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Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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What happens when a 500 year old Belgian style ale gets rear-ended by a truckload of pompous American hops? It equals one heck of an ambulance chaser of a beer. This is an American style Belgian IPA, with a subtle phenolic flavor in combination with citrusy/piney hops, well balanced at 6.2% and 55 IBUs, with a tart, dry finish. Grains: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops: Bravo, Ahtanum, Centennial, Cascade Dry Hop: Ahtanum, Centennial, Simcoe Yeast: Strong Belgian Ale ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 55


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1372) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Pungent sticky hop aroma, pours a clear dark yellow with a thin white head. The Belgian yeast strain comes forward in the initial flavor of the beer with some spice and fruit notes, it’s then swiftly overtaken by some grapefruit and pine, with a short bitter finish. Light bodied and easy drinking, I think this would be even better in the warmer months.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BazookaJoe (247) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Pours light orange with a pungent hop aroma. Body is citrusy and bitter but then finishes with a subtle sweetness of the Belgian yeast. The hops overpower which is not a bad thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1281) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA has a thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, orange appearance, an enormous amount of white sediment spiraling about, and moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of the sweet, pine resin, light grapefruit type thing, and the flavor is of white bread, hop resin, rather low bitterness, sweetness, and grapefruit. The key word, here, is "citrus fruit". Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. RJT

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (517) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Appearance: pours with a large off white head, the beer is a very hazy golden color, you can see particles in it Aroma: light grass, pine, faint Taste: bitter throughout, not much from the malt Palate: lighter mouthfeel, average carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: kind of lacks the complexity I was expecting, mostly just a bitter beer, not much from the hops besides the bitterness and no malt to speak of ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (247) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Nice wheat IPA with a good balance between the characteristics from both types. Rather mild for an IPA, but a good brew indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
white ipa’s haven’t quite wow’ed me yet, but this one was great! .. . tan .. medium foam .. . shared with the Gtown crew crew .. . very refreshing .. . nice sweetness .. . good solid brew .. . . Wow, according to the New York Times, just kidding, I have no idea what’s going on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Aroma is floral and grassy. Taste is citrus, floral, grapefruit and pine
Nice and clean

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at BW3s in Metaire. Pours a cloudy yellow with large creamy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong simcoe and earth. Thin mouthfeel with light hop, very watery, light bitterness. Off

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft, Snallygaster. Hazy straw body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some grapefruit, clove. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some grapefruit, bubblegum, light spicy, grass/straw. Light-medium body, some effervescence/acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Handed to me by someone. Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a small fluffy white head. Aroma was light resin notes, chewy citrus hops, lemon zest. Flavor was nice pine and citrus notes. Enjoyable hoppy character, with a little bit of Belgian yeast notes on the finish.


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