DRAFT REVIEW: Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA
This hop-forward hybrid brushes the nose with delicate wafts of apricot and dank hops while sharp wheat scents give the bouquet edgy graininess. On the tongue, soft wheat spreads out, setting the stage for delightful apricot and orange peel flavors that lighten up the profile. Pungent hops build in the back, contrasting the beer’s lighter fruity presence. Whitewater lacks a witbier’s signature coriander and orange notes, but it’s a pleasant, sessionable example of the emerging style.