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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
80
good

1,817 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 138 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

monkeybeerbelly, Mar 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Goosehunter75, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

bdk1417, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Rod_J, Mar 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

stvanderwoude, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA is my second ever IPA. I hope this goes better than my initial experience with a brew I will not mention as to not slam it. As it pours from the bottle into a stein, I see a beautifully rich off-white head with wonderful lacing properties.

Smell is pine and citrus, what I'd expect. Nothing explosive here, just the right amount. Great job done here to the brewers.

Tastes like grapefruit while still having the apricot chime in that was mentioned on the label. The bitterness does its job for this IPA, but it doesn't push my limits like my first one. This is enough to get the job done without making it hard to exhale, another plus. Also, I can truly feel the hop oils in my mouth that IPA fans speak of.

Mouthfeel is lighter but with a dash of pleasant creaminess. I really like that.

Overall, I give my 2nd ever IPA a 3.5 since it was much better than my first , but not a life-changer either. Might I note that the creamy, bubbly head remains the entire time with ladders also gracing the inner glass.

Caveworm, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

WVBeerFan, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Rpreskenis, Mar 19, 2014
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SiW, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Guitars_and_beer, Mar 18, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by Aug 2014 at 40 degrees into Imperial pint
Aroma nicely citrus with some pine
Head large (7 cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to a 2 cm layer with valleys
Lacing good, many large chunks with tiny to small bubbles
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins with a hint of apricot but quickly subsides leaving a bitter chalky aftertaste; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation soft

A not very special wheat-based IPA: aroma and appearance help to overcome an abysmal taste to bring up the overall rating.

Ozzylizard, Mar 18, 2014
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KMcG, Mar 15, 2014
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imperialking, Mar 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

smurphy493, Mar 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

civicm87, Mar 12, 2014
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.