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

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82
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1,998 Ratings
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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:
1,998
Reviews:
449
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15.56%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
292
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,998 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
2.52/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A-Bottle poured into a pils glass, this beer is slightly cloudy and light golden with a sticky dense white head
S-hops hit you hard: pine, apricot with a bit of skunk.
Taste-I get a strong apricot flavor atop a significant wheat maltiness. Plenty of bitter, and citrus hops. Touch of skunk.
M-lacks the smooth body of a good wit. Lingering bitter finish with above average carbonation.
Overall- a pretty steep drop down from my preferred white ipas. Lacks a good Belgian wit flavor with a lot of bitter hop quality overwhelming this brew. This beer is notched enjoy before July so I'm sure it's not at its best.

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Photo of rypkr
2.76/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw gold with a huge white head. Rings of lacing.

Aroma: Wheat, citrus, pine. Maybe a touch of coriander.

Taste: Follows nose. Some fruity notes, akin to grapefruit or maybe cantaloupe. Hop bitterness fairly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Drinkable despite the heavier than expected hops. Bitter finish, but not overpowering.

Overall: Decent Belgian/American IPA hybrid. Nice companion for pizza.

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Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ccryder
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreizhen
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Labeorphile
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It didn't taste horrible, it just had very little in the way of identifying flavor. Very generic and weak for the IPA category.

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Photo of w11j7b
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dictator
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Robert-Alexander
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Decent looking beer with very good head and beautiful lacing, impressive really. You can also smell the orange and coriander quite well, but unfortunately, it does not equate to a well tasting IPA with this mixture. I found it run-of-the-mill as far as IPAs go and the bitter aftertaste did not help any either. Overall, it's not a bad beer, just not one I will be looking for in the future.

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Photo of jfettig
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lic217
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.3/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Another Sam Adams with crap added. Boston beer gives me an appreciation of the German purity laws. Oh yeah, this beer... I probably won't buy this again. Let's leave it at that.

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Photo of Bulabeers
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Beautiful hazy orange colored beer with two fingers of a slightly tinted white head with good retention that leaves behind a heavy lacing.
S: pine, oranges, coriander
T: no alcohol present in the taste, starts piney moves over to apricot, the wheat, and the coriander, ends hoppy. Fairly complex
F: refreshing, crisp, not quite light.
O: This is somewhere between a Belgian style IPA and an American IPA. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GCB68
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.6 out of 5 based on 1,998 ratings.
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