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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12oz bottle from Binny’s, Plainfield. Pours a cloudy, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, mostly white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a solid lacing. Aroma has a nice mix of floral oranges and bitter grapefruits up front with some pines and a light apricot sweetness behind the hops. A touch of grass and pepper with a somewhat bready and crackery pale malt backing. Flavor is similar. More of a bitter tangerine up front with a slight apricot sweetness. Some grass and florals in the middle with a touch of white pepper and a light wheat alongside a slightly crackery, bready pale maltiness. Apricots pick it up towards the end as well as some estery citruses and pepper as this finishes dry and moderately bitter from a mix of grass, pines, and florals as well as a slightly sharp citrus character. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer. A good amount of citrus pines, grass, and florals with a light apricot sweetness balanced well with a light wheat and pale, crackery malt backing. Fairly bitter, pretty easy drinking, and enjoyable. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured to my SA Lager glass with a cloudy, particulate laden, orange/gold, apricot juice appearance, persistent, moussy, off white head, and good cling to the streaks, waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was fresh cones and pine, secondary citrus, a touch of mid-fruit sweetness, a bit of grain, but also a light metallic hint. The flavor added a pronounced, earthy, rind-like hop bitterness that lingered, decent malt content, medium body, and not necessarily lively, but good carbonation. Floaties from dry hopping or spice and fruit additions? A decent IPA with a few questionable notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Hazy, deep golden body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of pine, resin, leafy hops, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Slight tartness. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. Resiny, raw hop flavor overtakes the citrus. A bit unclean. The aroma delivers more than the flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus, hops, light apricot, and some grain. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy and hazy. Many small, and a few large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, citrus, grain, apricot, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, grain, hop, citrus finish is lightly dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
amorrn (1) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012 does not count
Nose is lemony hops, apricots, and light bready malt. Taste begins with citrusy hops, which is followed by notes of apricots, spice, and malt. Finish is long and dry. Mouthfeel is dense and sticky with light carbonation. Overall a nicely balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (566) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2012
A hazy orange amber with a good medium lasting beige head, with good lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt citrus, light yeast, piney hops, grapefruit with some apricot notes fill the senses. Taste is of fruity citrusy notes, some light yeast, followed by some citrusy piney hops, grapefruit and some apricot flavors. A nice medium body with good carbonation and crisp mouth feel on the palate. Finishes with a sweet biscuit malt, fruity citrus and apricot flavors, some light yeast, ending with some good slightly spicy citrusy piney hops for balance. Overall a well done, tasty and nicely balanced IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (332) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
This was delicious. Better than the satanic variation that was also just released. Aggressive hopping and clean profile with a touch of sweet apricot makes it enjoyable and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3658) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Cloudy, bright yellow...tall fluffy white head. Scent is herbal, hoppy. Flavour is also well hopped, piney, grassy. Very crisp and light. a nice springy feel to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1733) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours hazy golden with white head. Some lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and light grapefruit aroma. Taste is grapefruit, some pine, hint of apricot, and bitter hop finish. OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Thanks Chipalsa. Bottle into snifter. The aromas are dense and packed with citrus aromas including grapefruit and orange plus some apricot. There is a touch of pine and a combined aroma of what I call well water aroma. Very nice. This one pours very hazy orange with tons of yeast swimming around in there. A white head with lacing that hung on for dear life. Tastes are similar with notes of citrus and apricot. I get some bready notes on the finish and a slight caramel malt touch. Not a bad ipa at all. Don’t be fooled by the haters.


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