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

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA
2,001 Ratings
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jsh420 on 12-29-2011

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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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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

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In my first attempt at homebrewing, I tried to make a peach IPA. The result was a disaster but my attempt made me very interested in this "wheat ale brewed with apricots and spice" that is labeled as an IPA.

Slight barely-there aroma of herbs and fruit.

Pours a very pretty bright orange gold with a large white head. Very hazy with some visible yeast sediment (which I personally like).

Flavor was strange at first but got better. The apricots and hops didn't play well together (which does bring back memories of my ill-thought home brewed concoction) but it wasn't terrible either. In fact as the beer had time to sit in the glass for a bit it got better. I could pick up notes of apricot but also pineapple, pine, oranges, grapefruit, and a tiny bit of Belgian-style wheat tangyness. I think there might be a little rye in this one too. And definitely some spices but none stands out as dominant besides the hops.

Mouthfeel is nice, medium-full with some hop oilness on the tongue.

Overall, I would buy it again. It is definitely a different experience for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a big 3 finger head. Good retention. Pretty thick lacing. Color is hazy orangeish yellow.

S. Smells like a wit beer up front, but the hops come out as well. Yeast, lemony citrus, hop bitterness, some hoppy citrus as well. Get some apricots and spices coming through as well.

T. Taste is sweet IPA with some apricot hints. A little bit of spice comes out towards the end. Really kind of a disappointment based on how this beer smelled. Pretty smooth and drinkable, just not a whole lot of flavor. One of the better SA IPA's I have had though.

M. Medium bodied. Medium/full carbonation. A little lingering fruity sweetness.

O. Good beer. I like the fruity tones in the flavor. Not much wit flavor going on as would be suggested by the aroma I got. Not a bad offering from SA. Tried this in the Hopology 12 pack. I would buy a 6 pack of this again in the future.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a hazy golden straw color with a nice two finger white head. Good retention an lacing.

Nice citrus hop scent- probably cascade, maybe centennial. I get a TINY hint of wheat in the nose but barely.

Full flavored brew. Lots of citrusy hops and their bitterness up front, mellowed out by a small amount of malt sweetness (barley to my palate) and maybe a little apricot, followed by a resurgence of grapefruit hops to finish it out. As you drink it more, the wheat becomes SLIGHTLY noticeable.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- light body with moderate to full carbonation and a little bit of hop resin. I've avoided this one because of the "wheat" on the label but ended up enjoying it as part of the IPA Hop-Ology 12 pack.

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