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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

1,841 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,841
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 144 | 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%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of MadScientist
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A somewhat cloudy golden beer with a persistent, rocky, white head.

S: One of the hoppier smelling beer I've had from S.A. and very good smelling IPA in general. A moderately-strong citrus hops aroma with a fair amount of pineapple notes. There is a moderately-light wheat aroma and light fruity ester.

T: A strong citrus hops flavor with moderate hops bitterness dominate the flavor. Not far behind is some of the orange peel flavor and bitterness with a light bit of malt and wheat sweetness. The balance is moderately bitter with a fairly dry finish. The aftertaste is of a lingering hops and citrus peel bitterness.

M: A fluffy beer with a medium body and moderately-strong carbonation.

O: The mouthfeel and citrus peel let you know that despite the strong hop flavor lets you know this is not an IPA.

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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%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.79/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is unfiltered to the point of opacity. A bright, hazy, orange-yellow coloring with a thin, filmy, bright white surface coating. This almost looks like Orangina. Slow, steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout. Aromas of basil and pepper spicing on a green and dry hops character and a heavy hand of citrus zest and sweetness. Interesting nose. Flavors are a bit more citrusy. Okay, a lot more citrusy. Very tart lemon character with a hint of sweet orange; this blend barrels over any of the hops and malt that may have been present. Some searching through the palate and you can pick up hints of oregano spice and a touch of a bready backbone, but barely. The tart flavors build as you drink, so it makes it difficult to further explore flavor profiles. The aftertaste is the bitter and tart citrus character once again, almost with an acidic edge. Quick, dry finish with a linger to the citrus. This one gets tough to drink towards the end.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A-cloudy gold with a nice foamy white head

S-smells like sweet herbs such as mint leaves and even some vanilla. Just a slight hint of citrusy hops. Definitely some lemon in there.

T-comes in with an odd flavor of cooked vegetables and an odd sweetness plus some classic Sam Adams hops. The ending has a bit of bitter cereal to it. Odd beer.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a watery finish

O-this isn't a good beer. I was excited when I saw this was a white IPA. The style intrigues me, but this doesn't taste all how I think one should taste, or how any beer should taste for that matter.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A Wheat IPA flavored with Apricots and Spices. Yuck - My expectations were that this would be a cloying mess. Actually it has a nice hoppy aroma when opened, and luckily the hops outshine everything else - the apricots are well in the background where they should be - actually, they should not be anywhere in sight, but experimentation is good, right? Just like cloves in cigarettes, I guess. The apricots and spices are unnecessary, but not overpowering, so I will reluctantly tolerate their presence. A "nice to try once" beer - maybe I can pawn the rest off on my unsuspecting friends when they come to visit. The trouble is, the hopheads will object to the apricots and spices, and the folks that like all of those fruity beers will object to the hops. Truly a beer no one will want to be friends with.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is the oddest IPA I have tasted. Samuel Adams was on sale at the store so I bought the hop sampler pack which includes this one. It is a very cloudy amber color and smells strongly of apricots. But when it is sipped strong spices come out in the taste. The smell gives the impression the flavor will be sweet like an apricot but the spicy taste feels more like a beer you eat. It leaves behind a very bitter after taste. I think something sweet would contrast nicely with this beer. I plan to try an orange with it next time.

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3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Atlanta Airport at the Samuel Adams Bar. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Cloudy straw yellow. 1/2 finger head quickly dissipates to a thin layer that remains throughout the glass. Good lacing.

A - A floral, fruity bouquet.

T - Grapefruit, bitter in the finish.

MF- Sharp, dry, refreshing.

O- Thought it was a wheat when it arrived in front me at the bar. Like maybe the bartender poured from the wrong tap. , Quaffable. Nice IPA for an airport.

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 1,841 ratings.