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

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,543 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1543
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16%


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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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a tumbler pint glass at the Whiskey Priest in Boston, Mass.

A: Poured a very hazy, cloudy golden yellow color with a frothy, two-finger head of white foam that left some sudsy lace that gripped the glass weakly.

S: Coriander, citrus fruits, spicy & herbal hop aromas rise with mild fruity esters, creating a bitter and almost tart smelling citrusy ale.

T: Fairly thin and grainy up front, the chewy wheat malts and some lactose creep onto the palate before leveling out with a spicy hop and orange rind flavor. The hops settle in quickly and leave some citrusy grapefruit and lemongrass flavors on the palate with some bitter rind to chew on in the finish.

M: Medium bodied ale with some chewiness from the residual yeast and grain. Spicy and mild at times with a grainy and resinous kick.

D: As a hybrid white IPA, this 5.8% ABV brew doesn't really intrigue all that much. The citrus flavors are muted by some agressive hopping which actually doesn't hold up that well in the grainy bitterness of this IPA. Not all that bad but I feel the nuances of the sit didn't shine through this otherwise mediocre IPA all that well.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 05:11:00 | More by Gambrinus1184
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A-Dirty orange body with great gradation scale of color. One-to-two fingers of creamy white head. Light lacing is spotty and falls in a cascading fashion.

S-Hops. Mandarin. Tangerine. Peach. Orange. Pine. Dank. Caramel malt wafts. Could be more aromatic. A bit musty smelling. But fruits and pine make smell the stand-out trait.

T-Mandarin orange. Fresh bitter hops are piney. Light grapefruit. White bread. A lot of pine that's a plus. But evident malt, (not sunken and hidden) should be here. Also benefitting would be fruits that are strong and on-par like the smells' fruits are.

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O-Not getting the witbier taste here. The obvious orange in witbier is tasted but no coriander and wheat. Whitewater IPA is essentially an orange fruit, (orange, tangerine, mandarin, apricot, etc.) IPA in my book. A decent good beer I'd buy in a Sam Seasonal Box or Hopology Mixed Six Pack, not sure if a whole sixer though. More tastes will determine.

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 1,543 ratings.