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Sweetwater Whiplash White IPA

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4727) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
12oz bottle in Seattle, brought by my brother. Brighter gold, creamy head. Sweet, mild spiced. Mild IPA. Sweet, minor whole spice. Solid, less internees white IPA but also not sickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
Draft at sheffields. Pretty bitter beer. Orange with fluffy white head. Nice pepper and grapefruit taste. No sign of "Belgium" or "white" in this for me - which I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CzechTex (142) - - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Quality IPA, some lacing, lingering bitterness on the tongue. Golden color, nice to see in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/caramel/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulletlynn (2) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016 does not count
Poured out of bottle, nice golden brown color. Does not have the bite of an IPA but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Golden yellow body with nice head. Nose is hoppy, floral, fruity, sweet. Taste is lots of hops and citrus and sweet bursts. Really nice. Smooth, rich texture with warm finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5362) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Probably not an IPA in the ratebeer sense. More like a medium APA. Generally, rather light hearted. Mostly flat but certainly not mouth-coating like ubiquitous IPA. Can’t even be a white IPA. This is so funny all these beers that want the IPA moniker to sell beers. Call it what it is, Oily hops aroma and a medium IPA finish. Go get ’em beer preppies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours golden cloudy with large white fluffy head. The aroma is pine citrus, fruity. Thr flavor starts with citrus up front followed by malt, tart apple, and pine residue. Overall nice on a warm day, balanced, think its a nice spin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (333) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Can - pours a rich golden yellow with a thick parchment white head that laces well. Enjoyable aroma of ripe tropical fruit, apricot, citrus peel and a hint of pine cone. Similar favors but with a touch of blonde caramel malt. Light, crisp and quaffable. ��

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11406) - 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.

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