As much as I may try to ensure that a solid variety of styles are in my house a good punch of hops is something that very often is what my palate wants. So when it comes to grabbing a six-pack and IPA very often finds a way home with me. The two of these I drank were in the Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-pack with a few other good ones, but I look forward to when it will be available on its own sometime in the coming months.
A solid addition to their beer family . . .
Brewery: Boston Beer Company (Boston, MA)
Name: Whitewater IPA
Style: American IPA (though probably a Specialty Beer)
ABV: 5.80% (on bottle)
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge before serving in a pint glass.
Aroma: A nice hoppy aroma with citrus and pine and a slight, mildly fruity sweetness. Full, but not overwhelming. – 9/12
Appearance: Golden honey-like color with a slight orange hue. Two finger frothy/creamy white head that holds very well and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Some haziness but pretty clear with rising bubbles visible. – 3/3
Flavor: A really nice citrusy hop flavor up front with a moderate hit of piney bitterness after that. Well balanced with a touch of fruity sweetness in there as well. Seems to have a touch of spiciness. Finishes a bit dry dry, but with a nice lingering bitterness and some citrus flavor. – 15.5/20
Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Pretty smooth with a nice creaminess that adds a little to the body. – 4.5/5
Overall Impressions: I like the bit of creaminess in the body and it is a nice addition to what is otherwise a solid IPA. The bitterness and citrus profile is quite nice. Goes down very easily and could definitely drink more than a few. A solid beer and tasty IPA that I will probably grab a six-pack of when it comes out. – 8/10
Overall: A- (40/50)