PhatB420 (733) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a pint. Head is large and frothy, holding on strong through most ot the brew. aroma is sweet, citrus, hoppy, and piney. Taste is sweet apricot in the end, hops up front yet mild for an ipa, which is very fitting for this excellent brew. Its an enjoyable drinker with the wheat flare, the ipa consistency and the apricot finish. Definately a session drinker for the type. Color is an awesome array of orange and gold as the tow mix interchangeablly as thebeer sits. Glad I pick up a six pack.
Tmoney99 (12031) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quality Control Bottle. Poured hazy pale color with a large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitter acidic finish of medium duration. This a complex brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: White Water IPA
Date: January 31, 2012
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: cloudy gold, creamy off white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet pale malt aroma, floral hops, light spicyness, touch of lemony citrus
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of hops, floral and earthy, light citrus, balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Super hazy bright orange-tan with a big, foamy head. Really succeeds at what they were going for: the Wit/IPA hybrid ale. Yeasty spiced vanilla tones, as well as an orange citrus hop tone, a little lackluster in typical SA fashion. Fresh and zesty, highly sessionable. Apricot flavors are pretty steady, and come out more and more as the beer warms. I like this one.
SDalkoholic (2235) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rite Aid: Appeared as a glowing neon yellow hue that showed evidence of a lot of floating sediment while a fluffy topping of head rested on top. Reminded of looking at a witbier. Nose is slightly spicy with a pinch of hops, coriander, and citrus fruit flesh and peel. The drink taste similar except for an additional soapy flavor. Based on the title of the beer, I would have to guess this is an attempt at a white/witbier IPA.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pure haze. Nose is spices, wit beer, cascades, orange peel. Glavor is a little muddled citrus, and oranges and orange peel along with some medium spices. Carbonation is moderate. sweetness is through the finish. lingering bitterness. The flavor is odd but works. Aroma is good.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy but bright gold with a medium-sized white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine hops -- lots of Cascade or Centennial -- but also some fruity sweetness. Apricot, I guess. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy and very crisp. Thereís some underlying sweetness and a bit of maltiness. Definitely different from a standard IPA, but Iím not sure Iím picking up much white/wit character. No spiciness, for instance. Medium mouthfeel.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Nice hop aroma with slight citrus notes, no real apricot to speak of. Has a subtle malt backing with a nice balance. Enjoyable but there last few IPAís have pretty much all been the same.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best thing I have had from Sam in a long time...very solid IPA. Had a lot of bright citrus to it and a good body thatís very refreshing. Very well balanced. There is slight fruit to it as it says in the description. Sessionable as well.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kroger. Pours a hazy orange amber with a retentive ivory head, nice lacing. Nice citrusy aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pale toffeeish malt backbone, countered by a dry grapefruit rind bitterness. Could use more sweetness to bring out the apricot. Dry and hoppy finish, with some astringency. Not bad, way better than Latitude IPA