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Spring IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Spring IPASpring IPA

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83
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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 02-15-2013)
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Reviews by Schmidty3:
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Schmidty3, Mar 15, 2014
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Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a chill hazed lighter golden with a half finger white head that left a broken ring of lace as it settled pretty quickly.Citric hops in the nose along with some caramel/biscuit malts along with mild sugary-like sweetness.Grapefruit rind and lemon oil flavors over top of caramel malts on the palate.Well it's pretty straight forward,not very complex but it just tastes good.Well done Abita on this one.

oberon, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a delirium tremens tulip from bottle.

A- a clear golden tint with a steady stream of carbonation floating up from the center of the glass that forms a two finger foam head. Indicative of what an IPA should look like.

S- Piney with an undertone of citrus. Very pleasant as the Centennial and Amarillo hops really shine through. Almost as if someone mixed fresh cut grass with green pine needles.

T- The hops really coat the palate from the first to last sip. And they stay with you even in between each sip. Same as the smell with the pine making it to the forefront.

M- Light to medium carbonation. Pleasant and typical in a good sense.

O- I was very surprised at how much I liked Abita' s seasonal IPA. Can't wait to open a second one.

tbryan5, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +9.6%

TimoP, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

lionnusmb, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

megamass, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, copper in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: leafy hops, light citrus hops, and caramel

Taste: earthy/foresty hops, caramel, light citrus and pine hops.

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with bitterness towards the middle that is not as dominant towards the end, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: This one blew me away. Not mouth puckeringly hop heavy for hop heads, but a brew with a lot of depth and complexity. Multiple layers of hops shine through. I prefer this a lot more than Jockamo IPA and would get this regularly if it were offered as more than a seasonal offering.

tigg924, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dankjohn, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of danpam1024
3.25/5  rDev -11%

danpam1024, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fresh Spring seasonal IPA I'm game best by date is 8/3/14. Claims to be a West Coast style IPA the look is great clear copper body with an off white head forms thick and well carbonated semi thick lacing across the sides of my glass looks very enjoyable and tasty. Aroma has a very grainy malt bill, almost like somebody left the husks on the grain amongst that is an extremely sharp cat pee/crushed aspirin notes with some grapefruit citrus pith in the backend...that's it in the way of hops. The bottle says there's Amarillo/Centennial in this one so pretty dank overall. Flavor has a rush of hop bitterness with caramelized sugars/bread dough/nutty husky grain character with very raw hop pellets and dank bittering hops combo, again I get citrus pith and a lot of harsh volatile hop oils...not well balanced definitely bitter upfront and dry finish...there's not much finesse. What sets this apart from most West Coast IPAs is the lack of cohesion between the malt bill and the wild ass hop components. I always say the West Coast brewmasters have tamed the hop, that isn't so here, but at least they are getting locally Crafted hoppy brews down in Louisiana. Mouthfeel is slick with hop oils, I'm not sure if I just got some Butterscotch or other harsh solvent alcohol liquor like feel on the palate, but it was pleasant bitterness simply encompasses the palate. Overall I need more balance and hop flavors with less bitterness assault on the palate, feel like brushing your teeth...I do I do.

WVbeergeek, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of kwkdmk
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

kwkdmk, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured medium amber with a large and durable off-white head.

Aroma: light on hops for style.

Flavor: Pronounced hops appropriate for style. Herbal and flowery hops. Moderately bitter.

O. Looks great, smells good, but the taste is a bit disappointing albeit appropriately bitter and hoppy.

chinchill, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

sgttibbs, Apr 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Schlafly33, May 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

acurtis, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

[Appearance: 4.0] The result of the pour is a honey-like opaque dark orange brew topped by a very white head that begins at one finger, settles only slowly, and ends the session with a cap of foam that deposits stringy lace on the glass.
[Aroma: 3.5] The aroma presents some earth with underlying grains and plenty of leaf with a pithy edge to it. Some candied sweetness rides with the bitterness.
[Flavor: 3.75] Hops bitterness is deeper and more pronounced, with a lot more perfume and leaf along with herbal notes to it. It's still accompanied by sweetness, this time more distinctly caramel, and some citrus fruits contributing as much peel and zest as anything. Grains and acidity reach into the finish, with a dryness hitting mid-way and lingering long.
[Mouthfeel: 4.25] This has the big brightness and zing of an IPA with lots of texture, crisp and biting but with lots of fluffy creaminess rolling on the palate. It works with a certain acidity and dryness, which might otherwise clash.

Brenden, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JamesStreet, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

lcdawg, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - clear gold with a huge, dense, frothy white head that has great retention

S - sugary sweet malt with hints of cupcake batter, faint pine

T - faintly sweet malt, very faint birthday cake batter, piney, intense bitter finish

M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a decent beer with solid drinkability. The hops are definitely present as is the birthday cake sweetness that I enjoy so much. All of the right flavors are present, but they're disorganized. This beer needs to be cleaned up and balanced. It still has enough flavor to keep me interested so I wouldn't pass this up in the future.

tdm168, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Damian74Shensky, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jheezee, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Hessian257, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

rworkman, Mar 27, 2014
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Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.