Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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1.38/5 rDev -60.5%
This is my 4th time having this beer. Poured into a Winking Lizard pilsner glass.
Appearance - A clumpy, uneven head. Highly carbonated with huge chunks of yeast floating around. The beer is a gross, chunky, bathroom-swill yellow. The yeast looks like giblets of lard.
Smell - Light hops and citrus. Nothing special. Does not smell fresh at all -though its best-by date is July. A bit of a rotten smell that is somewhere between body odor and dead lawn grass sitting in the back of a mower.
Taste - A very below average IPA. The hops are far from fresh or sweet. Dead grass lingers in the aftertaste. Funky and lightly bitter, but not in a good way. No delicious nectar qualities or citrus notes. This beer is a true drag to drink.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability - There's no real backing to this beer whatsoever. This beer is horrifically bland from start to finish. Plain, bland, dull . . . the thesaurus doesn't have enough synonyms for the word boring to describe this beer. Dry mouthfeel. Dry personality. I don't get any spice, apricot, or light fruits as others noted make this a witbier/ipa hybrid.
06-30-2012 03:07:26 | More by Jesse13713
1.6/5 rDev -54.2%
I have had this 2 times in a bottle.
A the apperance is more of a ligth clowded gold color.
Smells hoppy just like a IPA should.
T is a very citrusy taste then you get the hos with it also.
M it has the usual IPA hop taste but then you get the over bearing citrus taste.
O you have to really love IPA's on this one and I do love IPA's but the citrus taste just kills it I will never drink this again after my second try on it.
09-10-2012 15:27:34 | More by BOSMECH
1.84/5 rDev -47.3%
Sam Adams Whitewater IPA: Nice foamy head on top of a dirty straw colored brew. The aroma is acrid and chemical. The flavor -- ick. This mix of Belgian whit and American IPA does not dance. Pass on this one. The Decshutes Chainbreaker proves it can be done, but Sam Adams missed the mark.
04-19-2013 00:23:57 | More by iSip
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.