Saturday, February 25, 2012

Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA

I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA from Al’s of Hampden as part of a mixed six-pack. The beer pours a pale yellow color with a foamy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of lemon, wheat, orange, crab, and grass. The taste is lemony and smooth but has a nice bitter bite to it. Orange and wheat flavors come out before the beer finishes dry with peppery and earthy hops. A sugary background keeps the beer from being too bitter. The alcohol content is 5.8% ABV. I wasn’t sure about this beer from the aroma, but once I drank it, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really enjoyed how hoppy this wheat beer was, and it was both bitter and refreshing.

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