Much like in fashion, sometimes it takes a couple of businesses to start a trend. Last year it was Deschutes Brewery & Boulevard who took the plunge in creating (their vision) of a Belgian-style White IPA. Now it’s Boston Beer’s turn with Samuel Adams Whitewater India Pale Ale.
Samuel Adams Whitewater IPA is a new fusion-style brew that brings together the best attributes of two popular craft styles: the crisp spicy wheat character of a white ale, perfectly balanced by the intense hop flavor of an IPA.
American and Australian hop varieties pack a piney, citrusy punch, while the subtle addition of apricots provides a slight sweetness to balance the bitterness of the hops.
Weighing in at 5.8% ABV, Whitewater IPA is a medium-bodied beer brewed with an array of aromas and flavors such as apricots, orange peel and coriander.
Amber in color with a citrusy hop aroma, Whitewater IPA is a balanced brew that finishes smooth, without any lingering bitterness, and leaves the drinker longing for the next sip.
The white ale and IPA combination make this crisp, smooth, yet hop-forward beer the perfect pairing to a variety of meats and cheeses. Intensely flavored and firm in texture, Blue cheeses need a bold beer like Whitewater IPA to cleanse the palate. The brews’ strong hop character also adds an earthiness to the savory flavor of meat. –source, Boston Beer
Interview with Jim Koch and his thoughts on Whitewater IPA
As with their Alpine Spring, you should expect to find this on the shelves in six packs or in the Samuel Adams® Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack. As always if you don’t see this on the shelves at your local grocer or bottleshop, ask your grocer to buy some!
About the Boston Beer Company
The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. Pleased with the results of his work, Jim decided to sample his beer with bars in Boston in the hopes that drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavored beer he brewed fresh in America. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Little did Jim know at the time, Samuel Adams Boston Lager soon became a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution.
Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 30 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. Using the traditional four vessel brewing process, the Company often takes extra steps like dry-hopping, barrel-aging and a secondary fermentation known as krausening. The Company has also pioneered another revolution, the 'extreme beer' movement, where it seeks to challenge drinker's perceptions of what beer can be. The Boston Beer Company has been committed to elevating the image of American craft beer by entering festivals and competitions around the globe, and in the past five years has won more awards in international beer competitions than any other brewery in the world. As an independent company, brewing quality beer remains its single focus. Although Samuel Adams® beer is America's largest-selling craft beer, it accounts for only one percent of the U.S. beer market. The Boston Beer Company will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.