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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

1,786 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 422
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 125 | 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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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, part of the mixed 6 pack deal. No bottled on date, poured to a Boulevard tulip.

A - Cloudy, murky orange color. Big two finger head that sits on top like foam.

S - Skunky hop smell is really the only scent this one brings to the table. Little bit of lemon. Smells pretty similar to the Samuel Adams Noble Pils which I just consumed a while ago.

T - Boring, bland taste. Light on the hops. It almost seems like they just amped up the Samuel Adams Noble Pils with a little more lemon / hop bite, and a little more alcohol and came up with this one. Not terribly impressed.

M - Mouthfeel is still slightly resinous, with the taste of hops lingering for a while. Very dry finish. Not too sure how I feel about this.

Overall, I would have it again, but only when it's around for the taking, and there isn't any other more intense IPA's to be had.

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA ---3/5

mfnmbvp, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

DerekCarruth, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

cosmic-ray, Jan 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

savageweaver, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Butch5555, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

pma7779, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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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%

DMB, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jmmy3, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a fairly hazy orange color with big fluffy white head with big bubbles that left dense chunky lace

S- Big artificial peach aroma. Very sweet, bready, and citrus notes

T- Big artificial sweet peach, wheat, and some light citrus. Very little hop character and bitterness. A little bit of strange saltiness on the finish.

M- Lighter bodied, slightly watery, low carbonation

O- Kind of misses the mark as an IPA and a witbier, more like a peach wheat beer. Still an easy to drink beer though.

Hoptometrist, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

zbooks, Dec 25, 2012
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 1,786 ratings.