scottw86 (1157) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange color with a medium sized white head. Aroma has lots of citrus and peach. Taste has lots of citrus with oranges, peaches, and apricots. Quite hoppy but not too bitter. Some good sweet malty flavors with some nice yeast in the finish. Finish is mostly sweet with more peaches. Maybe too many peaches, but overall quite tasty.
ronaldtheriot (1723) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA has a very thick, fluffy, slightly off-white head and a hazy, pulpy, bubbly, orange appearance, with lots of heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of piney hops, apricot juice, citrus, and bread. Taste is similar- fruit juice, hops, white bread, sweetness, and menthol bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA finishes semi-dry, satisfying, and easy drinking. Overall, I thinks it’s very good. RJT
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale orange color with a stick, small white head. Aroma of herbal hops, tea, some bright leafiness. Mild wit spice, sweet pale malt. Strong citrus and mango overtones. Flavor is mild, sweet and fruity, mild spice like a wit. There are citrus, mango, fruity overtones paired with leafy and earthy hops. Light bodied, spritz carbonation. Very summery. I wouldn’t necessarily consider this anywhere near a favorite, but this is a fine beer for what it is. Interesting new style.
closey22 (1523) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was really looking forward to trying this beer. I was intrigued by a wit/IPA hybrid. This is def an IPA but not much wit. Cloudy amber, slight aroma(although its allergy season), flavor is nice blend of bitter hop and acidic tartness(apricots); finsihes long and dry+hoppy. Feels rich and fizzy grabbing every tastebud and slapping it around.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice effort at a White IPA. Pours a hazed golden color with a medium sized white head. Smell begins with hops, wheat, and some sweet fruit. Flavor is apricot, orange peel with some bitterness, pine and citrus. A wheat beer mixed with a white all added with some nice hop bitterness makes this a pretty solid brew.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as part of a mixed 12 pack. Pour has a slightly hazed golden amber color with a thin covering of white head. Aroma starts with hops, light citrus, wheat, and some sweetness. Mouth feel is light and there is average carbonation. Flavor brings out a little more apricot, some bitterness, pine, dry citrus, and a long finish. There definitely is a wheat beer in here competing with the hops and the touch of apricot goes well all in all.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep coppers and garnet under an off-white head which fades bumpy with sticky clumps of lace clinging to the sides of my glass. Swirls clumpy.
Nose: melba toast and apple skins. A generic caramelized sweetness of caramel and toffee. Solid platform of sweet crunchy caramelized malt. Dryness in the back of straw bales.
Palate:</b. medium-light slightly mouth-coating body. Generic caramelized sweetness atop toasted bread and apple skins. Bubbly caramel finish. Generic brown spices along the edges.
Final Thoughts: certainly not the most complex or flavorful Irish Red I have savored so far, but it didn’t suck either. The typical Samuel Adams house yeast character was there but only minutely in the background. A good session and a good introduction for those looking for a little something more in their beer without scaring them away.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Very interesting beer... Belgian Wit/IPA hybrid... Aroma was hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was yeasty, citrusy and hoppy... not bad!
ExpendableHero (833) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden beer with a white head. Aromas of fresh fruit, and pine. Tastes of coriander, lemon zest, moderate amounts of pine hops, and a very noticeable apricot finish. A bit spicy, and not as malty as other IPAs. Extremely smooth, and refreshing. Very tasty, and well crafted.
obguthr (5413) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coriander, orange peel, thyme,, lemon grass, and even a little cat pee on the nose, good strength. Cloudy amber, medium head. Orange peel and lemongrass flavor, again nice intensity. Finishes malty and grassy. Good level of bitterness. Very good interpretation of a "white IPA" More IPA than white, like 85/15, and that’s probably a very good ratio.