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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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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +36.2%

03-11-2014 23:28:47 | More by MaddDogg84
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

07-21-2013 22:51:01 | More by jngrizzaffi
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abita Spring IPA has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, and a semi-clear, orange-golden appearance, with some haze, a few brown yeast specks, and a good amount of splotchy lacing left around the glass. The aroma is of sweet, grapefruit citrus and some pine oil, and the flavor is similar with lots of sugary sweetness and white bread. Mouthfeel is medium, soft, and slick, and Abita Spring IPA finishes dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a very tasty and enjoyable beer, and I hope beer fans can find it!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 14:41:51 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-10-2013 17:48:25 | More by Jonbw
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ronobvious2

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-31-2014 22:50:53 | More by ronobvious2
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

04-03-2013 02:49:09 | More by Travis1221
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-17-2013 00:11:41 | More by Flashyspoons
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-14-2013 15:44:53 | More by KevinGordon
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-06-2013 04:58:56 | More by pathman
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-29-2014 02:19:18 | More by BryantForestry
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-26-2013 21:47:25 | More by Beermazter310
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-09-2014 19:19:54 | More by Gotti311
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mreiner

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-16-2014 22:50:31 | More by mreiner
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-06-2013 00:54:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-28-2014 03:30:11 | More by rudabegga9
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-30-2013 21:29:21 | More by domnalbrecc
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-23-2013 23:25:32 | More by Dapperticus
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viking77

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-25-2014 02:15:53 | More by viking77
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-23-2013 19:55:05 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-18-2013 03:40:49 | More by In_Control_Mike
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours clear orange golden with a thick white head and lots of visible tiny bubbles. The head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. The beer smells malty with some citrus and pine hop aromas. It's not as pungent as many West Coast IPAs, but still the hops shine well. The flavor is sweet and malty with some of those citrus and piney hops. There is some back end hop bitterness. It's certainly tasty. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and there's a nice aftertaste from the hops. This drinks surprisingly well. This is a very good beer. This is much better than Jockamo, but doesn't quite measure up to NOLA Hopitoulas (an IPA available in Louisiana). Still, this is a solid effort from Abita.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 21:34:29 | More by acevenom
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery in the tasting room before a brewery tour today.

Go and get this one before it's out of season! Aroma and palate are full of big juicy citrus hops balanced nicely by caramel malts. Aftertaste of citrus hops is pleasantly long lasting.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Probably my favourite of the various Abita beers I tried on this trip. Bravo!

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 02:06:51 | More by Noxious26
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$7.99 for a 6-pack of 12 oz bottles in New Orleans. This replaces St. Gleason Red as the spring seasonal.

A: Coppery gold, a hair lighter than the usual IPA color. Thick head, a little over one finger tall, good retention and lacing.

S: Beautiful citrus: mangoes and tangerines. Similar to the Green Flash West Coast IPA smell.

T: Not quite as pretty as the nose, but very nice. Juicy hop flavor spreads out slowly, and although the bottle text warns of a "malty sweetness," the hops are really the prominent player here when fresh, unlike the sticky maltiness in the pretty terrible Jockamo IPA.

M: Oily and soft. Nice.

O: Not an elite IPA, but very drinkable and spot-on West Coast flavors. Plus... THIS IS ABITA, the rightful whipping boy of BA. Spring IPA may be a somewhat generic West Coast IPA, but we're a city desperately short on the style.

At just over 6%, this isn't a sessioner, but it packs in great flavor for the ABV. Also: great value. Will definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 15:03:35 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.