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

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,822 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,822
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 140 | 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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Ratings: 1,822 | Reviews: 426 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

jonny1138, Jun 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Razr86, Dec 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

White IPAs are my all time favorite type of beer. They are not always the most easy to find in stores (I usually find them in summer months in breweries/on tap), so I thought I'd give Samuel Adams a go. And, this was by far one of my least favorite beers I have ever tried. It tastes like straight up orange peels, no depth at all. Disappointed.

alyj, Sep 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Will96, Sep 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

BabiGrand, Nov 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Dulcea, Feb 18, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

EminaMac, Feb 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

UncleJon206, May 31, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

IanWingy, Jan 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

NateBenner, Sep 16, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Alacranlmc, Apr 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

shehateme, Jan 25, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

NickCurley, Apr 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

cstowell21, Jan 27, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

eb1993nj, Mar 12, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

twkirkby, Mar 22, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

PopnLoads, Jul 06, 2013
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1.38/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Jesse13713, Jun 30, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Massbmx, Jul 09, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

cmiley123, Jan 31, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

agreenman19, Apr 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

Beerlover, Apr 18, 2014
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1.6/5  rDev -54%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

BOSMECH, Sep 10, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

WKrieger, Jan 21, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

buffcityx, Feb 08, 2013
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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.