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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Photo of andrewjraab
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a tawny peach with a bright white pillow of head.

S. citrus and pine, orange peel.

T. Citrus hop flavor, orange peel, turns sweet for a millisecond before a bitter finish.

O The fusion of Belgium wheat and American IPA creates a unique brew that is worth a try, but overall it's average at best.

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Photo of DeadBeerFan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of hitshtwithsticks
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Phil8352
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jman_01
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of durwood64
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of hophead81
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gluteus_Maximus
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DragonzBreath
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bismarksays
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of bexley10
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JakeMorgan13
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nick1427d
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of aminobutyricacid
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
1.94/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, a really odd pink color with a short white head that dissipates immediately leaving no lacing, very cloudy with coagulated chunks floating around

S: apricots and peaches up front with banana and clove esters, not much hops, interesting as a fruit beer but not as an IPA

T: this is an unpleasant combination of standard but weak wheat beer flavors, some fruit that based on the label I'm lead to believe is apricot, and Boston Lager flavored hops, why the hell does anyone think these flavors pair well with one another

M: sex in a canoe, chunks of crap in my mouth, on a more positive note the carbonation is lively and refreshing, aftertaste returns to being muddled disgusting mess

O: I get what BBC is doing; IPAs are popular so capitalize on the market while trying to differentiate your product. They should however be ashamed for releasing a beer that looks like a 15 year old kid tried to make homebrew in his closet, tastes like a fruit bran muffin train wreck, and is labeled as an IPA just because some idiot decided to throw in a few extra hops. I'm putting the patriot on restriction for a few days for making a beer that is too bitter for the BMC crowd, and too revolting for the craft crowd. In trying to capitalize on a market trend, a beer for no market has been born. The ass end of this one gets to feed my septic system.

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Photo of IanWingy
1/5  rDev -72.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is like the White Ale turned into an IPA, and it is cloudy - not a bad thing! Some reviews said it was not even an IPA, that's not true at all. There is a lot of hop character going on, maybe the person doing the review got an older bottle (loss of hop flavors and aromas) or they were expecting an extreme IPA west coast style; Ruination, Torpedo, Yellow Snow, Hoptimum, Hop Slam, Pliny, ect.

A very different IPA, in fact this beer goes to show that any extra hopped beer is in fact an IPA.
It was an odd beer for me very light in color, very citrusy, somewhat floral and spicy to the point where it dominated the strong hop flavors. These beers are not enjoyable for me because there is too much going on.

Spiced citrus floral IPA

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

With a delightful blend of "jamminess" and bitterness, for me this beer is a very pleasant surprise. Pours a hazy orange-yellow, appropriately enough I would almost have called it apricot-coloured. Hop-forward aroma of citrus and stone fruits, with the apricot listed on the label the most prevalent. Flavours are also fruit/hop forward with a near-puckering bitterness that rounds out the finish, nicely balancing any sweetness to the marmalade / jam in the body. Definitely enough going to be interesting and would recommend this fresh bottle to any APA fan.

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Photo of hopandbarley28
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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