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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1146) - 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 (3011) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2012
A cloudy light honey-colored brew. Fruit-spice aromas. Flavor is bready with lots of fruit notes. Tangy. Some spice from the hops. Not too sweet. Well balance. More of a fruit beer IMO. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sam Adams continuies to create great beers. The Whitewater IPA is no exception. Hazy straw-colored body with a white, clinging head. Wonderfully inviting aroma of citrus and pine. Medium, lively mouthfeel. The flavor is almost as good as the aroma. Mild, sweet citrus up front gives way to a nice bitter pine and grapefruit finish. A very well done IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Amazingly good IPA. Pours hazy straw with a great lace. Aroma is godly hops. Flavor is super fresh bitter hops, and a sweet fruity body, very great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomTron (409) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow, looks alot like a hefe. Aromas of some citrus and yeast but itís a bit weak. Tastes rather strange. The hop bitterness is there and citrus lingers, but itís slightly metallic and there seems to be absolutely no malts to balance the flavors. The apricot comes out a bit more as it warms but thats it in the range of complexity. Not an offensive beer, and not really all that bad, just an odd concoction that SA has made. All in all itís just another beer from a brewer that specializes in making ok beers, but not great beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
bottled. pours slightly cloudy, with a decent white head. aromas of citrus fruit, and spruce, with a little yeast. good amount of bitterness. medium bodied, lively on the tongue with an astringent lasting palate. decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Food Lion. Ar: Decent amount of pine and a nice citrus touch. Ap: Pours a very hay orangeish light copper with a frothy 1" head. Great lace and head retention. Really a gorgeous beer. T: Slightly sweet, reasonably malty body. Bittering is very moderate for an IPA, nice pine. Thereís a hint of apricot coming through, but itís pretty subtle. P: Medium body with pretty moderate carbonation. O: Been a while since Iíve had a fresh IPA, and this is drinking really well right now.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2289) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Wow, very strange little hybrid. Piney nose but in the mouth I sense the wit part across the middle of the tongue, with the IPA part on the sides and back.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
damzz (290) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2012
THIS IS NOT AN IPA despite the name. It is a heavily hopped Belgian witbier - period as Sam admits. Pours a hazy witbier light yellow. The head is white and lingering with spot lacing. The nose is strong hops - those who brew get it others call it "citrus". Malt is weak but the hops is slighty attentuated by the wheat and the spices. Essentially what Sam did was take a witbier and overpower it with hops. It is a good drink however unusual . It may catch on - Sam has made it a year long selection. But calling it an IPA is wrong. Obviously Sam wanted to buiild on a known style but it isnít. Rating would have been higher if Sam was honest.

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