Whiplash White IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
What happens when a 500year old Belgian style ale gets rear-ended by a truckload of pompous American hops? It equals one heck of an ambulance chaser of a beer.
This is an American style Belgian IPA, with a subtle phenolic flavor in combination with citrusy/piney hops, well balanced at 6.2% and 55 IBUs, with a tart, dry finish.
2014 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winner for American-Belgo-Style Ale category.

Grains: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats
Hops: Bravo, Ahtanum, Centennial, Cascade
Dry Hop: Ahtanum, Centennial, Simcoe

55 IBUs

Added by GABrew on 11-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
363
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
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12
Gots:
123
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer!

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.88/5  rDev +28.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of superb2194
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance
copper. only like half a finger head, which was totally fine with me. nice lacing.

Nose
it smells kind of malty imo. a bit of peach or mango. not super impressive in this area.

Taste
excellent!! lots of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine. a little peach comes in too imo. not too bitter. an excellent "starter" IPA if you're trying to show your friends that not all IPAs are super bitter.
Mouthfeel
crisp. this beer is somehow mouthwatering and dry at the same time. medium carbonation.

Overall
I enjoy this seasonal IPA offering from Sweetwater more than I enjoy their regular IPA. I think more citrus comes through in this beer than their regular IPA. Good "starter" IPA because it's not super bitter, but at the same time, seasoned IPA drinkers will enjoy this.

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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Light orange, golden color. Poured a nice creamy 1 finger head. Dissipated pretty quickly into nothing.
S- Tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit, caramel, earthy aromas, a little dank and some floral.
T- Sweet grapefruit, caramel, tropical fruit, and honey up front. Followed by nice pine, orange and lemon rind over a noticeable malt backbone. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter.
M- On the lighter side of medium. Oily and slick on the tongue. Nice drying finish.
O- This was a damn good beer. It was very well balanced with a nice complexity. I will be having this many more times to come.

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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz bottle picked up as a 6 pack.

A - Golden yellow, with clarity and 1 finger of head and nice sticky lace left on the glass

S - Belgian yeast and hops. Nice combo for sure.

T - A hopped up belgian ale. Grapefruit, candy (but not too sweet..just right), and tons of dank hops. Excellent!

M - Highly carbonated, sizzles in your mouth.

O - Sweetwater nails this belgian IPA. Glad to have a new seasonal. A very close cousin to their IPA but with a belgian yeast strain. Great brew!

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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear amber with some white head. Hoppy aroma has a strong citrus undertone, more Mandarin orange than grapefruit. Flavor is monumentally hoppy and has a bold sour citrus tone, as much grapefruit as Mandarin orange. Texture is quite fizzy so you feel it inside you as it heads downstairs. This is one whiplash you will be glad you got!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 363 ratings.
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