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

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Ratings:
1,999
Reviews:
449
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
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18
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293
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A - Cloudy with a bunch of turbid chunks of yeast floating around in the tangerine brew. This one has a enormously thick head with lots and lots of lace that sticks permanently to the glass. Excellent head retention, and I'm a sucker for yeast chunks.

S - Biscuity malts and a whiff of lemon. Yeasty, but sort of plain. Virtually no hops on the nose other than a tiny floral note, so that's a pretty big fault for this style. Since they are doing a wit/IPA smash up this really isn't straight IPA style anyway.

T - Lemon rind bitterness with a grassy flavor coming through later. Finishes with a really bitter touch of hops that reminds me of chewing dandelion stems as a kid.

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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.6 out of 5 based on 1,999 ratings.
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