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RATINGS: 654   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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cakes (360) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
12 oz bottle. Medium body with moderate hops bite. Hazy yellow orange with a small white head. Wit yeast, bread, banana, some pine and very subdued apricot in the aroma. carbonation. I am not loving this beer. It is not bad, but I have had quite a few better IPA’s than this in the past 12 months.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kpachla02 (8) - Shelby Township, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
On tap at old chicago. Medium to large head. Smooth taste. Probably the best that I’ve had from Sam Adams

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McGarnigle (547) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Best of the SA six pack of IPAs. Slightly more IPA than witbier I think, but a combination of both. Citrus hops, juicy fruits. I’m not sure how much the yeast brings to the table, as the orange peel and apricot take over that territory. Of course, not much in the way of malt. Long afterglow that reminds me vaguely of Gruyere.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (796) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Orange color , big white head with good lacing. Aroma of pine , spices and hint of apricots . Hoppy , fruity taste with spices . Strong hoppy bitterness in finish and aftertaste. All is good , but ....

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bookseeb (111) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Appearance has a golden orange hue supporting a healthy head that sticks around a bit leaving nice lace. Smell of the apricots and spice with malt and hop. Taste is fruity, hoppy with a nice grapefruit citric having a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - 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 (68) - 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 (175) - 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 (2432) - 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 (458) - 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.


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