013 00:25:37 | More by MadScientist
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npala86

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

08-07-2013 20:39:44 | More by npala86
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-12-2012 23:08:28 | More by dmheinz57
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markallmon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-23-2013 19:42:57 | More by markallmon
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jonny1138

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -71.3%

06-21-2014 21:39:06 | More by jonny1138
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-26-2012 15:53:06 | More by csmartin6
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Lazaro

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2013 22:38:37 | More by Lazaro
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

02-18-2012 20:55:09 | More by WuAnquo1
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Todd

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

LOOK: As per the bottle, a hazy brew. Dirty peach, massive creamy white foam head.

SMELL: Powdery spices, pine, citric peel, stone fruit.

TASTE: Medium bodied, crisp, apricot fruitiness, semi-sweet backbone, soft pine, grassy bitterness, citric, wheat husk, dry finish.

White IPAs are trendy at the moment, so this White (wheat) Ale meets India Pale Ale decides to distinguish itself from the rest by also adding apricots to the mix; spices too, but that's from the White Ale. Personally, the apricots and hops don't play together all that well. There's an odd flavor that forms as a result and takes away from the malt profile. Overall, not a bad beer, but it seems a bit too contrived in my opinion.

03-21-2012 19:39:24 | More by Todd
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40451

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

05-19-2012 01:05:58 | More by 40451
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

12oz bottle. Pours a light hazy golden amber with a medium rocky head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet honey malts and some melon with some grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts, and some tropical fruits with a pretty big harsh bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an pretty good IPA, one of the better beers from Sam Adams. I like the fruits but the flavors don't all really blend well together.

06-21-2012 23:24:50 | More by Beaver13
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-24-2013 03:04:56 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Abaskin


4.33/5  rDev +24.1%

Bought this at the local liquor store looking for something "light and refreshing" I have been on a heiferweizen kick as of late, just because its been so hot. This I have to say wasy pleasantly surprising. it is light quite hoppy but not in way where I found it too hoppy (being a guy who doesn't like IPA as much as some do.) It was exactly what I wanted. Its light its extremely drinkable , and goes good with any food I can think to pair it with.

Please try this if you can find it in your area.

08-04-2012 19:23:51 | More by Abaskin
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Kurt1326_

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2014 16:29:33 | More by Kurt1326_
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-06-2012 04:43:22 | More by TimoP
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-18-2013 14:45:39 | More by JoeD15
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SAxDRC5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-03-2012 19:58:33 | More by SAxDRC5
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Nversobr

Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

07-25-2014 14:18:50 | More by Nversobr
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-27-2014 05:04:08 | More by Doomcifer
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-13-2013 04:13:56 | More by lionnusmb
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Billolick

New York

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%

12 ounce bottle, with freshness info notching on the side of the label. Came as part of the hop a licious box set.

Pours clouded washed out pale apricot. Light tan, fine bubble head, stays at the 1/4 inch level and leaves decent strands and bits of lace.

Moderate grapefruit rinds, pine needles and sweet flowery hints picked up by the sniffer.

More dry grapefruit, light pine and fruity IPA goodness on the palate. Not picking up the advertised apricots. Tasty enough, but a bit lacking in density of flavor and bite of hop. Middle of the road mass produced IPA. Drinkable for sure, but not in the class of more intensly flavorful renditions of the style. Good newbie craft brew, perhaps something my BMC drinking kids might try and enjoy. Decent summery IPA

05-30-2012 01:33:51 | More by Billolick
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mctizzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-17-2014 18:46:18 | More by mctizzz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance: One inch head, golden-brown in color, cloudy, high carbonation

Smell: light Belgian spice, big citrus and tangerine

Taste: orange, lemon, wheat--almost Orange Julius like, then a strong citrus hoppy end

Mouthfeel: moderate-high carbonation, light bodied, sweet candy like start with a bitter lasting middle

Overall: This is what you get if you take a clean witbier and add bitterness to the end in a big way. As my first white ipa, I find this refreshing, confusing, and different. I believe I would like this better if the two beer styles were a bit more intertwined--maybe a bit less sweetness in the beginning of the drink. I am not sure if I would get a six but would gladly have a couple. This one is good, but I think there are better beers in the hopology mix pack.

06-11-2012 14:25:50 | More by tigg924
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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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