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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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!


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2012
12oz bottle, Brewer’s Choice Variety 12pk, Spring2012. Hazy yellow color, white head. Apricot aroma, along with loads of wheat. Sweet flavor, sharp harsh bitterness. Overly bitter wheat ale with apricot juice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1495) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a cloudy, amber color with a white head. Interesting aroma with lemon, citrus hops, wheat, and some apricots. Nicely blended with the apricots, lemon, and citrus hops. Some wheat comes out on the finish. An interesting brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5983) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Murky gold pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Big citrus and pine notes in the aroma followed by a peppery spiciness. Taste is big, bitter hops, pine, grapefruit juice, and spices followed by a touch of sweet malt, light grains, and hints of apricots. Body is medium with a mild carbonation and a potent lingering bitterness. Finishes with mores grapefruit, pine notes, sweet malt, apricots, spices, and grains.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
pours out of the bottle a hazy yellow with an orange hint to it, solid foamy head with some nice lacing on the glass. aroma off the glass is that of apricot, orange peel, some lemon zest and piney hops. for the most part the taste follows the aroma. i picked up on some astringent bitterness up front. creamy mouth feel with some wheat shining through on the finish. interesting beer, surprised me!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a light yellow, white cover. Aroma is fruity, apricots, some grassy/citrusy hops and light spicing Taste is light bready malt, subtle spicing, then lots of apricots mix with the various hop flavors in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy peach with a lasting white head.. Aromas of wheat, yeast, apricot, coriander and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of apricot, wheat, yeast, light coriander and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering apricot finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thick, cloudy cheddar orange with a thick white head. Nose is lemony rose soaked in orange peel juice. Flavor is peachy lemon leaves and grapefruit rind. Leaves a lingering, slowly fading flavor on the tongue. Oily on the palate. This is a fantastic IPA. Very different; instead of an all-out hops assault, it’s more of a lemony puch-in-the-gut by a small child. Very clean and refreshing. Definite repeat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3049) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Thanks to Ed for sharing a bottle of this with me at his engagement party. Pours a rather cloudy orangy/amber color with a moderate foamy head. Aroma is of pine, some citrus, light apricot, and some wheat malt. Taste is rather well balanced, pine and citrus hops meld with apricot and the typical spicy backbone found in wheat beers. An interesting twist on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 oz. bottle - Pours a hazy golden color with a two finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and citrus. Flavor is much of the same, but the apricot is a little more noticeable. Medium body. A pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours hazy gold, with nice sized fluffy white head. Aroma is floral hops with a little bit of the apricot its brewed wit and some citrus. Very great smelling beer. First thing I noticed was the texture, its very smooth and creamy, little thicker and more yeasty than I expected. Immediately its very sharp and bitter, but it gives way to a sweetness. Lots of spicy yeast falvors, citrus, and coriander. Hops are pine and citrus. Very bitter ont he front end, ends with a smooth sweetness. Very interesting style, never had a white IPA before this one and the added hops really make white’s way better.


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