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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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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (22563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Draft. Cloudy golden yellow color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lemongrass. Taste is heavy lemon, bitter through and through.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19596) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16249) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
The beer is a bit hazy with some soapy white foam and a bit of sticky lacing. A really interesting aroma. The apricot note is there, as are the spices, cant really pick out anything in particular, though. A nice citrus and floral hoppiness to it as well. The flavor is sweet up front, but a bitter pine note quickly comes through and gives it an IPA feel. Mild wheat flavor with some sweet bread in the background. Not as much hop flavor as I would have liked, but good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Hazy light amber. Thin head. The apricot shows in the aroma with some stale hops. Theres a decent bitterness and just a little bit of pale malt. The apricot lends a little bit of brightness to the otherwise dull hops, and I think the spices contribute a little bit of (enjoyable) astringency in the finish. Some interesting elements even if the total package is probably 3rd out the 3 fruited IPAs Ive lately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to John. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of banana, citrus, pine, spicy hops, yeast, clove and dried citrus. Medium body. Finishes dried citrus with touch of spice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14508) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours hazy light orange gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma is quite fruity with something medicinal. Med body. Flavor is fruit (apricot or peach) with citrus and resin. It is quite hoppy, and the effect is quite bitter. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Quality Control Bottle. Poured hazy pale color with a large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus hop and fruit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bittersweet flavor with a moderate bitter acidic finish of medium duration. This a complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13910) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy peach with a lasting white head.. Aromas of wheat, yeast, apricot, coriander and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of apricot, wheat, yeast, light coriander and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering apricot finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13614) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Hazy gold body, medium off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some lemon, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/pine, light spicy. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Kroger Carytown Richmond. Is this a Magic Hat 9 clone? Well see. Pours a hazy peach color with a large pillowy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of dry citrus notes including lime and lemon. Some faint sweet malts in there as well. The taste is also a ton of citrus notes... lime, tangerine, lemon. Caramel malts as well. Medium bodied. Im actually liking this quite a bit.


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