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

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA
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Samuel Adams Whitewater IPASamuel Adams Whitewater IPA

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,000 |  Reviews: 449
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of beertunes
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into nonic. Poured a cloudy pale yellow color with 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma had some piney hops upfront and a bit of a yeast note acting in support. The malt profile was very hidden. Across the palate the pine hops were again the features aspect, with the yeast playing a notable support role. There was a bit of a surprise at the back of the tongue, as a hit of citrus hops lingered for a spell.

The body was good, fairly typical for an IPA, and was very clean on the finish. Drinkability was good, it was a quick quaff, and reasonably enjoyable. Overall, a nice enough brew, and at under $8 for sixer featuring 3 hop focused SA beers, a decent value. Worth trying when you see it in your store.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.77/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass. White, semi-foamy head recedes at a brisk pace leaving some lacing. Aroma is somewhat hoppy but I get no real American or Belgian influences; smells kind of English. Lasagna, oranges, and grassiness. Tastes kind of bad honestly. Acrid, sour, chalky, very earthy, not great. A huge disappointment from Sam Adams. I am generally a fan of theirs but this one stinks.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of socon67
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy, hazy amber color. Lacing on this beer is fantastic with thick rings. Minimal cabonation. Foam is soapy and rises high but settles fast.

S - Smells of dried fruit, spices, and wheat with some lemongrass. Great spring\summer beer.

T - There is certianly a sweetness from fresh apricots providing some tangy feel tot his beer. The hop profile is a blend and adds an earthy, dry quality. Really doesn't come across as an IPA. Spicy notes of cinnamon and clove.

M - Very sessionable and has a good balance. I paired this with a spicy habanero cheddar and it really added depth to the beer.

O - It is a different take on the IPA but not one that really stands out. This is a beer for those who like spice, and to pair with those barbeques that pack the heat.

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3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the Hop Tour 6 pack bought in Dade City, Florida. From notes.

A - Poured golden and hazy. Lot's of floaty bits and a nice 2 finger fluffy white head. Nice spotty lace rings and a good full finger of retention.

S - Nice hop prescence with citrus and grass. Some spice too.

T - Fair bit of spice, citrus, a little grass. Hop forward as it should be. Both styles make themselves known and are balanced for the most part.

M - Appropriately bitter, good carbonation, and a medium to full body.

O/D - A nice blend of the styles, but it doesn't break down any barriers. Tasty and sessionable though.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of philbe311
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A very active swirling pour yields two fingers worth of stiff rigid off-white froth comprised of lots of big chunky bubbles with a slightly whimsical rocky top... Stellar retention... A very deep haziness... The color is an uber pale straw color... Loaded with swirling micro-sized moderate to rapid paced carbonation... Some sediment can be seen floating about as well...

S - The nose is subtle yet elegant... Loads or orange zest... A mild wheat component... A very light mix of earthy and floral hops... A touch of lemon... Very nice, but a bit too understated... A bit more umph would make a big difference...

T - The nose was a terrific indicator of what to expect on the palate... A big slightly spicy wheat component to start... Loaded with orange zest as well... Some light lemony notes as well... The hops rise on the finish and take on a slightly earthy and floral mix...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Sleek and smooth... Clean and crisp... Starts lust... Mostly sturdy throughout... Finishes with a sharp dryness... Also a bit gritty and chalky on the finish as well... Brisk sharp carbonation...

D - A rock solid "American IPA..." That's in quotes, because I'm not 100% on board with the style classification... Regardless this a very easy drinkable, ridiculous quaffable offering from the Boston Beer Company... I would gladly knock a couple of these back on any nice spring or summer day... Heck, I may even grab a six pack on occasion when the mood strikes... A pretty tasty and enjoyable brew here...

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 35.3% out of 100 with 2,000 ratings
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