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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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1,664 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,664
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 63 | 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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clemtig76

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-11-2014 15:11:27 | More by Mlawrence
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BltByKrmn

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-14-2014 23:52:06 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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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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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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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14%

06-02-2012 04:26:33 | More by HEADYdb
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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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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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BrewtalAlement

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-17-2012 22:53:53 | More by BrewtalAlement
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-20-2012 05:26:34 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A – Pours a cloudy honey color with a nice one-finger head of thick white bubbles. Clumpy/patchy lacing.

S – Lemon pepper, apricot, and mild grassy hops. Smells nice.

T – Starts off fairly nice with apricot, lemon, coriander, and a little bit of white pepper. Nice spice blend. Middle taste is floral and grassy, much of what you would expect, and then….something happens. The finish of this beer is harshly, astringently bitter. I don’t mean beer bitter, (I LIKE bitter beers) I mean acrid…this tastes more like tonic water. Not good. Poorly balanced.

M – It is here where things go even more downhill. Body lacks a lot of fullness, and instead of “thin”, a better description would be “hollow bodied”. Medium carbonation.

O – I think SA had a decent idea here with the spice blend, but the aftertaste just killed this one for me. As I was drinking it, I couldn’t wait to be done with it. Not far from a drain pour. I don’t know what is up with the newer SA products that are appearing in their variety packs recently, but I feel most of them are really poorly executed. (Not including the “single batch” collection, most of which are good to excellent)

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:15:47 | More by TempeBeerMan
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-14-2013 18:49:16 | More by ImperatorScab
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-27-2012 21:45:21 | More by AllHailBeercules
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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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braedon_peluso

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-17-2014 02:11:47 | More by braedon_peluso
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-28-2014 16:56:32 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-18-2012 13:30:59 | More by lcdawg
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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