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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

1,658 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 62 | 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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WesWes

New York

4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has an excellent pale and wheat malt character along with some pine and citrus hop notes. It has a slight white ale aroma, but nothing too intense. The taste is good as well. It has a wonderful hop flavor that melds nicely with the solid pale and wheat malt base. It's light and refreshing with a good deal of bitterness. The yeast character really shines and adds additional depth and complexity. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious beer with tons going on. I would keep this one around as a full time offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 20:10:32 | More by WesWes
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rwhitmore

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-30-2012 19:46:37 | More by rwhitmore
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-30-2012 18:09:35 | More by slim2043
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Stev


4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-29-2012 15:49:48 | More by Stev
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-29-2012 03:08:02 | More by Artjsantos
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rayj212

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

09-27-2012 02:37:32 | More by rayj212
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AmitC

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-27-2012 00:13:08 | More by AmitC
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JoostFricke


3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-26-2012 02:46:36 | More by JoostFricke
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-25-2012 05:58:04 | More by hollywood_15063
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Molnar

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-24-2012 01:02:32 | More by Molnar
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -14%

09-24-2012 00:11:33 | More by canders0927
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.

Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic pixie cups.

Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.

Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future

Claimed to add the crisp wheat character of a belgian white ale. I could not tell this. Reminded me of a W.Coast IPA (which I love), but this was overly bitter. Seemed somewhat unrefined.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 15:00:24 | More by KarlosT
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Jwillyb

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-22-2012 18:17:26 | More by Jwillyb
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BillyT

Ohio

2/5  rDev -42.7%

09-19-2012 16:59:36 | More by BillyT
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -14%

09-19-2012 01:48:47 | More by jenray
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JGilbrech

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-17-2012 03:06:54 | More by JGilbrech
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mtgrl27


4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

09-13-2012 03:06:28 | More by mtgrl27
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-12-2012 12:54:47 | More by yossarian14
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A moderate pour yielded an impressive looking two fluffy fingers of head over a nice yellow-orange body. Lots of sediment noted. Lacing puts up a nice attempt at clinging to the side of the glass, keeps a light sheet the whole time.

Pine and grapefruit mesh well together in the nose. Light grass and hints of malt are also available if you search for them.

Taste is nice and bitter but generic. Grapefruit and pine are the usual suspects. Bit of malt sweetness toward the end before the bitter finish.

Body is light to medium. Washes down nice and quickly. Refreshing yet drying.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 15:48:42 | More by CFHMagnet
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-10-2012 20:44:41 | More by MarshMan71
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BOSMECH

Massachusetts

1.6/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I have had this 2 times in a bottle.

A the apperance is more of a ligth clowded gold color.

Smells hoppy just like a IPA should.

T is a very citrusy taste then you get the hos with it also.

M it has the usual IPA hop taste but then you get the over bearing citrus taste.

O you have to really love IPA's on this one and I do love IPA's but the citrus taste just kills it I will never drink this again after my second try on it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 15:27:34 | More by BOSMECH
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ruffdawg

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +14.6%

09-09-2012 16:23:49 | More by ruffdawg
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BoRaeCho

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-09-2012 09:56:53 | More by BoRaeCho
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Mortarforker

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

09-08-2012 20:30:32 | More by Mortarforker
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craigreno

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-07-2012 03:27:19 | More by craigreno
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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