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RATINGS: 662   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (334) - 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 (4110) - Coxís 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 (1881) - 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 (1283) - 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. Donít be fooled by the haters.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Hazy orange pour, white head. Nose is grapefruit and some apricot. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation. Taste is dominated by apricot, and balanced by citrus hop bitterness. This is good stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Citrus hop and apricot aroma. Hazy orange with a moderate white head. Bitter piney hops flavor. No significant fruit flavor...just heavy harsh hops with no balance.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
According to the label, this should be a fruit beer; apricots and such. Smell is dull ipa. Foamy head hazy hefe lookin thing. Fruit and spices have very little effect on this ipa-ish brew and now I know why its in that style, wew. Bitter strong medicine and now I see little sediment chunks floating around in there. Much stronger than the description would lead you to think. Not sure if any white ale can be tasted with that overwhelming ipa character, borders on double ipa. Same with the finish, its like a bulldozer.Feels like more than 6%. Not for a lager lover fer sure. Yes, long bitter astringent nasty nellie soapy finish. whew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA is a very cloudy sparkling golden ale. The dense, white foam has great retention and lacing. It has a bright citrus aroma with orange and pine. Itís medium bodied and a little starchy throughout. The finish is dry. Itís not as hoppy as the aroma led me to believe, but suitably bitter. There are flavors of orange, pine and wheat with a hint of apricot and pine resin at the finish. Itís really solid and the flavors pull together really well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3808) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2012
I was surprised at how well I liked this IPA. Nice and hoppy, has a nice amount of head and a great flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12oz bottle - pours cloudy orange with off-white head and good lacing. Nose is citrus and grass. Flavor is fruity (more grapefruit than apricot). Fairly sweet for an IPA, but still bitter-heavy. Aftertaste is lemon. Refreshing and tasty. Sticky mouthfeel.


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