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Whiplash White IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
365 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#18,189
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
365
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
125
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 365 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Bsanderson323
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigGold
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped best by "03/24/2016," into snifter. According to the bottle, Belgian style ale rear-ended by a truckload of American hops. Yep.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not bad, but the standard Sweetwater IPA is a superior brew

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trapperryan
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer!

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Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is bottle conditioned. Enjoy by 2/28/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a fluffy white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. Looks really good. The aromas have tons of fresh grass. Subtle yeast notes with hints of banana and citrus. The flavors are very earthy. More fresh grass. Nice solid hop bitterness. Hints of lemon and lime zest. Hints of pine. Alcohol goes unnoticed. The mouthfeel is nice. It's light with very active carbonation. It's prickly and smooth. Very easy to drink.

This might not be my personal favorite Beligian/White IPA, but it's well crafted. It's very sharp, crisp, clean and refreshing.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lush, clear orange color is topped with a frothy white head after a hard pour. Aroma is crackers light pine and peppery hops with a tilt to the Belgian side with the yeast spicyness and esters. Taste is smooth not overly bitter hop profile with light spice, herbal and piney with a good foundation of toasted malt and stoned wheat crackers. Flavored all work good together to make an easy drinker that is good with most American cuisine.

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Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dillinger
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M1k3y
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweetwater seems to have a bunch of mainstream brews that are pretty simple and conformist. These may have been more "out there" a decade ago, but in today's American brewing landscape, they are mundane.

This one looks great in the glass. Great little bubbles, and great color. The smell is weak, but correct for the style and inoffensive. The taste is slightly sharp, slightly bitter, very slightly yeasty. It has a lot going on.

Although this is a well made brew of decent quality, it did not wow me and it doesn't seem a great representation of the style. You can do a lot better.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Colin32
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dinkel
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Whiplash White IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 365 ratings
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