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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Draft at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. If you try this beer expecting a "true" IPA I can see how you would be disappointed, but if you try this beer expecting a hopped up white wheat I think youll enjoy it. Cloudy golden orange color with a dense foamy white head. Very nice lacing along the glass. Fair amount of hop bitterness in the finish. Some sweetness from the apricots up front with a good amount of citrus pith. Overall pretty decent offering from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhiner41 (184) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
It smells like an IPA, but has no little hop taste. There is a hint of cirus, but then there is appricott and nutmeg(hard to palce the spice). I think this was a beer that Sam Adams brewery tried to make a catch all to please everyone and has come up a bit short everywhere. It does have a great orange hazy color, no lace, no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (949) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours with a huge two finger billowy head and a hazy light gold body. Great head retention. Smells quite citrusy with the apricots being quite prominent. Also some orange and pineapple with a touch of pine. Flavor is quite citrusy as well and sweet. Apricot once again and orange. The pine is not quite as noticeable. Not as much bitterness as I was expecting but it is noticeable and provides a nice drying finish. The mouthfeel, however is quite watery. Overall Im torn on this beer. The flavor is wonderful with the citrus but body is severely lacking. Its almost like drinking hopped fruit juice. Id revisit it, though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
I thought this was a pretty terrible beer. The spice notes were a little too much and the hop flavor was just uninspiring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Panky (10) - Homestead, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a light, hazy yellow. Has a really nice hop smell out of the bottle. Definitely has a strong piny taste and lingering bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA but Id drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Poured a hazy amber with thin head; somewhat light light on the pallet but a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
odinstyr (563) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a thick white head. Smells of floral notes, pine. Tastes of hops, with an added sweetness, i guess from the apricots.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Light golden pour, slight fruit aroma, little hops, nothing out of this world, easy decent drinker....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Not sure where I got it from. Poured gold and was spicier than I was expecting for the style. Reading the commercial description, that sounds about right. Nothing wild, just another solid Sam Adams beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong bitter hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

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