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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Best by June 2014.
Appearance: The body is a vibrant amber to orange hue with a velvety haze to it. The head is short with poor retention. The head forms a dense and bubbly white coating though.
Aroma: The aroma is very mild with a citrus leaning presence. The aroma smells nice, perhaps this is a little old but itís 4 months before the best by date so it shouldnít be very off. The aroma smells nice, but itís lacking strength.
Taste: The flavor is mildly bitter with a citrus presence, the flavor is crisp with a slight spice on the finish. The flavor is nice, but itís a bit incoherent, by that I mean that the flavors sort of blend together. Nothing stands on its own. Thereís a mild grapefruit edge but overall I donít like this as much as I remembered.
Palate: Full-bodied and crisp.
Overall: I remember loving this beer, perhaps itís getting old. Iíll likely give it one more try when I see a super fresh bottle come in. Itís not that this is old, itís that itís lacking and I remember it being much better. Itís not a bad beer, but itís just middle of the pack now.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2014
@ Corkí n Bottle / Crescent Springs KY Aroma of malt and citrus. Pale Amber with a nice 1/2" white head, thin horizontal streaks of lace. Taste is malt with hay and apricot, that moves smoothly through the palate, finally allowing fairly strong hops deep in the finish. The hops appear after the swallow, making them somewhat of a revelation for the drinker. Really well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
It looks like a wheat--plenty of lace from the long lasting head. The brew is appropriately cloudy with a dark gold color. Light wheat with a dollop of peppery hop bitterness. Leans toward the hop bitterness. Thereís enough wheat for interest, but I would not qualify this that way. I also do not detect any apricot or spices. All that said, I find this to be a very easy beer to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (846) - USA - FEB 5, 2014
Hazy straw yellow with a reasonably thick white head. Aroma is slight pine and citrus with a touch of fresh cut grass. Flavor is mildly hoppy with a slight fruitiness and a slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a yellow/orange color. Aroma of fruity hops and orange peel. Flavor follows aroma with some spicy hint and a good hop flavor and the malt profile is enhanced in the taste. Medium-thin body. Good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - JAN 31, 2014
Really nice pour - medium head that stays, good lacing. Aroma is a bit acidic with sour citrus smells. Flavor is shockingly mellow. No real bite or hoppiness that is typical of an IPA. Very clean finish. But overall itís just blah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1739) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours a hazy orange-straw into the glass, with a fluffy white head that reduces to thick, pocked lacing. The nose is of citrus and spices. Well-hopped flavors provide a nice bitterness through the citrus and peppering piney notes. Spices finish the pull, and accompany the bitterness and lively mouthfeel well. Decently put together IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (77) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Hoppy and sweet, notes of citrus to balance the bitterness. Not sure about the wheat IPA mix, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Howlader (593) - - JAN 29, 2014
Decent IPA - good effort from Samuel Adams. Not as hoppy as I would like, but probably good enough for the general population.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (1974) - USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pleasantly sweet aroma of honey and melon. A dry and piney IPA, with nice green hops and a little coriander. This is one of Samuel Adamsís better IPAs, but there are other good ones besides.


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