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Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA

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RATINGS: 80   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11533) - 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 (4643) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Well done for what it is. Some hops, some bread yeast. Light sweet finish. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Good package. Banana, clove. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, orange pour, small white head, citrus aroma, some hops, bready, overall decent white ipa.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (953) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a mostly clear classic golden color with a very large, relatively well-retaining white head. Citrus sweetness in the bouquet. Wet with an underlying powdery, faint astringency. Just a fudge thin. A ricey quality in the flavor along with a grassy and citrusy hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1290) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Peacock Liquor in Port St Lucie West (they didn’t have much else, don’t bother stopping). Best by 4/23/14. Pours a yellowish orange with a white head, very clear, leaving a perma-cling lacing. Aroma has pine and citrus with a tangy spicy yeast. Taste is of sweet fruits, grapefruit, spicy pine and resinous. Light to medium bodied. Finishes sweet with some bitterness. Sweetwater has solid stuff, as ever. Not a fan of the belgian IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1871) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours slightly hazy, orange-amber, and with a rather weak head that leaves better than expected lacing. Aroma; fruity with a hint of baked white bread and a touch of Belgian yeast. Subtle hops, perhaps connected to the dating: just past BB date. Flavor: fruity and mildly spicy with a hop level on the low end of the range for style. Moderately complex. O: tasty, interesting and easy drinking.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
> Undrinkable golden ale that is nothing in the realm of White IPA

[ Bottle][ Trade Bonus ][ 12oz ][ Free ][ Right Proper Flared Pint ][ 4/8/14 ]
>> Pours a lower carbonated, clear golden. Okay foam, weak lace. Nose is juicy, squashy, mild sugar, butterscotch candies, flashes of spicy yeast phenols, cabbage, opening up to DMS. peppermint tic-tacs. Taste is very papery, watery, bland. Perhaps not fresh or heat damaged, but essentially undrinkable.

>!< heat damaged, paper, DMS

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (901) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is mildly grassy with a bit of slight notes of spice. Flavor is mildly hoppy with a bit of light spice. A little peppery with some mild yeast. Light and refreshing, similar to their IPA with the grapefruit bitterness turned down a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at world of beer tampa pours a clear gold with a light white head. A bit of an orange wheat and hop taste.


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