nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Finhead (1561) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
thegreenrooster (3893) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
wxman (1713) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Pailhead (6351) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2726) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.