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S Adams White IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by rjniles, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. rjniles

    rjniles Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Was in Florida recently and ran out of my go-to IPA (Torpedo). Stopped a Publix supermarket as they always carry SN products. They were out of Torpedo. Looked at what they had and saw a 6er of S Adams White IPA for $10 and thought that I would give it a try as I had never had it. In general I like Sam Adams and will get a Boston Lager if a restaurant has nothing else.
    I do not how they could call this stuff IPA. It had a barely detectible hops bite and was disgustingly sweet, reminded me of Blue Moon. Choked my way through 2 bottles and left the rest in the motel room frig. Did not look for a date code to see if it was old. Did Iget a bat batch or is stuff as bad as it seemed to me?
  2. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Sadly, it is just not any good.
  3. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    It's not good. It's MARGINALLY hopped Blue Moon
  4. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Member

    Location:
    New York
    Sam Adams are obsessed with wits, and they are HORRIBLE at making them. I say that as someone who always has some SA in the fridge. Ain't hating
  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Member

    Location:
    Wyoming
    Not a fav of mine. Want a good White IPA? Try the Deschutes offering, if you can.
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  6. zac16125

    zac16125 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Is this the Whitewater IPA? I actually really enojyed that beer. In fact, its the only Sam Adams offering Ive ever ranked > 4. I had it very fresh though, maybe there is a huge drop off or something. Id put it on par, or above Deschutes Chainbreaker.
  7. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    It was ok at best. The Saranac white IPA was far better, although I liked last year's better (I'm cringing after typing that, picturing responses to the "last year's was better" post, but it was!).
  8. JEdmund

    JEdmund Member

    Location:
    Kansas
    I'll come to the defense... I loved this beer! Maybe you got an old bottle? I loved the apricot flavor in it.

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