An India Pale Ale is usually all about the hops. Lots of hops. Leave it to Samuel Adams to take the traditional IPA and turn it on it’s ear. Recently, I purchased the Samuel Adams IPA Hop-ology 12-pack. It contains six different styles of IPA’s – two bottles of each style. The Whitewater IPA is the first one that I tried. It is a combination of a white ale and an IPA.
This is a beer that has nice head when poured: white in color and foamy in texture. The head dissipated slowly though out the experience. It has medium carbonation and has a murky body clarity (as a white ale has) with a gold tinge to it.
The aroma has floral and pine notes and a slight apricot hint. The initial flavor has an apricot taste on the front then followed with the hoppy/grapefruit taste of an IPA. This India Pale Ale has a nice creamy mouthfeel and has a nice long hoppy finish.
This is a crisp and refreshing India Pale Ale that makes the grade as one to purchase again.