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RATINGS: 658   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!


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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Smells good. looks watery. The combination of Orange peel, coriander, and apricots, does not work very well. It has a harsh bitter finish which I did not find that pleasant.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
askewbrew (17) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours out to a creamy white head that laces. Color is a hazy yellow-orange. Aroma is fruity and citrus and pine as you would expect. it smells great. Flavor is what you would e expect from an apricot IPA and more: complex fruits, malts, and hop flavors of pine, apricot. Good call.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours to a cloudy orange leaving medium suds with decent head. Aroma is of citrus and a hit of something floral. Truly does taste like grapefruit but has a good bite but nothing to overwhelming. leaves aftertaste that lingers

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3837) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Draft at Outback. Nose is citrus, light pine, and caramel. Clear yellow orange with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter with a light malty background. Decent beer for a place with almost all macros.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (817) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2014
On tap, poured a hazy golden hue w/ a medium white head diminishing to a thin cap. Moderate spicy citrus aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are white grapefruit, apricot, lemon, coriander, pine and grass. Medium bodied and balanced mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kpachla02 (14) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at old chicago. Medium to large head. Smooth taste. Probably the best that Iíve had from Sam Adams

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (555) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Best of the SA six pack of IPAs. Slightly more IPA than witbier I think, but a combination of both. Citrus hops, juicy fruits. Iím not sure how much the yeast brings to the table, as the orange peel and apricot take over that territory. Of course, not much in the way of malt. Long afterglow that reminds me vaguely of Gruyere.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (838) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Orange color , big white head with good lacing. Aroma of pine , spices and hint of apricots . Hoppy , fruity taste with spices . Strong hoppy bitterness in finish and aftertaste. All is good , but ....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bookseeb (116) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Appearance has a golden orange hue supporting a healthy head that sticks around a bit leaving nice lace. Smell of the apricots and spice with malt and hop. Taste is fruity, hoppy with a nice grapefruit citric having a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moderrnlifeiswar (53) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grundsow (81) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
This had the aroma of an unfinished, still fermenting wine. Spices and fruits do not belong in beer. Not for me.


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