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

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Added by jsh420 on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,169
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
2,003
pDev:
15.52%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
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Ratings: 2,003 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of msondel
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy beer with a nice smell. I'm not a big fan of white, wheat or fruity beers, but this one did have a nice bitter taste. I have it as part of the mix pack and wouldn't order it separately, but a decent beer and as described on the bottle. Seems like most people like the white ale type of taste or the IPA taste, so not sure this would ever have a huge following...trying to do a little too much to please everyone.

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Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ecut11
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of attometer00
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MAbeerNE1
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of lionnusmb
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of chilidog
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As part of the hopology tour. It pours a hazy, cloudy gold. A nice white head that does lase well.

Aroma of citric pine hop.

Taste of grapefruit, hop citric like orange peel, grapefruit with hints of apricots.

Mouth if coated with hop oil and citric grapefruit taste.

Overall a good citric brew.

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Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Metalaero
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of goldenM13
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Robdrinx
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of JuliusCaesar
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tpauer
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Horbar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of MadScientist
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A somewhat cloudy golden beer with a persistent, rocky, white head.

S: One of the hoppier smelling beer I've had from S.A. and very good smelling IPA in general. A moderately-strong citrus hops aroma with a fair amount of pineapple notes. There is a moderately-light wheat aroma and light fruity ester.

T: A strong citrus hops flavor with moderate hops bitterness dominate the flavor. Not far behind is some of the orange peel flavor and bitterness with a light bit of malt and wheat sweetness. The balance is moderately bitter with a fairly dry finish. The aftertaste is of a lingering hops and citrus peel bitterness.

M: A fluffy beer with a medium body and moderately-strong carbonation.

O: The mouthfeel and citrus peel let you know that despite the strong hop flavor lets you know this is not an IPA.

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Photo of nzerbe
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Chevelle66
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of DoppelB1
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Hermanater
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GFG
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is unfiltered to the point of opacity. A bright, hazy, orange-yellow coloring with a thin, filmy, bright white surface coating. This almost looks like Orangina. Slow, steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout. Aromas of basil and pepper spicing on a green and dry hops character and a heavy hand of citrus zest and sweetness. Interesting nose. Flavors are a bit more citrusy. Okay, a lot more citrusy. Very tart lemon character with a hint of sweet orange; this blend barrels over any of the hops and malt that may have been present. Some searching through the palate and you can pick up hints of oregano spice and a touch of a bready backbone, but barely. The tart flavors build as you drink, so it makes it difficult to further explore flavor profiles. The aftertaste is the bitter and tart citrus character once again, almost with an acidic edge. Quick, dry finish with a linger to the citrus. This one gets tough to drink towards the end.

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Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 2,003 ratings
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