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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Nice cloudy apricot pour with a white head. Great pine and resin aroma. Complex flavor, a mix of citrus, pine with spice and yeast. This is a great ipa and one of the better offerings from Sam Adams

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Smells sweet, hoppy, bitter, slight taste of apricot, has a bit of a our quality to it. Different take on an IPA, not elite, but decent, worth a try. Canít say Iíve had anything like it before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
From the 120z bottle as part of the Brewerís Choice sampler case. Lots of things to like in this IPA, especially the subtle use of apricots which usually is overdone by other brewers. Not overboard on sweetness or hopping, just right in all cases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy golden yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout and produced excellent sheeting of sticky lacing. The aroma was nice and hoppy of citrus hops, grain malts and a soapy yeast with notes of grapefruit, caramel and a bit of spice. The taste was lightly bitter with a decent note of caramel early on and then became good and hoppy with an awesome bitter citrus flavor and a nice dose of spice at the end. The flavor lingered for a nice long time allowing for full enjoyment of the hoppy citrus brew. Mouthfeel was light in body with a slightly dry texture and a lively carbonation. Overall a tasty and refreshing IPA with a nice spicy finish, in fact I think I will have another...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1674) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Cloudy orange amber with a billowy head and very nice lace. Modest citrus and grassy hops, apricot and wheat aromas. Distinct bitter earthy hops and wheat malt tastes, with hints of spice and bread. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, ticklish carbonation, and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a hazed pale apricot color with a solid lasting head. Smells of citrus pulp and mildly spiced. Full nectar with good carbonation. A bitter brew with a fat malt backbone. Itís actually unenjoyable with all this grapefruit rind. Very dry. Iím not sure why they even call this an IPA as itís only 5.8% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from the Giant in Leesburg. It pours a cloudy light orange with a one-finger head of meringue like foam. The nose has intense pine and herbal hop notes up front. The flavor leans towards the catty and herbal side with a touch of tropical and pine. True to style, this brew is all about the hops. Fairly light on the tongue with average carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1104) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours hazy golden-orange with a long lasting, foamy, white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops followed by apricots and caramel malt. Body is medium and tangy. Spicy, citrusy hops dominate the flavor with apricots, orange fruit and malt in the background. Finish is long, dry dominated by grapefruit. I like a lot of hops in this Wit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Out of the new 2012 collection, I liked this one the best. It had a really nice floral aroma, nice crip hop / citrus bite. Some sweet , dry notes on the finish. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geneticbloom (8) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Probably one of my favorite IPAs that Iíve had, itís obviously an IPA in the taste of pine and hops but itís not overwhelmingly so like Ska Modus Hoperandi in my opinion. I find the apricots most present in the aroma but there is a bit in the taste as well. Goes down smooth and a little dry. One of the most exciting and different brews Iíve had from Sam Adams, itís recommended. Iíd drink this anytime.

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