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Spring IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Spring IPASpring IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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316 Ratings
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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 02-15-2013

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Ratings: 316 | Reviews: 51
Photo of mrfrancis
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a mountainous, thick whitish head.

S: Malty aromas of brown sugar, caramel, cream, biscuits, honey, and nougat are first to make themselves known, but are soon complimented by aromas of tangerine, peach, navel orange, red grapefruit, herbs, grass, and pine from the hops.

T: Mild notes of grass, pine, herbs, dried flowers, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, tangerine, navel orange, cream, caramel, honey, brown sugar, and biscuit wash across the palate. The finish presents a surprising mixture of herb, grass, honey, cream, biscuit, lemon, and navel orange flavors.

M: Very slight for the style. The texture in the mouth is slick and slightly watery. The carbonation is too unobtrusive for an IPA. This ale feels kind of underpowered. My usual complaint of Abita's products holds true with this one: the body is far too thin and needs to be beefed up considerably.

O: This one is not that bad overall. It is, however, a little on the bland side compared to many other IPAs that are currently available, and it is also somewhat sweeter than one would expect an ale of this style to be. On the flip side, it is accessible and the flavors it does manage to showcase are unique. It's kind of a mixed bag, but I would still hesitantly recommend it to those looking for a new IPA experience.

Photo of B_B
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of joe12pk
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeThumel
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joerzll
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ64
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeyLegend
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose pine, citrus, floral, soapy, earthy. Taste citrus, slight resin, pine, sap, grass, floral, dank hops, hint of spice.

Photo of CJNAPS
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Swimcoach12
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruss004
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Toteezz
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fisherbray
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Bezy901
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

A friend of mine said all that needs to be said about this brew: Man that ipa tasted like a spring meadow full of wild flowers.

Photo of jmryan8
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LeDirtyPanda
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.