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Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10329) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
355ml embossed bottle. Hazed golden orange pour. Aroma is tropical ruit and orange, hint of bubblegum. Flavor is a nice interplay between spice and tropical fruit, it is refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firemarshal (201) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear. Orange Color. Aroma is orange peel primarily with coriander, sage, pine needles, and even an ever so light garlic. Flavor is orange, pine, all that, tangy and spritzy with a light bitter finish. I love the yeast with this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Wegman’s. Hazy straw pour with off-white head. Nose was malt, resiny hops, grapefruit. Tasted hoppy, citric, with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, pale malt. Medium body and complexity.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysonf7 (18) - - JAN 24, 2016
I have had this on draft and bottle. Pours a hazy copper with nice white head. Smells great with cirrus hoops. Taste is full with bright citrus and near perfect balance and bitterness. Complex taste. Love this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2692) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
I guess the best way to get me to drink a witbier is to load it up on hops so you can’t taste the phenols. Despite that, I have had a few such beers and didn’t think all that much of them, but this one was pretty decent with the resiny hops really taking over here, but otherwise had the nice light palate of a wit. One downside is a bit of soapiness from the flavoring hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (267) - Delaware, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours a clear gold with about 1’’ of head. Aroma is mild with some citrus, wheat and spice. Taste follows the nose with subtle bitterness in the finish.. The Belgian qualities are there but very muted. Medium bodied and crisp. Easy to drink but nothing stands out.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1693) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Kroger. Pours golden amber with a nice, large frothy beige head. Lovely hop aroma: sweet fruits: mango, peach, ruby-red grapefruit. Taste: Meh. Big disappointment after the aroma. There’s piney hops, wet cardboard, rice, grapefruit peel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (296) - - JAN 8, 2016
Nice fruit aromas led by Bekgian spice, yeast, coriander. Weak watery palate. Flavors of pine, earthy, clean lemon. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (957) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Ok. Standard style. Nice coloring orange and light yellow. Some hops. Very easy but not exciting. Tap

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1161) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Aroma of nice Belgian spices and hops. Fine but similar to other sweet water ipas just so so for me.


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