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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Decent IPA. Big hops nose. A bit dry. Very unbalanced, with a bitter body but. Long dry finish. Worth a try.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moderrnlifeiswar (49) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grundsow (61) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (166) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2014
BBD 8/14. Light amber (golden) pour with a haze. Massive head with well retained lacing. The nose is apricot with other tropical notes over a light pine. Almost medium bodied and smooth textured with an above average carbonation level that imparts a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of hops noted in the nose with the citrus ones the primary focus. In the middle, pine comes to the forefront over a light biscuit sweetness. The finish is almost crisp and ends with a pleasant bitterness of pine and grapefruit rind with a touch of pepper. A very good, but not quite outstanding, IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Seannpc (25) - - JUN 2, 2014
Light aroma and mildly cloudy and light in color. Milder taste with a slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Straw colored pour with a distinct haze to it. About an inch of foamy white head. Nose is of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste includes floral and resinous hops, wheat malt and light fruits. Lively carbonation makes this beer look more like a weizen. Sweet finish. Tasting notes from early 2012.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (396) - Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft at Doyle’s in Boston. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Nose is a little grass. Also grass hops in the taste. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (441) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 1-18-12 - Poured from bottle in to pint glass Appearance - An apricot-golden color with a nice white head that forms big and leaves to give decent lacing. Smell - Apricots really strike me at first. A bit of lemon and orange are mixed with the apricot and finally grassy/floral hops work their way into the end of the smell experience. Its quite pleasant and unique. Taste - Sweet apricot and citrus first come to the tongue. This is followed by a bit of maltiness which quickly is taken over by some of the floral hops and piney taste. The citrus then comes back at the end to finish the taste profile. Mouthfeel - A little creamy tasting at first, which then fades to a more normal viscosity. The carbonation is just about where it likely should be. Overall - An interesting beer. The fruity aroma and taste mixed with the very floral and piney hop make it worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (154) - HONG KONG - MAY 17, 2014
Smells of light clove/pepper, apricot, grassy hop, bit of wheaty malt. Tastes lightly of pepper, bitter, dry and foamy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (194) - HONG KONG - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from QClub at the pool. Bright hazy orange pour with dense thin head. Piney aroma with a bit of fruitiness. Taste is very sharp, bitter hops - pine and dried fruit with very very dry bitter citrus peel finish. Bubbly. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
From bottle. Fresh hoppy nose with apricot, pear, and grapefruit. Sweet and floral. Medium golden amber hazy with foamy-creamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Dry start with moderate bitterness. Mild pale malt sweetness but mainly dry hop bitterness. Finish is resinous and hoppy. Dry heavy bitter after.


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