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

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BA SCORE
79
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1,736 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 100 | 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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jopezu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

11-05-2012 04:44:36 | More by jopezu
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%

P: Hazy pale gold with orange highlights. Frothy full finger white head.

S: Fresh juicy oranges, lemon zest, pine, pale maltiness with a touch of toast.

T/M: Spicy hops, grapefruits, melon, orange oil, lemon zest, pine sol. Spicy aggressive carbonation in a crisp body. Finish is dry and lingers juicy fruits and pine needles.

O: One good thing came out of my delayed flight at the Atlanta airport. I got to check mouth the Sam Adams bar and try this juicy and crisp IPA. The taste is sweet and complements the citrus an pine bitterness wonderfully. I will definitely be drinking this again. Especially on tap.

11-05-2012 02:49:59 | More by Hopswagger
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-04-2012 01:58:50 | More by Troville1990
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tanubis34

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-03-2012 21:46:52 | More by tanubis34
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JWing

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

11-03-2012 19:22:13 | More by JWing
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

This pours a cloudy amber orange color with a foamy white head. The scent is strong with hops mixed with wheat and citrus. The taste is smooth and rich with hoppy goodness that delivers a strong bitter bite. I was pretty shocked by the taste of this beer for being the lower tier of the Sam Adams line. Really tasty and overall a really well made beer!

11-03-2012 03:13:36 | More by Lemke10
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dcollinsOX

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

11-02-2012 23:24:32 | More by dcollinsOX
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-02-2012 22:07:05 | More by Gagnonsux
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cwd

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-02-2012 21:59:00 | More by cwd
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Scparks

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

11-01-2012 01:35:00 | More by Scparks
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Zandercole

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-31-2012 16:38:16 | More by Zandercole
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cochan

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

10-29-2012 19:51:11 | More by cochan
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BigBarley

Texas

2.65/5  rDev -24.1%

A - Pours like a hefeweizen, deep orange, extremely cloudy, thick 2 finger head that cuts in half and retains well.

S - Hoppy forefront, little crisp wheat freshness underneath. Not much going on in the smell, fairly weak. Faint notes of fruit beneath.

T - Strong hop character, mild wheat behind. Mostly just a jumble, nothing seems to stand out. Several unidentifiable flavors in this. Supposed to sense apricot, but I really don't sense much besides hops, waxy bitterness and a confused ball of half-flavors. Not very impressed.

M - Thick, creamy, but crisp. If there were a version of this with a good flavor, I'd drink it all day.

O - I probably won't drink this again. I'm finding it hard to see the appeal. None of my favorite wibier characteristics mixed with none of my favore IPA characteristics... the worst of both worlds. It's not a bad beer necessarily, it just seems to be trying to go in several directions at once and never reaches it's destination. I'm hoping if I do drink it again I can get something I missed this time, because the idea of this beer sounds great. The execution just seems a little sloppy

10-29-2012 15:30:21 | More by BigBarley
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JRBecks

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

10-29-2012 15:19:45 | More by JRBecks
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-27-2012 18:22:03 | More by WDJersey
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mojo525

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-27-2012 14:08:28 | More by mojo525
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tsm2011

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-27-2012 01:39:15 | More by tsm2011
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bobojuice

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

10-26-2012 22:36:35 | More by bobojuice
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TheGoldenJ00


4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-25-2012 07:14:59 | More by TheGoldenJ00
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-24-2012 23:04:56 | More by RWNay
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hdofu

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +16.9%

I find it interesting to observe how Samuel Adams went from having no ipas to several experimental ipa brews in the past couple of years. Some have been good others not as good, in particular an intresting thing is the different color versions of the ipas. This one pours clearer then most ipas this day has a bubbly white head. Smell is strong of hops and fruit. Taste is a moderately hoppy ipa with an apricot finish. The mouthfeel is sudsy and crisp. I kind of like the taste, not my favorite apricot infused ipa though, but not bad either.

10-24-2012 20:22:42 | More by hdofu
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-23-2012 21:32:31 | More by bluckbeyes
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archero

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

10-22-2012 03:22:54 | More by archero
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-20-2012 23:33:45 | More by Mikeynas
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IndianaSolo


2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

10-20-2012 03:27:48 | More by IndianaSolo
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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