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RATINGS: 662   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!


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft. Cloudy golden yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lemongrass. Taste is heavy lemon, bitter through and through.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Hazy light amber. Thin head. The apricot shows in the aroma with some stale hops. There’s a decent bitterness and just a little bit of pale malt. The apricot lends a little bit of brightness to the otherwise dull hops, and I think the spices contribute a little bit of (enjoyable) astringency in the finish. Some interesting elements even if the total package is probably 3rd out the 3 fruited IPAs I’ve lately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, banana, apricot, orange, grapefruit, and biscuit. Flavor of banana, grass, florals, orange peel, apricot, and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours foggy gold with a frothy, white head. Lovely piney hop aroma with some tropical fruit notes. Light to medium sweet flavor, definitely wheaty, with some dough, grapefruit, pine and grass, some lemon and orange. Medium in body with average, smooth carbonation. Sweet, faintly sticky finish, some lingering grassy bitterness, pine, yeast, wheat, dough, grapefruit and lemon. An interesting beer and very nice overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Hazy gold body, medium off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some lemon, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/pine, light spicy. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
The beer is a bit hazy with some soapy white foam and a bit of sticky lacing. A really interesting aroma. The apricot note is there, as are the spices, can’t really pick out anything in particular, though. A nice citrus and floral hoppiness to it as well. The flavor is sweet up front, but a bitter pine note quickly comes through and gives it an IPA feel. Mild wheat flavor with some sweet bread in the background. Not as much hop flavor as I would have liked, but good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours hazy light orange gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is quite fruity with something medicinal. Med body. Flavor is fruit (apricot or peach) with citrus and resin. It is quite hoppy, and the effect is quite bitter. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
12oz bottle-pours slightly hazy yellow with a big foamy white head. Aroma is lemon merangie/some orange, some light malt. Taste is a biting spice/ lemon/some orange, some light malt. Drying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Quality Control Bottle. Poured hazy pale color with a large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitter acidic finish of medium duration. This a complex brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: White Water IPA
Date: January 31, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: cloudy gold, creamy off white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: lightly sweet pale malt aroma, floral hops, light spicyness, touch of lemony citrus
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of hops, floral and earthy, light citrus, balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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