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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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BA SCORE
79
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1,682 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,682
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 69 | 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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lochef81

Michigan

3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Number 2 of the beers in Sam Adams Hop Tour. This ale pours a hazy orange amber hue with a thick but short lasting stark white head. Thus gives way to a thin white foam and nice lacing. The nose on this ale is very bitter. Lots of hops both piney and citrus in note. Followed by a fresh aroma of apricots and peppery spices. The taste follows suit but with the apricots both on the lead of the beer and then more present on the finish. Im not a fan fruit in my beer but this on us subtle and balanced enough to be very enjoyable. This is a very drinkable and refreshing offering from a solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 06:00:33 | More by lochef81
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

07-21-2014 15:06:27 | More by Ropowers3
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Lazaro

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2013 22:38:37 | More by Lazaro
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-10-2013 02:43:26 | More by goldenM13
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14%

01-29-2014 20:20:08 | More by yaksurf
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-28-2012 03:46:12 | More by Njstoutlover23
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TimH


3/5  rDev -14%

05-19-2012 18:23:57 | More by TimH
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FreshButterbeer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-29-2013 18:06:55 | More by FreshButterbeer
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Metalaero

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-11-2013 21:18:01 | More by Metalaero
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14%

03-26-2012 01:44:44 | More by jlordi12
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: I was surprised to see how hazy and light it looked.
S: Pretty standard hoppy floral. No offputting smells
T: Hops actually are a not as pertinent as in other IPAs. A slight sweetness as to it as well.
m: the lingering spiciness is a little offputting but otherwise it sits well.

Overall a unique IPA. Easy and fun to drink

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 23:11:35 | More by Jamesthebrit
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greyghost86

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

07-07-2014 02:52:24 | More by greyghost86
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clemtig76

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2014 17:59:02 | More by clemtig76
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ifixufly

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-08-2013 03:21:09 | More by ifixufly
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-29-2012 00:46:30 | More by Ljoreilly
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14%

02-07-2012 00:04:13 | More by NHSTEVE
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TheCondor

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this joker up in Leavenworth in a Sam Adams sampler pack, pretty excited to say the least. Relatively new beer, IPA, Sam Adam’s, what could go wrong? Poured from the bottle into my Camp Shelby Army National Guard mug. Marcy Projects what

Appearance – Pours a hazy golden color with a big, creamy two finger head that has some staying power to it. Really sweet looking brew.

Smell – Whoa fruits! They weren’t joking when they said this was spiced with apricots. I can whiff those plus other tropical fruits, big pine, everything you expect and love from hops. Very distinct and strong fruit essence

Taste – Pretty dang tasty brew. Follows the nose pretty good, lots of tropical fruit, orange peel, etc. Its certainly got a kick to it, although it is a little weak on the taste intro. You really don’t taste much until the middle of the drink.

Mouthfeel – Light, crisp, dry finish. Not super bitter, but there is a somewhat IPA like finish.

Overall – I think others have expressed the same sentiments in that this brew is probably better suited as a APWA or other style. It’s not quite strong enough in the hops to be an IPA (in my opinion). Not a wonderful representation of that particular style, however it is still a good beer. I would absolutely drink it again, especially on a hot day like today was. Interesting style combination, Sam Adams rarely disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:20:14 | More by TheCondor
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-18-2013 08:43:43 | More by brewskis4drewski
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PhilMiller

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-14-2014 02:31:02 | More by PhilMiller
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nrombes

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-14-2012 04:58:43 | More by nrombes
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-22-2013 23:16:54 | More by Roy1586
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BltByKrmn

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

03-28-2013 17:16:53 | More by BltByKrmn
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Acforster2

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2012 22:54:58 | More by Acforster2
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-01-2013 10:40:41 | More by Paul_Apsley
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-14-2013 18:49:16 | More by ImperatorScab
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,682 ratings.