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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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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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 barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours a slightly hazy golden copper with a frothy one inch ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving thick lacing.

Tangerines, apricots, grapefruit, and dank resin form the initial aroma. Fresh cut grass and hay mingle with slightly bready malt.

Flavor is far more earthy and dry than expected. Citrus notes are fairly blurred and muted by the dank, resinous, minerally hop character. Flavoring hops end a bit short. Grapefruit becomes a little more prevalent as it warms, along with a chewy malt character, but the balance is decidedly earthy and bitter.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation. There's a hint of astringency.

Wish the more nuanced aroma hops were more pronounced in the flavor to add character before the earthy, resiny hops stopped the party. Gets better as it warms, though.

04-03-2013 02:54:14 | More by barczar
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oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

06-08-2013 21:20:59 | More by oberon
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.31/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

03-01-2013 01:39:42 | More by tbryan5
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-18-2013 02:32:08 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-03-2013 23:42:01 | More by TimoP
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-03-2013 23:25:25 | More by lionnusmb
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-16-2013 06:09:52 | More by megamass
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

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.

04-28-2014 14:04:25 | More by tigg924
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-01-2014 01:27:42 | More by dankjohn
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danpam1024

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-22-2013 22:01:30 | More by danpam1024
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.26/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

03-22-2014 06:09:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-23-2014 00:54:13 | More by kwkdmk
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

06-16-2014 13:14:10 | More by chinchill
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-12-2014 17:37:08 | More by sgttibbs
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18%

05-01-2014 12:29:29 | More by Schlafly33
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-13-2014 02:20:53 | More by acurtis
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Brenden

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

[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.

08-18-2014 19:19:05 | More by Brenden
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-10-2013 18:55:23 | More by JamesStreet
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-15-2014 21:13:36 | More by lcdawg
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-19-2013 04:28:03 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

05-25-2013 23:56:55 | More by tdm168
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-17-2014 23:14:18 | More by Damian74Shensky
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-02-2013 03:43:04 | More by jheezee
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-21-2013 03:58:59 | More by Hessian257
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rworkman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-27-2014 05:15:23 | More by rworkman
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Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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