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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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1,843 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,843
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 147 | 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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This beer was in the hop collection 6 pack, or something like that, a variety pack that also included Noble Pils and Latitude 48, two favorites of mine. So, this was a way to try something new while simultaneously picking up two beers that I like. Cool. Good thing, too, because I don't like Whitewater IPA, a wit/IPA hybrid, all that much.

Why not? It looks great! Slightly hazy like a wit, but a deeper gold color, with good foam.
Some hops to the smell, some citrus, a little soap? Nothing really intense.
Taste like orange peel. Like the pith of orange peel. Unpleasant aftertaste.
The beer really coats the mouth with an oil slick. Must be the proteins from the wheat. Maybe some dextrins from caramalts, too? Really doesn't go with IPA IMO.

Sorry Jim K., this one is not working for me.

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S. citrus and pine, orange peel.

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,843 ratings.