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

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Ratings: 1,843
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 144 | FT: 0
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jsh420 on 12-29-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A moderate pour yielded an impressive looking two fluffy fingers of head over a nice yellow-orange body. Lots of sediment noted. Lacing puts up a nice attempt at clinging to the side of the glass, keeps a light sheet the whole time.

Pine and grapefruit mesh well together in the nose. Light grass and hints of malt are also available if you search for them.

Taste is nice and bitter but generic. Grapefruit and pine are the usual suspects. Bit of malt sweetness toward the end before the bitter finish.

Body is light to medium. Washes down nice and quickly. Refreshing yet drying.

Photo of MarshMan71
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BOSMECH
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Fresh bottle from Premier Gourmet. Some hoppy aroma. Significant apricot finish that diffuses the hop bite. Cloudy yellow with lots of foam and lace. Smooth mouthfeel, decent drinkability. Tasty, not an off note but something different and worth the experiment. Significant IBU.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of mactrail
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very attractive dark gold color in the New Belgium snifter, with a head of rich foam. Well carbonated on the tongue, but has a more prickly than creamy sensation.

The apricot flavor is subtle, but it has a smooth fruity ear, like there was a dose of clear fruit brandy in it. This is definitely more bitter than the Dogfish Head Aprihop. Whitewater is a little lighter and crisper as well, but also a couple notches lower in strength.

On the whole, this is hugely flavorful, richly hopped while staying shy of over-biterness, yet light and drinkable. Another understated win for Sam Adams. Admit it, you'd love this if it was brewed by your favorite five-barrel brewpub.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of schoolboy
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a real surprise in the SA IPA for the sake of IPA pack. Some of the things in the pack just were not enough of an IPA to call them that, but I don't care what you call this one, I like it.

It has a complex yet easy drinking not-quite over the top AIPA aroma, taste and aftertaste. After about 5 sips I can taste the apricot (I love apricots). It works. And it just gets better as you drink it.

I think I have seen sixes or twelves of just this brew and I may pick some up some time.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DonDirkA
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams shot at the fairly new white IPA style. Nose is lemon, bread notes, yeast and slight citrus. Taste is very lemony. There are some spice notes, almost cinnamon with bready flavors and a hint of citrus. The apricot must be providing the citric acid flavors while the hops throw in the lemon and orange flavors. Actually better than I expected. I think I like Deschutes Chainbreaker better and Thunder Canyon Windstorm Wheat cask-aged with cascade and centennial hops even better. But this isn't half bad as a summer beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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