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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Impulse buy at Food Lion; I saw the Noble Pils in the "Hoptastic" or whatever itís called six pack and figured I could rate the other two. Pours a bright golden orange with an attractive white head and solid lacing. Nose is modest apricot and peach, grassy hops, white pepper, and some bread notes. Taste is refreshingly bitter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (402) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a medium golden color. Lots of big floaties in there. About two fingers light beige head. Pretty long lived. Decent retention, nice lacing. So far so good, this looks like it will be fun.

I could smell the orange peel before I opened the bottle. Orange peel is very strong. Also smell some good pine, and apricots or peaches.

Taste is pretty good. A little different. Piney, citrusy, fruity but not too much. But Iím getting a lot of spicy hops. Itís good, and a little different. It works pretty well. Donít really taste any wheat.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Spicy to the mouth. More bitter than 60 IBUs. Not something I would make a session beer, its more of a sipper. As easy drinking as youíll get from an IPA.

Overall, itís quite good. Bitter, hoppy, flavorful. Itís better than I expected. The lingering bitter spicy stuff is kind of growing on me now. Yes, I would recommend this. Yes, I would probably buy this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (661) - HONG KONG - SEP 3, 2016
Typical decent commercial IPA, tasty and smooth. Golden, slightly hazy, with a large white head and good lacing. Citric hops aroma.. Notes of tropical fruit and lots of citric and bitter hops in its taste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (741) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2016
Drank from bottle. Loads of apricots, peach, some grapefruit, citrus. Light watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (941) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Pours a translucent light amber from a bottle. Big pine and nondescript citrus aroma. Flavor is a somewhat citric acid sour, with a huge dose of bitterness. Not picking up on the apricot but I wonder if they add a little fullness in the mouth. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Pours a lightly hazy orange with white head. Has a citrus and pine aroma. A sweet citrus hop, pine, and grain taste. A heavily carbonated beer that has a lingering bitter hop and sweet citrus aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2016
12 oz pour from bottle into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours dull find, moderate soapy white head. Body is medium, a little sticky. Nose is piney, resin. Taste is bitter, not too complex, resin. Not exactly what I think of when I consider white IPAs.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (382) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Pours a clear yellow color with a nice small white head. Nose of orange peel, citrus, some spricot also. Light body. Sweet taste with a small bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1265) - New York, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Straight from the bottle, June 2014 so this isnít fair. Malt bomb cuz itís so past its date. Malt predominates with some citrus. Both in nose and flavor. Malty, caramel, mild orange and lemon. Ehh. Iím sure fresh itíd be half decent. But take this one with a grain of salt. Not sure how itís even on the shelves this old.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axl (561) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2016
Draft. Semi-clear yellow with one finger white head leaving thick lacing. Aroma is citrusy with lemon, light orange and wheat. Taste is similar with zestier lemon and more subdued wheat and orange. Smooth medium mouthfeel, light to medium carbonation and soft lemony aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Pretty basic tasting IPA. Had some wheaty aspects and wit spices. Down the middle.


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