Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.96/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy blonde with a tall, thick white head. This is a nice take on the wheat IPA, I like it and would have another. The hops character has a balance, and delicious, mix of grassy lemon with tropical fruit, which probably also comes from the apricot addition. The flavors blend seamlessly though, as they should. The finish is dry and spicy with a lemon rind and grapefruit tang. This is one of my favorite Sam beers, and an all-around pleasant beer for any occasion.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2013 02:05:54 | More by tempest
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4.23/5 rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
M-Medium body. Fluid and creamy both. Medium-low carbonation. Typical sweet/sours of citrus start the sip, a sweet bready middle leads to a smooth pine finish that leaves a numb peppery hop bite. A medicinal crushed pill bitter is the after-feel.
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 10:28:37 | More by shacawgo24
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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