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RATINGS: 682   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
The aroma has fruit and spice you also get yeast as well as apricots along with malt and pine hops. The appearance is hazy orange gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and I wish it were sweeter. The palate is smooth. Overall a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy pine aromas with tropical fruit notes. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thick white head. Citrus notes upfront with bready malts followed by tropical fruits, starfruit, apricots, and finishes with bitter pine resin. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Wow! This is a very intense beer! The description is absolutely no lie! The Whitewater IPA is most definitely a distinct combination of a witbier and an IPA. The witbier qualities stand out a bit more than the IPA qualities, though. But the combination of the two styles is very evident in every aspect of this beer. It starts out with a cloudy dark golden pour with a big white head. The head is very sticky on the glass and leaves plenty of lacing. The nose features apricot and yeast, along with a citrus and pine tone. The body is very smooth and completely drinkable. I just wished I liked the witbier style more. This beer would be so much better to me if I did! The flavors are remarkable. The Boston Beer Co did an awesome job marrying these two styles with one another. The body of flavors are completely balanced between the two styles. I got a lot of sharp and dry hop flavor, but with a very fruity, lightly malty and yeasty wheat flavor. This is really uncanny! I canít get over how Sam Adams did this with these two styles. They could not have done a better job in selecting two styles to combine to make into one beer. Itís not my favorite beer (because of the witbier qualities), but I have to give credit where credit is due. You have to recognize the effort and the íthinking outside the boxí that BBC did on this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1561) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
A hazy, yellow-orange pour with a small white head. The aroma is pleasant with the apricot out front and citrus underneath. The light body has a somewhat oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet to start then quickly changes to bitter throughout the swallow and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pour is a cloudy gold with a large white head. Aroma is fruity, hops and pepper. Flavor is a bitter citrus with some minor hops and dry wheat malt. Finish leaves some bitterness on the tounge. Itís ok and Iíll give Sam Adams credit for trying something different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of wheat and apricot. Taste is similar with a citric ipa bite. Not a bad beer at all but that 90 current rating is far too high. 5.8% abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1713) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden with a nice full white head, like a hefeweizen. Has a mild aroma of grapefruit peel. Taste is clean and crisp, with a smooth sweet malt character and a moderate amount of pine and citrus hop bitterness. Iím not the hophead I once was, but this is just right; well balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours a nice hazy copper with a big white hed and lots of lace. Aroma is of citrus and pine, nice hops and some fruit. Nice hop flavor, a little apricot, citrus and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6351) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus hops, melon, apricot, and a touch of lemon. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) golden-orange with a two finger creamy yellow-tinged white head with very good retention and lots of sticky lacing. The flavor starts with some light sweet apricot. The finish has moderate grapefruit, faint pine, and a touch of lemon. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, Iím not getting many wheat characteristics and the apricot notes are subtle enough that I donít think Fruit Ale is the right classification. However, it is a very solid and very drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2726) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Golden amber, medium head. Big citrusy nose and flavor but not as big and fresh as youíd want. Light crackery malts a bit thin. Fair.

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