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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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!

hogan873's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Sam Adams continuies to create great beers. The Whitewater IPA is no exception. Hazy straw-colored body with a white, clinging head. Wonderfully inviting aroma of citrus and pine. Medium, lively mouthfeel. The flavor is almost as good as the aroma. Mild, sweet citrus up front gives way to a nice bitter pine and grapefruit finish. A very well done IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Chad9976 (1606) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA: White IPA

AROMA: Orange and apricot peel is strong. Slight perfume or soapy smell. Spices and esters override hops. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Pale orange/yellow. Extremely hazy. Small, dense, white foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Overall palette is similar to Blue Moon: witbier-ish but faux. Dry bitterness throughout with slight orangepeel flavor. Apricot presence is invisible. Strong black pepper sensation on finish. Seems to have a dirty taste and maybe even some unintentional sourness. Offputting. 6/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and well carbonated. Palette is extremely astringent with lingering unpleasant aftertaste. Not refreshing at all. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Difficult to believe this is the intended taste; seems like a bad batch. Flavors do not harmonize. Can’t finish it. 4/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rperez (229) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Busting with flavor!! Very nice white IPA, usually im not a huge fan of this style but this beer was a lot of fun! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (274) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
This is the first white IPA I have tried. Using a wheat base really works well in this particular recipe. It mutes the hops to achieve a good balance on the palate. The hint of sweet apricot on the finish is pleasant. I like this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LowBrau (111) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Hazy orange-gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is faint apricot and hops. Rich mouthfeel. Very bitter. Mildly sweet and fruity. Light sour. Some bread aroma. Improves as it warms up. Would’ve rated it higher if it weren’t so bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (1170) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky gold colored beer with a small white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy smelling with some citrus. The taste is heavy on citrus (a good thing) and has a small hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/caramel/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (596) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. A dark straw golden color with a white head. Hoppy citrus notes with a moderate bitterness level.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
jstnwood420 (5) - Maine, USA - APR 13, 2016 does not count
Nice tast spicy hints of apricots witch is cool pine lemon feel deff hit your pallett u can tast the IPA part of it and deff no it’s unfiltered type of brew my opinion amazing beer if u like unfilted and IPA beers cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (226) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 9, 2016
12oz bottle - Pours a golden yellow/orange...with a white head. Fruity nose. Some sour dough and grapefruit in the first sip...with a grassy bitter hops finish. Better than some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Popoff91 (61) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Not the worst thing I’ve drank but not a fan of most IPAs, so take this rating for what its worth. A little low ABV for an IPA. As a wheat beer, I was hoping to have some of that flavor, but the hops just overpower it.

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