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RATINGS: 664   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
A Wheat IPA flavored with Apricots and Spices. Yuck - My expectations were that this would be a cloying mess. I may have over-rated this beer because my expectations were so low. Actually it has a nice hoppy aroma when opened, and luckily the hops outshine everything else - the apricots are well in the background where they should be - actually, they should not be anywhere in sight, but experimentation is good, right? Just like cloves in cigarettes, I guess. The apricots and spices are unnecessary, but not overpowering, so I will reluctantly tolerate their presence. A "nice to try once" beer - maybe I can pawn the rest off on my unsuspecting friends when they come to visit. The trouble is, the hopheads will object to the apricots and spices, and the folks that like all of those fruity beers will object to the hops. Truly a beer no one will want to be friends with.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (365) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Thick beverage with an interesting tart bitterness. Too heavy on the apricots and too much perfume to be worth returning to.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (990) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma is citrus and pine with yeasty fruitiness. Flavor starts a grainy malt followed with some fruit and citrus flavors. Finishing with pine and yeast spiciness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (613) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. A- Citrus, stone fruits, pine, hoppy, floral. A- Yellow orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, citrus, apricot, pine, creamy. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- A good fresh tasting IPA. Loads of citrus and pine. Very well balanced and easy to drink. I can do this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (160) - Minneapolis, - DEC 21, 2014
Interesting combination of the wheat beer and the IPA hops. It’s good and very easy to drink. Works well in their mix IPA hopology six pack but I wouldn’t seek it out individually.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (383) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours hazy rich gold with a very foamy, leggy head. Aroma is floral, orange and pine with a touch of spice. Very nice. Taste starts short but gains some depth with warming. Leads with bitter notes flavors of piney hope, grapefruit citrus, pepper. Apricot and spices linger. Pretty damn good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"great concept, so so execution. wit, ipa, and fruit flavors combine for a tasty brew that would be better suited for late spring or summer than the first week of winter. sa white is not a favorite...the ipa aroma and bitter flavor are done fairly well, the sweet apricot maybe masks some complexity and with 3 things going on at the same time, it’s a little muddled. that said, it nice, but i had hogh hopes."

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
askewbrew (20) - 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 (3904) - 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 (943) - 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


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