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

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,697 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,697
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 75 | 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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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A – Pours a cloudy honey color with a nice one-finger head of thick white bubbles. Clumpy/patchy lacing.

S – Lemon pepper, apricot, and mild grassy hops. Smells nice.

T – Starts off fairly nice with apricot, lemon, coriander, and a little bit of white pepper. Nice spice blend. Middle taste is floral and grassy, much of what you would expect, and then….something happens. The finish of this beer is harshly, astringently bitter. I don’t mean beer bitter, (I LIKE bitter beers) I mean acrid…this tastes more like tonic water. Not good. Poorly balanced.

M – It is here where things go even more downhill. Body lacks a lot of fullness, and instead of “thin”, a better description would be “hollow bodied”. Medium carbonation.

O – I think SA had a decent idea here with the spice blend, but the aftertaste just killed this one for me. As I was drinking it, I couldn’t wait to be done with it. Not far from a drain pour. I don’t know what is up with the newer SA products that are appearing in their variety packs recently, but I feel most of them are really poorly executed. (Not including the “single batch” collection, most of which are good to excellent)

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:15:47 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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