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

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2,002 Ratings
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:
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Added by jsh420 on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,777
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
2,002
pDev:
15.52%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
298
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,002 |  Reviews: 449
Photo of Bulabeers
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
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 +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GCB68
4.32/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mooseisloose
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of many SAM brews I will be trying (tried) but I see there are many more yet to be had. Let's give this one a whirl. Popping the top I get a nice wet pine smell that is very zesty. On the pour this brew is bright yellow orange with a huge micro bubble head that has a pillow top and recedes slowly lacing as it goes. On the taste the brew has a nice hop bite that slickly transitions to a more balanced and almost biscuit-like center with a bitter yet bready finish. A very different IPA in that most are full on grapefruit bitters then sweet but this is more bready. I like it. Part of the SAMs case assortment so I will continue to drink with all the rest.

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Photo of Dper
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlakeA85
4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter, pours a mostly clear golden color with a slight haze, a nice thick head.
Smells of a tiny hint of honey, a lot of hops and wheat malt.
Taste is very complex, sporting a nice hoppy and floral start into a sweet honey/wheat taste with some citrus undertones kicks in. After that, it finishes with a light floral aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is very drinkable, smooth and medium bodied.
Overall, this is a great IPA that's so smooth and drinkable, it actually tops in at my favorite IPA to date.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.37/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams The Perfect Pint glass, this beer pours a mainly clear, just ever so slightly cloudy/hazy, light golden color color with lots of streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continuously rising towards the beer's surface. Has a nice, thick and fluffy looking white head that's well over an inch thick with excellent retention. Excellent lacing too. Nice citrus and piney hop aromas, with the orange peel and grapefruit coming through quite excellently indeed along with a bit of clove. Has a very citrusy, courtesy of the aforementioned orange peel and grapefruit of course, hop bitterness upfront that gives way to some pine and clove notes that are rounded out with a slightly biscuity and bready, mildly sweet malt presence. The citrus hop flavor is the dominant one here, but it is not overwhelming by any means and this is not an overly bitter, as the other flavors come through nicely as well. Has a slightly crisp and prickly, but mainly smooth and frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with a clean finish. Quite and enjoyable and refreshing on this very warm and fairly humid night here in Cleveland. One of the best beers I've had from the fine folks at the Boston Beer Company in quite awhile. I was quite impressed with this!

Eric

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Photo of RhinoBrew
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REEK
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungMtn52
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not wild about this IPA -- tastes like pine needles and has kind of a nasty bite....was part of a combo pack...won't be buying this one again....

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertraveler08
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
4.35/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale orange color with a large, pillowy head. The aroma is dominated by citrus - orange and lemon peel, as well as grapefruit and blood orange juice, with a hint of clove. The flavor also strongly features the citrus elements previously referenced, clove, and bitter burnt bread crust. The level of bitterness was pleasantly higher than I had anticipated for this style. The mouthfeel is light and frothy. Overall this was a really nice example of this style, a beer I truly enjoyed.

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Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billybob
4.27/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy golden color about a one finger head which lasted till the beer was gone and a spotty blotchy lace that stuck to the finish. mild aromas of fruit and citrus and hints of pine. taste is malty, fruity, pine and a slight grapefruit rind after taste. carbonation ok with lots of tiny bubbles. I don't like a real strong ipa this was on the milder side and enjoyable I would buy again.

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Photo of Stephen_Bailey
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joegallows
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 2,002 ratings
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