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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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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
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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mreiner

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-16-2014 22:50:31 | More by mreiner
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Aubs723

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-16-2014 22:50:00 | More by Aubs723
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, chill-hazed gold in color, with an attractive cap of frothy white foam.
Aroma-Lightly toasted malt, herbal hop note
Taste-Resiny, piney hops, sweet toasted malt. Nothing to blow your doors off here, just a nice little flavorful IPA that would feel comfortable at any cookout.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 14:59:08 | More by hosehead83
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-09-2014 20:32:33 | More by erialbill
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Jlog7910

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-09-2014 12:18:57 | More by Jlog7910
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-09-2014 07:39:34 | More by DrunkenMonk
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-07-2014 20:15:58 | More by djrn2
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-07-2014 12:56:24 | More by TX-Badger
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

06-07-2014 02:24:10 | More by pathead
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RobTheKnob

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-06-2014 19:43:02 | More by RobTheKnob
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-03-2014 22:47:24 | More by tbone64
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

06-03-2014 01:02:09 | More by xJMFCx
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CMOrak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-01-2014 04:02:47 | More by CMOrak
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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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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +9%

05-31-2014 03:00:57 | More by jharris0624
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2014 03:57:04 | More by LJWalker
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bareju

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-29-2014 23:01:43 | More by bareju
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-29-2014 16:31:54 | More by JohnK17
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2014 22:52:13 | More by lupercmda
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-28-2014 01:53:35 | More by gritz147
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-28-2014 00:17:31 | More by thinwhiteduke
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-24-2014 06:37:12 | More by dbaraniak
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-23-2014 18:39:38 | More by ArtZan
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sneaking onto the West Coast side of taste, Abita suspends their Southern roots to give their contingency a dry malt taste that's completely covered up with hops. Springtime in Southern Louisiana will never taste the same!

Their Spring IPA kicks off with certain hop dominance- resonating with citrus, tropical fruit and a fruity grassy interplay to the nose while a more supple grain sweetness resides on the front of the tongue. Enlivened with firm carbonation, its sweetness is lifted and its floral hop character is pronounced.

As the middle is reached, the carbonation subsides and allows a caramel and leaf flavors to settle in. Sweetened with light biscuit but herbal with tea leaf, verbena and pine needles; a higher hop tone is reached with the peels of white grapefruit, under-ripened orange and pineapple. Peripheral taste of gooseberry, blackcurrant and tangy vegetative acids keep the taste crisp and clean.

As the finish comes quick, the fruit turns pleasantly bitter with those acids playing a part in the beer's overall refreshment. Dryly resinous, its grassy and piney tone takes hold and outlasts all the other fast-fleeting flavors. What's left is a minerally closure that hinges on rust.

The copper beer stews in the glass, looking a lot like tea- not so striking in that the character that sets Abita's Spring IPA apart is that dry malt taste and its supportive sun-tea flavor. Maybe its southern charm plays a bigger part than I thought.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 03:02:40 | More by BEERchitect
Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.