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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sam Adams Whitewater IPA. A wheat ale brewed with apricots & spices.
This hazy brew combines the crisp character of a white ale with the intense pine and citrus flavors of an India Pale Ale. We took the unique combination to a new level with the sublet addition of apricots, which provide a slight sweetness to balance the bitterness of the hops. Cheers!

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2113) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Sweet citrus aroma. Cloudy golden color with a large white head. Sweet with a tangy bitterness throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1561) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aroma of peppery hops. Taste is slightly sweet for a second and then it's all citrusy and peppery hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick. It could use a bit more dryness and a bit more balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, banana, apricot, orange, grapefruit, and biscuit. Flavor of banana, grass, florals, orange peel, apricot, and pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11218) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle. Pine/grapefruit peel and and orange malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet light apricot malt and strong grapefruit peel/pine hops flavor. Nice - good hybrid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours cloudy and light gold with frothy white head that laces the glass. Aroma is fruity and citrus. Taste is sweet and very slight bitter - strong grapefruit and slight pine notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Poured from bottle. Nice hop aroma. Murky gold color, white lacing head. Pine and grapefruit hop flavors dominate, with creamy malt in the back. Also some pepper and clove This is simply a kick ass IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep orange with a pretty large white head, plenty of lacing. Aroma is very spicy with some floral notes behind the spice. Taste is spicy with some really earthy hoppiness. You can taste a little apricot competing with grapefruit. Not exactly bitter and not exactly sweet. Just a good balance of flavors. Pretty darn good offering from SA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7674) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle sample at the Sam Adams Hop-o-logy tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/3/12. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops with some Belgian esters. Malty flavor with grassy hops, stone fruit and a bitter grassy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Very well made white IPA. Served a bit too cold at first. The nose took a minute to open up, but yielded to some light spice. Medium bodied with a balanced palate showing citrus zest and a hint of baking spice. Long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle and drank in a no-nik pint glass, Very slightly hazy golden hue with a good head and lace. The aroma is an OMG moment! This smells oh so close to my homebrew Wheat IPA right down to the spices and choice of hops. There is no doubt that this has Grains of Paradise and wheat along with the base malt. I would not be shocked to learn that the hops used were Citra, Sorachi and Simcoe just like mine. The only difference is the apricot versus lemon zest fruit choices.

Even the flavor profiles are similar as this is hop forward but you can tell there is wheat in the brew. Nice that the SA IPA is missing the "rind" character that my homebrew has. Love the spicy finish and the piney bitters. The mouth feel is slick and a tad oily, not as clean as you normally find in an IPA but methinks the wheat is the reason why. Overall, much to like about this beer but the spiciness got too be too much the last half of bottle... yep, just like my homebrew!


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