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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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1,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,769
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 111 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

DaveOB, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of scotorum
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before June 2014.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass.

a: Hazy gold with a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to rocky surface foam

s; Moderate citrus and pine

t: Grapefruit bitterness up front over medium malt/wheat? base. Bitterness lingers all over the mouth.

m: Medium, fine body.

o: A lot of bitterness in this, like sucking a grapefruit. It does mellow out and becomes a good sipper. But a bitter aftertaste lingers even after the last swallow. Most hopheads should be pleased with the near DIPA-level bitterness, especially at the pricepoint.

PS: I am no longer a fan of Sam Adams generally due to their pushing the wrong politics, but this brew, a gift from my IPA-hating daughter, I must admit is outstanding.

scotorum, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mjrex77, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Joestradamus91, Feb 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

kybeerdrinker, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

sobbysoprano, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

DbbC, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip. Best before JULY 2014.

Pours out quite a hazy bright orange color. Big solid, rocky 2 fingers worth of white head. Great head retention and tons of lacing.

Fairly light aroma. Piney, slightly resinous. Some citrus peel and a bit of apricot.

Starts with a bit of pine and citrus hops which is followed by a tangy wheat grain/ cereal grain flavor. Finishes with quite a bit of citrus, perhaps citrus peel, not necessarily orange peel, more lemon. Some lingering hop bitterness. As it warms there's definatly an apricot flavor that comes in more

Light, slightly bitey carbonation, easy drinking.

On par with what I expected from a Sam Adams IPA, nothing really more to say.

dogfishandi, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Miles228, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

kvgomps, Feb 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Oidmoe, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Wandano, Feb 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JC333, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

stella77artois, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

ralerwen, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

RVigz, Feb 17, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much like many people who rated this beer I purchased it in a variety pack. I was pretty excited with this beer and pulled it out first. Unfortunately, disappointment set it after the second sip.

A-Pours a light yellow that turns into a bronze color. Weak white, foamy head that quickly disappears.

S-The smell is fruity and quite pleasant.

T-The taste is okay initially but quickly fades just like the head did. I rate off of the first couple sips or else this would be substantially lower.

M-Weak and empty.

O-It would not be a beer I would purchase again but have another to get down in the variety pack.

kcrosson492, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

wilfonzo, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

HeelsandEers, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

dlcoblen, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

yuenglingade, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Talbott92, Feb 14, 2014
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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