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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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark wheat gold, a bit murky. A dark wheat look. Aroma of earth, citrus, fruit, grapefruit, with an underlying note of wheat. Alot of grapefruit, citrus and earth notes in the flavor. Some wheat elements in the finish. All in all, a solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from brewers choice variety pack. Pours turbid canary orangy with 2-finger creamy well-retained white head. Nose is citric and hoppy, with tangerine, pineapple, black pepper. Tastes very tropical citric, hoppy, with finishing florals and peppery notes. This one is a tropical fruit and hop bomb, but lacks balance somewhat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1741) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Pours a very hazy peach with a nice off white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma its piney hops, some citrus, and a hint of apricot. Taste has nice holiness with a hint of the apricot sweetness. Nice bitterness. This was pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2416) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
12 oz bottle from a mix pack. Pours a cloudy orange-ish color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is strong and distinct with grapefruit. The flavor is loaded with lots of citrus on the front end; I get grapefruit, orange, mango and lemon. The back end of the flavor features pine resins and the malt base is fairly neutral with just a touch of sweetness. The palate is silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes short and dry. Overall: I rather enjoyed this.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle from Kroger. Murky yellow pour with a thick white head. Aroma is spicy and a little fruity. Taste is bitter, resin, spice, and almost floral.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3218) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle - Pours hazy light amber with a big foamy white head. The apricots are very noticeable on the nose, with a citrus/pine blend of hops with light bread malt and yeast. Lemony. Real light sweet malt taste, delicate enough to let the apricot shine through, ending on a sharp grassy hop note. Nice and resiny, slick with a medium body. A little too sharp for my tastes, but the apricot addition is interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Somewhat hazy straw pour with good white head and super sticky dense lacing. Aroma is sweet and lightly fruity apricot hop. Flavor is a little more bitter and piney/woodsy, on the tail end especially, but with a floral/fruitiness to it. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours foggy gold with a frothy, white head. Lovely piney hop aroma with some tropical fruit notes. Light to medium sweet flavor, definitely wheaty, with some dough, grapefruit, pine and grass, some lemon and orange. Medium in body with average, smooth carbonation. Sweet, faintly sticky finish, some lingering grassy bitterness, pine, yeast, wheat, dough, grapefruit and lemon. An interesting beer and very nice overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with a good sized white head. The aroma has a good deal of citrusy hops, smooth maltiness, light pine, bit of spice, dry fruitiness and cream. Medium body that is pleasantly rough with a decent amount with fairly sharp carbonation. The taste starts with spicy/citrusy hops that have a bitter abrasive taste thats a bit more aggressive than I expect from Sam Adams. There is a smoothness to the malt which I assume is due to the wheat being used. The finish has some earthy / woodiness from the hops and the apricots are noticeable, but is definitely on the dry side. Overall a nice pleasant IPA that is much better than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2391) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2012
12 oz bottle. So here we have two wheat-based IPAs in a row. First was the boring Shock Top Wheat IPA, now we have this one, which sounds a bit more interesting. It certainly smells more interesting. The apricots really come forward, mingling with a catboxy hoppy aroma to create a nice smelling IPA. The beer is cloudy orange with a medium white dissipating head leaving spots of lace; a skiff of foam is left on top of the beer, remaining there til the last drop. Taste is mostly bitter with a bit of sweetness backing things up. Strong grapefruit flavor. Body is much fuller than the Shock Top, thankfully. Highly carbonated for the style. Overrall its a much better beer than the former, which is no surprise at all, and its just a nice IPA overrall.


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