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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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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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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barczar

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

A: Good amount of lace over an apricot body. Light carbonation and head.
S: Ample! Bright, brassy hops with flowers, citrus, grass, herb garden... very west coast, almost over done.
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Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.