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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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1,851 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,851
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 163 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of obrike
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had one of these at my old man's house last night.

Poured a cloudy, light orange in my pint glass. Left a soft, creamy white head that lingered and left pretty decent lacing.

Yum! A very nice citrusy pop (grapefruit, tangerine...even some pineapple) A bit of earthy pine too. Very nice. Looking forward to the taste.

Oh well...a bit of a letdown on the taste. Certainly not bad, but way too muted. Not getting the citrus I was expecting from the scent at all. Just a fairly generic IPA. Fairly smooth, but does not overwhelm.

Man, this one was all bark up front with no bite. Too bad. Still, a decent effort by SA.

Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass a tagerine color tinged hazy yellow with a nicely formed lacey 1/2 finger white head.Aromas were pretty light with some toasted wheat and lemony notes,I didn' get much grapefruit or pine like many others.Quite dry on the palate with sharp grapefruit rind and lemon pith,the flavors seem to fade with mild toasted wheat in the finish.Not a bad beer,good to drink while out grillin like today.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Poured this IPA into a normal pint glass, and the beer makes a good strong two finger thick off white foam presentation. The body is golden and cloudy.

The aroma is piny and grapefruit up front, along with a soapy kind of astringent aridness.

Diving into this beer is like taking a bite into grapefruit flesh. Pretty tart and fruity.

Feels full in body, albeit has a lower ABV than most full body flavor brews. Good carbonation, and a very oily slick middle to the end.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jmarklan
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a lovely, cloudy golden with some yeast sediment visible thru the fog. Very dense white head, excellent retention with decent lacing.

Smells like an IPA... but different. Citric hops abound, but there's a nice peach/ apricot aroma in there as well.

Tastes predominately like citric hops and wheat, but with some honey, slight cracker/grain malt, wheat, and subtle apricot. The Wheat blends very well with the hops.

Feels light/ medium bodied, crisp, somewhat dry.

Overall: Very nice.

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

I appreciate tenderbranson69 sharing this with me. enjoyed chilled from a goblet.

The color is lightly hazed glowing apricot with thick cap of foam and spotty lace pattern. The smell has a nice citrus odor with mild tropical fruit accent and somewhat fruity hop odor with nice yeast ester and slight spice. The feel is good with bitterness that is balanced well by the wheat which is toasted and mildly sweet with tanginess of fruit w/ a semi-dry finish and semi-high carbonation which is refreshing.

The taste is malty up front with nice wheat body and tinges of toast leading up to a tropical fruit and spicy hop flavor with a nice apricot and tangelo element. The hops have bitterness lasting into the mildly juicy finish. Overall a solid IPA, the wheat lightens and allows the hops to shine in this lower abv example of an American Style IPA. I enjoyed the tropical tinges in the hops with nice pine tinge a quaffable ale which holds its own.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Whitewater IPA from Sammy A is another great creation and defintiely worth a taste. The beer pours a cloudy yelow with creamy white foam. The smell is ripe with citrus and hints of pine. The taste is bitter with citrus and spices. The mouthfeel is medium to light with generous carbonation. Overall it is good.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rawfish
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow gold with copious amounts of floaties. Forms a nice head, a tight covering, finger high with spots of lacing.

Nice aroma, grapefruit and lemony with a soft peach or apricot note. Not very strong but unique and pleasant. Bready malt bill beneath with a hint of honey sweetness.

Bready grains a little husky with a touch of caramel sweetness. Moderate hops with a good blend of pine, grapefruit and grass. Muted with shockingly low bitterness for an IPA. Residual sweetness across the tongue as opposed to hop flavor. Plain.

Medium bodied that falls rather flat with muted carbonation. Slick mouthcoating.

This isn't a great ipa, the hoppiness would be close to a english pale with painful mouthfeel. Aroma was inviting but nothing else special here. With so many ipas available in the market this isn't going to stand out,

Photo of DavidST
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, best before July 2012. This pours a hazy light golden color with a large foamy off white head which leaves a glass coating lacing. The smells are of hops, pine and grapefruit / citrus, a little apricot. The feel is medium to light. The taste is good enough, nice amount of hop bitterness, some pine and grapefruit but a bunch of sweetness, apricot comes through a bunch in this one.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,851 ratings.