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RATINGS: 692   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
I have to say, I loved this beer. One of my favorites by Sam Adams. Came in a spring variety pack. The aroma quickly pulls you in. Its got an IPA nose thats packed with clean hop nose but with something added. There is an unmistakable apricot and spice (maybe coriander) that stays with you until you taste the same flavors. Appearance is a slightly hazy yellow with a nice frothey white head. Its a very clean and pretty brew. Taste is where this beer really stands out. I usually dont like fruit flavored beers - with some notable exceptions. However, the apricot and wheat combined with the pine and hop forward flavors really combine well. Its refreshing and hearty all at once. Its a light bodied beer and a bit sticky in its texture. Decent carbonation throughout and the finish really draws out the pine and apricot to attack the taste buds. Overall, not sure this is really an IPA, though its not a "wheat" beer either. Theyve come up with something that draws in the best of both styles and leaves you wanting more. Very drinkable and smooth. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle: pours a hazy yellow with large white head. Hoppy floral pine, dusty spice and a buttery caramel on the nose. Floral tart bitter grapefruit dominates initially but turns quickly into a mild apricot and caramel at the back end. Palate starts tart, bitter moving slightly toward sweet in the end. Overall, I liked it but took 2 styles I really like and made 1 ok to good beer. I would drink it again but would not go out of the way to look for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Very nice offering from Sam Adams Poured cloudy orange as you would expect from a Hef but a tad darker Aroma was apricot and slight citys Head was typical Sam Adams nice thick head that hung around a bit with nice lacing Mouth freel pretty good Etta good carbonation Foretaste was slight apricots blending in to some citrus notes finishing with some nice bitter hops Definitely not a wimpy beer and hopheads will be satisfied Most definitely Ill get this again and would like to see it in tap

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2417) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. White head on a very hazy darker peach juice orange. Bit of pine and citrus and dried apricot in the aroma. Touch of pine, slight dried apricot, some grass and relatively dry. Slight pine in the finish. Medium chalky body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2264) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2012
12oz bottle pours hazy yellows/orange color. Smallish white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is of dried fruit and pine and grassy hops. Crisp clean aroma. Flavor is the same of dried fruit and that wonderful bitterness of the pine and grassy hops. Peachy/apricot flavors are clean and not muted with other flavors. Good summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
Hazy golden color with foamy head. Crisp pine and citrusy aroma. Light hoppy bitternes with hints of cirtus. Clean tasting and refreshing. Flavor lingers on the palate for a while. Enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
uhclem (421) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
Not a bad IPA, but certainly not one of the best. I dont mind haze, but the sediment floating around was a bit off-putting. Also, the mouthfeel was watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
Aroma is nice notes of coriander/citrus white and mild hoppy ale; very nice pour with hazy cloudy beer and frotyhy white head; taste is well balanced notes of white ale with citrus hoppy flavors and bitterness. Very nice hybrid brew

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanytide (273) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Poured hazy gold, with a big, fluffy white head. Slight fruity, floral aroma. Taste is light and refreshing. Hints of lemon peel and orange with a piney, dry finish. Unique beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy golden brown with a nice inch plus white head that lasts. Taste is of hops, pine, orange, coriander, citrus, some malt, some caramel and some warming alcohol. Similar aroma. The body is mostly full, a touch on the watery and oily side. The finish is slightly dry and has a lingering bitterness. Enjoyable, but not the easiest beer to drink.


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