Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 15.52%
Ratings:
2,009
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 12, 2019
Added:
Dec 29, 2011
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  304
SCORE
79
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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA
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3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2019
 
3.5 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin on Feb 10, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 6/5/12: Pours a hazy, unfiltered dark peach juice like golden orange color with nice carbonation producing 2+ fingers of white, frothy head with good retention and nice chunks of stick lacing. Aroma is bready and fain caramel malt, pine, citrus and stone fruit (obviously apricot). Taste is wheat and apricot forward with a hint of cantaloupe gravitating toward a pine and citrus middle with a bittersweet finish that develops into a slightly more bitter aftertaste. Taste like a heavy bodied summertime brew to be taken in small doses, too syrupy, too sweet.

Dec 01, 2018
 
3.5 by SargeC from California on Aug 06, 2018
 
3.43 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
 
2.9 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2018
 
2 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 29, 2017
 
3.79 by Murph106157 from Connecticut on Oct 27, 2017
 
3.65 by craigbelly from Iowa on Oct 14, 2017
 
3 by jmmochowski from Texas on Aug 01, 2017
 
3.37 by VonZipper from New York on Jun 18, 2017
 
3.24 by Nolster from Minnesota on Mar 19, 2017
 
3.8 by Stardusthotel83 from Washington on Feb 10, 2017
 
4.28 by jvnsks from New York on Feb 03, 2017
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1.44/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by MinerBob from Oklahoma

Very nasty beer. Pours a hazy golden color with a small head and a lot of sediment floating in it. Super hoppy taste and smell overly carbonated and a harsh swallow. Would not recommend to ANYONE.

Jan 29, 2017
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by sgkrewe from Mississippi

massive head, medium color, medium hop

Oct 21, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA brewed by Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) This IPA had an ABV of 5.80% The pour on Whitewater IPA is a nice golden amber color with a nice thick white head. There is also a fair amount of lacing to this IPA. The smell of Whitewater IPA is hops, grains and malts. Thought there would be more hops to the smell of this brew. There is also a slight bitterness to the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is smooth with flavors. You do pick up on some hop bitterness, and some smoothness of grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA. This IPA is more milder than most IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. I like how smooth this brew goes down. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a real nice balance to it. The month feel of Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA is smooth, rich, clean and refreshing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. This is a nice ligher IPA on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. I really like how smooth this brew is and how nice it is to drink. I would buy this brew again. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) did a real nice job with this brew. If you are looking for a lighter less Hoppy IPA look this brew up.

Oct 21, 2016
 
3.81 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania on Oct 13, 2016
 
2.83 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2016
 
3 by mdt88 from Pennsylvania on Sep 01, 2016
 
2.61 by RaginBowener from Virginia on Aug 29, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Myotus from Texas

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (best before September 2016) into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Consumed on 19Aug16.
SMELL: Strong apricot, mango, papaya, guava, and peach aromas entangle with mild aromas of wheat, and lemon zest along with subtle aromas of coriander, orange peel, and hints of cloves.
4.5 out of 5
TASTE: Mild flavors of wheat and coriander join together to introduce the taste profile. Mild flavors of apricot and lemon zest along with subtle mango, papaya, peach, and guava flavors immediately follow as the coriander flavors grow slightly stronger. The profile closes with subtle orange peel, bitter hop, and clove flavors as all prior ones persist.
3.75 out of 5
NOTE: This was a good example of the style. The smell was unfortunately much more potent than the taste. I had thought this was going to be a tropical fruit explosion, but ended up experiencing a mildly refreshing and sessionable beer. I recommend to anyone curious about the style. After trying this, one could seek better beers of the style.

Aug 27, 2016
 
1.32 by Wingnut93 from Pennsylvania on Aug 21, 2016
 
3.79 by dsreeves from Florida on Aug 21, 2016
 
2.83 by brentblackwell from Georgia on Aug 10, 2016
 
3.27 by AlaskaAg from Florida on Aug 07, 2016
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3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

This IPA pours a very slightly cloudy light orange color with a medium foamy white head. The smell is exactly how it’s described, like a Belgian white ale and IPA cross, although it tends slightly towards the IPA end. There are notes of citrus, pine, wheat, herbal notes, some Belgian spices, and some yeast. It’s a pretty interesting and complex scent. The taste has a similar profile, although it is even more heavily leaning towards IPA characteristics. The orange and especially pine flavors mostly take over. There is definitely some wheat aspect, but the yeast and spiciness becomes almost undetectable in the flavor. The body is medium, which is actually a little heavier than I would have guessed. The finish is quite dry and there is some lingering hop bitterness. Kind of an interesting take on an IPA, but I think it would have been more interesting to see if the white ale characteristics were intensified and the pine notes were toned down. That could very well have made it worse though, as I don’t know if this is a great idea for a hybrid beer. It’s worth trying, but it’s nothing amazing.

Aug 07, 2016
 
4.44 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico on Aug 04, 2016
 
3.44 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont on Aug 03, 2016
 
3 by mmilyko from Nevada on Jul 31, 2016
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3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by ABabbidge from Kansas

L: Hazy yellow color. Half inch foamy head with good retention.

S: Citrus and floral notes.

T: Maybe a little bit of fruity notes but mostly bitter hop taste. Tastes mostly like an IPA, not really tasting any Belgian influence.

F: Left my mouth feeling dry. Moderate carbonation.

O: Not a good Belgian white or IPA. Flavors just didn't seem to blend all that well, but it's not terrible.

Jul 23, 2016
 
4 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jul 23, 2016
 
3.63 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jul 22, 2016
 
3 by wpreynolds from New Jersey on Jul 20, 2016
 
3.52 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Jul 19, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Part of a variety 12-pack $14.99 Safeway
Clear golden color
Medium carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
Bitterness from hops, but not overwhelming.
Overall just ok. Would not buy a 6-pack of it.

Jul 17, 2016
 
4 by mikepcarney from Ohio on Jul 17, 2016
 
3.75 by dag1991 from Ohio on Jul 17, 2016
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2.52/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by deebo from Michigan

A-Bottle poured into a pils glass, this beer is slightly cloudy and light golden with a sticky dense white head
S-hops hit you hard: pine, apricot with a bit of skunk.
Taste-I get a strong apricot flavor atop a significant wheat maltiness. Plenty of bitter, and citrus hops. Touch of skunk.
M-lacks the smooth body of a good wit. Lingering bitter finish with above average carbonation.
Overall- a pretty steep drop down from my preferred white ipas. Lacks a good Belgian wit flavor with a lot of bitter hop quality overwhelming this brew. This beer is notched enjoy before July so I'm sure it's not at its best.

Jul 16, 2016
 
2.76 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2016
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 2009 ratings