Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jsh420 on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,000
Reviews:
449
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
296
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

White IPAs are my all time favorite type of beer. They are not always the most easy to find in stores (I usually find them in summer months in breweries/on tap), so I thought I'd give Samuel Adams a go. And, this was by far one of my least favorite beers I have ever tried. It tastes like straight up orange peels, no depth at all. Disappointed.

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Photo of Will96
1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.3%

Photo of Wingnut93
1.32/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of Jesse13713
1.35/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is my 4th time having this beer. Poured into a Winking Lizard pilsner glass.

Appearance - A clumpy, uneven head. Highly carbonated with huge chunks of yeast floating around. The beer is a gross, chunky, bathroom-swill yellow. The yeast looks like giblets of lard.

Smell - Light hops and citrus. Nothing special. Does not smell fresh at all -though its best-by date is July. A bit of a rotten smell that is somewhere between body odor and dead lawn grass sitting in the back of a mower.

Taste - A very below average IPA. The hops are far from fresh or sweet. Dead grass lingers in the aftertaste. Funky and lightly bitter, but not in a good way. No delicious nectar qualities or citrus notes. This beer is a true drag to drink.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - There's no real backing to this beer whatsoever. This beer is horrifically bland from start to finish. Plain, bland, dull . . . the thesaurus doesn't have enough synonyms for the word boring to describe this beer. Dry mouthfeel. Dry personality. I don't get any spice, apricot, or light fruits as others noted make this a witbier/ipa hybrid.

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1.44/5  rDev -60%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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1.51/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.6 out of 5 based on 2,000 ratings.
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