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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Sam Adams Whitewater IPA. A wheat ale brewed with apricots & spices.
This hazy brew combines the crisp character of a white ale with the intense pine and citrus flavors of an India Pale Ale. We took the unique combination to a new level with the sublet addition of apricots, which provide a slight sweetness to balance the bitterness of the hops. Cheers!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1157) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1723) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1523) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Very interesting beer... Belgian Wit/IPA hybrid... Aroma was hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was yeasty, citrusy and hoppy... not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ExpendableHero (833) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (5413) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
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.


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