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

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1,870 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,870
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 15
Gots: 185 | 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

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Beer added by: jsh420 on 12-29-2011

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Ratings: 1,870 | Reviews: 432
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4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Marginal, I was expecting a lot more. The beer was way too fruity. It looks good, has a nice feel but those are the only positives I found. Really doesn't even taste like a beer one would drink in winter and may be better served as a spring tailgate beer before a baseball game that would taste good after a bunch of Bud Lights and Keystones.

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2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I just wasn't really impressed. I am not a big wit fan and even a white IPA I just didn't really care for it.

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2.79/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.19/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Liked it a lot. Better than Latitude 48 IPA. Not as good as Double agent IPL.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Part of the Hop Tour 6 Pack

A pale cloudy orange color, moderate visible carbonation, little head, decent amount of lacing around the edges that sticks to the glass most of the way down.

The smell is minimal but that of fruit, wheat, and hops. The taste is more pronounced, with layers of wheat followed by apricot and orange zest. It finishes mildly sweet with a slight hop bite at the end. Nothing super strong.

Lighter mouth feel with again noticeable carbonation on your tongue.

Overall, didn't blow me away, but it was part of a Hop Tour 6 Pack that was pretty fun. It was nice to put these 3 beers next to each other and see the difference. This was more of a hop study than an outright delicious beer tasting to me.

Won't seek out and purchase again most likely, but would drink if available.

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3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.78/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Look: Absolutely beautiful. A nice hazy unfiltered golden orange color. There is a lot of sediment hanging around in the beer, but I personally love that. Poured a nice half inch of white head that lingered and left nice lacing.

Smell: Smells like summertime. Very piney with subtle undertones of citrus. Although I did have difficulty smelling it once poured into glass.

Taste: Orange is extremely prominent in the flavor. It follows the nose well, but this time with citrus leading the way and the hops following behind. Very good attempt at mixing Belgium wheat and IPA.

Feel: Very crisp, very refreshing and smooth. Coats the mouth perfectly.

Overall: Sam Adams has always been really hit or miss with me, more so on the miss. This is by far the best I've had by them.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this as a summer IPA (if there is such a thing). This has a fresh, clear taste that strikes sits on my tongue and leaves a bright aftertaste. I can't explain why, but I don't appreciate that taste in colder weather and seek hardier, heavier, hoppier brews in the cold weather.

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3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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