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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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!


1.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
damzz (249) - 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 isn’t. Rating would have been higher if Sam was honest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Hazy blonde pour into thick frothy white head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing that melts into a heavy sticky lacing as carbonated bubbles rise from the murky depths into a pool of foam. Aroma of malty biscuit, toasted wheatbread, spruce, and lemony citrus. Initial flavor of bitter piney hops and grapefruit that slowly fades into a malty, peppery finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Pale yellow. White head. Nice citrus aroma, yeast, bread. Flavor is citrus, herbal notes. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (966) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 Bottled. Pours very hazy orange-yellow with a solid head. Good retention and lace. Nice citrus-hop focused aroma. Also some floral notes. Apricot, lemony, light bitter flavor. Light-medium body, oily-thin texture, and a long, dry, astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1775) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Nice unfiltered appearance, hazy orange with lots of floating yeast particles. Medium-sized head is bright white, mostly lasting. Lemon peel and grapefruit rind aroma with some sweet nectarine and peach fruit undertones. Aroma is pleasant, but not very pungent. A very decent, rather bitter flavor is quite surprising given the relatively light aroma. Finish has some rye and husky wheat flavors atop fruity esters. You know, this rivals some top west coast IPAs, overall. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2012
From a variety 12 pack on Krogers on Broadway. Hazy golden. Lasting foamy head w’ lacing. Aroma: Apricot, cirtis hops, pepper. Flavor: Tropical fruit gets slammed by hops. Dry, bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
An IPA diluted with sugary apricots and superfluous herbal notes. This ale has a milky mouthfeel and a tart aftertaste. Too many bells and whistles that overwhelm the natural complexity of the IPA style. Also, whitewater is a terrible name, unless you’re a ride at a theme park or a rural town in Wisconsin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2012
12 oz bottle. Cloudy yellow/orange with a pure white head. Aroma of apricots, citrus, straw and bread dough. Flavor is fairly bitter up front with slight zesty spice presence and some faint malt. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. This is a good IPA, I got a bit scared when I saw apricots and spices but they are subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle: Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a medium rocky white head, aroma has apricots and peaches with some flowers, starts and ends lightly bitter with a crisp fruity ending, medium bodied with ample carbonation, dry mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Such a wonderful floral aroma, pick up big burst of apricot and citrus. Also notice some light caramel notes and alcohol. This caught me by surprise, just an all around excellent American IPA. Fruity hops delight throughout. Grapefruit and apricot balance with malt sweetness. Piney bitterness then slides into a dry finish.


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