yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maxwelldeux (4131) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was surprised at how well I liked this IPA. Nice and hoppy, has a nice amount of head and a great flavor.
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Brandon1989 (416) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours slightly hazy yellow with a huge whiter head. the aroma is very fruity, hops, aprocots, and slight bitterness. the taste is very fruity up front with a bitter sweet initial taste and ends on a sweeter note. the taste is also of dark fruits, I slightly prefer the Mighty Oak Ale over this beer but this one is still solid.
smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy pale golden orange color with off white head. Citrus and orange aromas. Orange flavor with some other citrus and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy orange and a nice lace out of the bottle. Bread and citrus hops on the nose. Flavor had the same and some apricot and caramel to it. finished nice and bitter.
hopdog (9635) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and hazy yellow color with a white head. Aromas of citrus, some spiciness, and some caramel. Tastes of citrus, fruity/apricots, and some pine with a spicy hop finish.
stangger (601) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. spicy hop aroma, maybe kg or centennial ? Moderately bitter, earthy hop flavor. Not a standout.
jkwood04 (4515) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours hazy golden with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, apricot, spices, and caramel malts. Flavor about the same with a nice blend of apricot and hops, but something doesnít go well. Average texture. A decent IPA
ChainGangGuy (4490) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours out a well-hazed, burnished gold body with a tall, foaming, whitish head.
Smell: Notes of coarse ground pepper, coriander with humble wheat and fairly easy-going notes of citrus, pine, and fancy little soaps.
Taste: Crispy wheat blended with crackery, doughy pale malts as firm citrusy, spicy elements roll in from the hops and spice additions. Slight pine felt. Medium-plus bitterness. Thereís a faint, faint apricot accent -- you really gotta look for it. Pinch of piquant herbs. Dry, bitterish finish with some creamy wheat hints.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not great but decent enough.