Whiplash White IPA | SweetWater Brewing Company

Whiplash White IPAWhiplash White IPA
BA SCORE
3.78/5
365 Ratings
Whiplash White IPAWhiplash White IPA
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:
#17,533
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 Pens1967
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SGT_Cookie
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty damn good, not much more special compared to their 420 or Hop Hash brews, very comparable to them. Great re-drinkable beer, but nothing spectacular. Reminds me very much of there other 2 brews mentioned. I still love sweetwater though!

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Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of superb2194
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
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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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalebM
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredgirl13
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

I enjoyed this bottle chilled ina glass

The color is golden with slight hazed appearance and very thick white head with 3 fingers of foam and lace that sticks. The smell has a sweet orange peel aroma with wheat in the malt adding a sweet odor with slight nutty accent and mild yeast ester with subtle lemony smell. The feel is good with medium body and moderately high bitterness with light sweetness and moderate carbonation with slight yeast texture adding to the body with very dry finish with some spice in the feel.

The taste is a good hybrid of a wit and IPA with tangy and fruity combination of yeast with citrus flavor both of orange rind and hops with a slight yeast phenol and mild dry quality as the herbal flavor of the hops comes in late in the taste wtih a fruity mix of yeast and mild citrus tangy with light spice and toast as it finishes on the dry side with low alcohol in the taste and lingering hop bitterness. Overall a pretty decent take on the style with decent citrus synergy of peel and hops with a good amount of balance from the wheat and wit yeast. i would try this again if I saw it on tap.

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Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of justintcoons
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale blonde with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Mango, dank, lemon, and candy sugar.

Taste
Smooth wheat malts with notes of banana, honey, and candied lemon. Light mango and papaya with some dankness. Finishes with some resin and residual sugars.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, silky, and juicy with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
A nice mellow beer with a smooth hop profile.

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Photo of twenteone
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nickfl
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopphead31415
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweetwater is a great brewery and yet you don’t see them very often or in enough variety. I was glad to see this 6.2% ABV white IPA so I picked up a six pack and chilled it. Then I poured it into a tulip glass.

Look-It pours a relatively clear golden color with some carbonation trails floating to the top. The head is foamy with big bubbles and is white. The lacing is delicate and drooping.

Smell-It smells pleasantly of citrus hops. I also smell a tinge of floral hops.

Taste-The taste is brilliant. I clean expression of a variety of citrus based hops such as clementine, orange, tangerine, grapefruit rind, lingering acidity, and then a smooth malt backbone. Like a note floating high above the citrus chorus, a tinge of floral essences are expressed nicely.

Mouthfeel-The mouthfeel is smooth and fizzy and is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. There are plenty of hop oils that coat the tongue and linger in between sips.

Overall-This is a refreshing brew that is best served chilled. Another tasty beer by Sweetwater.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass. Dark amber hazy color with a fluffy bright white head that lingered. Tropical and fruity aromas with some Belgian yeast and bread. Taste was complex: primarily citrusy hoppy flavor with some estery Belgian notes and a good malt backbone. Dry finish. I don't like this style in general, but this seems to be a better representation than others I've tried.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonis
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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