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Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of juice oranges. Crisp to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Aroma is citrus, somewhat ESB-like fruit and light pine. The flavor is fruit, wheat, malts, citrus, very slight sweetness and a mix of bitter and citrus peel in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Prisonnière dans mon téléphone depuis mon dernier voyage en Floride sous le nom de Stillwater. En fait, je viens de découvrir que cette bière se nomme plutôt Sweetwater. En fût au Riverside Market à Fort Lauderdale. Corps doré avec une mousse qui meurt rapidement. Nez acidulé avec des esters épicés. Goût houblonné avec des agrumes poivrés. Base maltée légèrement grillée. Bouche un peu mince mais agréable. Finale sur une amertume contrôlée. Pas si mal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Hazy golden straw pour with tiny decent ring of white head. Grapefruity nose and flavor. Chewy body. A little more effervescent than typical. Meh. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
I purchased this brew as part of the Sweetwater 2014 Fall Seasonal twelve pack,,,, this beer has a light aroma and small white head, and a pleasing hoppy take on floral French farm ale type brew.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1396) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2014
No head and very little hop aroma. Sweet no head golden. Very nice mouthfeel. Very little Belgian. Very little hop. Overall solid balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (790) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Aroma of sourdough, malt and hops. Slightly cloudy caramel colour with a thick lasting white well laced head. A pleasant taste of hops, and dried fruit with a dry feel and a slightly chalky finish.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosco (183) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Cloudy yellow, spongy white head and lacing.Smells like soap and definitely has some grapefruit notes from start to finish.Nice, even bitterness works well with Indian spiced hummus.Consumed on 11/25/14Best by 12/17/14$14.99/seasonal 12 pack at Publix

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4077) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft: Tangerine nose. Cloudy amber, headless. Dry tangerine flavor. Grass and grapefruit on the back end. Medium body. Too dry. I get IPA, but no white.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle->tulip. Clear gold with moderate white head. A: citrus and pine hops, dusty malt. T: citrus peel, pine hops. Bittersweet. Dull. Average IPA, nothing standing out.


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