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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
okay

1,686 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 70 | 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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EvansM89


3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-28-2014 21:07:35 | More by EvansM89
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JDeming

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-27-2014 23:15:04 | More by JDeming
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14%

06-26-2014 20:05:42 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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dustinjkline

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-26-2014 00:03:57 | More by dustinjkline
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Octobers_CJB

Texas

3/5  rDev -14%

06-25-2014 22:55:54 | More by Octobers_CJB
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toppoop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-24-2014 19:18:01 | More by toppoop
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ChipChaight

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

06-23-2014 01:41:19 | More by ChipChaight
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this for helping my folks move - normally don't drink Sam Adams, find them to be hit and miss for the most part, but I do actually like this one.

Poured into a tall goblet with a nice head that sank after a minute or two, leaving some lacing and a sheet of bubbles on the surface. Slightly cloudy, and not a lot of visible carbonation other than the initial head on the thing. The label proclaims it to be part of their "Hopology Collection," which I find just the slightest bit cheesy, and other than that notes that it is a wheat ale brewed with apricots and spices.

The apricots come through right away, along with hops and yeast, lemony-orange citrus aroma. I don't detect major spice notes, but I can't really say I ever do on these Belgian-styles that say they are brewed with spices; I think I just associate those aromas with the style and not really any particular spice, but whatever they spiced this with isn't listed on the bottle so I may never know.

Tastes good, citrusy, and again, the apricot really comes through, which I'm enjoying. It's like you get hops in the finish and then the apricot kind of sticks on your tongue for a while. Mouthfeel is medium and I think they've done well for an ale under 6%, not dissatisfied with the mouthfeel at all. Will say that as it warms up it really starts to break down into some base flavors that are not too pleasing, so drink it cold and fast.

Think it's a fine beer, certainly a refresher for moving day, and I wouldn't turn one down. I personally wouldn't buy this because I'm not a huge fan of white IPA's, but it's good and I think the apricot component is a nice touch. Nice job, SA.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 23:28:18 | More by BeerWizard
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shiverstar


3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-22-2014 05:14:37 | More by shiverstar
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CharityB

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I detect a fairly strong hint of grapefruit. I enjoy it. It's definitely an IPA. I just enjoyed one with some Doritos. It's pretty good. I'm running out of things to say. I don't understand why my review must be at least 250 words. But seriously, it's a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 05:12:56 | More by CharityB
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jonny1138

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -71.3%

06-21-2014 21:39:06 | More by jonny1138
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JJChrist

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-21-2014 19:48:20 | More by JJChrist
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boxer0029

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-19-2014 18:32:35 | More by boxer0029
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warpig372

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-19-2014 18:31:10 | More by warpig372
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B33rcules

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-17-2014 23:47:38 | More by B33rcules
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MTB_Gnome

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-17-2014 13:28:10 | More by MTB_Gnome
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ryang1428

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-17-2014 03:10:05 | More by ryang1428
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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-16-2014 19:23:07 | More by steelslug92
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JordanHageman

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2014 18:56:33 | More by JordanHageman
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-16-2014 04:17:04 | More by mmmbeerNY
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kjmass

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

06-16-2014 00:25:30 | More by kjmass
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axpetree

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-15-2014 07:03:41 | More by axpetree
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-15-2014 02:01:32 | More by Hohnbaum
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Beer4B

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-13-2014 13:40:19 | More by Beer4B
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Andkr3w

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-12-2014 02:29:17 | More by Andkr3w
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.