Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Jparker37:
3.78/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - Smaller white head that recedes to a ring. Orange in color with a mild fog clarity. Got some spotty lacing.
S - Lemon zest citrus, a touch of piney hops. Getting a small amount of wheat. More pronounced orange when it warms up, probably apricot seeing it mentioned on the bottle.
T - Hops hit with a piney flavor immediately on the palate. Midway through is where I can find a little bit of sweetness to the malt. Hops hold flavor throughout but have sharp bitterness. Finishes rather dry with a lingering piney/spiced feel.
M - Prickly high carbonation, just on the light side of medium bodied. Again, touch of sweetness in the middle with a dry finish.
O - I thought this encompassed many good aspects of a good wit and American IPA like the label says it intends. I personally would like to see less piney hop characters and more yeast coming through to work better together rather than against itself. That being said, Sam Adams seemed to accomplish what they set out to do.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 00:26:03 | More by Jparker37
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2.98/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into A lager glass.
A - Hazy yellow-gold. Two inch white head that keeps retention throughout. Nice lacing.
S - Citrus and pine.
T - Slightly sweet fruit and malt ends in an unpleasant bitterness. Almost like ashes.
M - Medium/full
O - This is how it was after five minutes. The first few sips were tremendously hoppy. Let it sit a few minutes to savor it fully. Didn't care for the bitter aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 06:22:25 | More by joe12pk
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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