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

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BA SCORE
79
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1,692 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,692
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 74 | 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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FlatRabbitRed

Arizona

2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is like the White Ale turned into an IPA, and it is cloudy - not a bad thing! Some reviews said it was not even an IPA, that's not true at all. There is a lot of hop character going on, maybe the person doing the review got an older bottle (loss of hop flavors and aromas) or they were expecting an extreme IPA west coast style; Ruination, Torpedo, Yellow Snow, Hoptimum, Hop Slam, Pliny, ect.

A very different IPA, in fact this beer goes to show that any extra hopped beer is in fact an IPA.
It was an odd beer for me very light in color, very citrusy, somewhat floral and spicy to the point where it dominated the strong hop flavors. These beers are not enjoyable for me because there is too much going on.

Spiced citrus floral IPA

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 20:29:53 | More by FlatRabbitRed
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S - Citrus and pine.

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,692 ratings.