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Spring IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Spring IPASpring IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

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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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-01-2014 21:25:58 | More by MikeWard
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.3%

05-01-2014 12:29:29 | More by Schlafly33
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +9%

04-30-2014 21:41:12 | More by javahead71
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-28-2014 18:43:26 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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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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Lukebell15

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-28-2014 02:38:35 | More by Lukebell15
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-26-2014 16:37:49 | More by thatoneguymike
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jayluf

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-24-2014 19:21:39 | More by jayluf
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mattsucks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-23-2014 06:01:29 | More by mattsucks
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2014 18:29:44 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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SicemWT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2014 03:22:01 | More by SicemWT
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czillmer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-21-2014 21:13:26 | More by czillmer
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skubas86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-21-2014 15:13:48 | More by skubas86
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a ping glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a two finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a tons of foamy level lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big and resinous of a pine hop smell. Along with the pine are other hop aromas of a grapefruit citrus and a grassy nature. Some sweeter tangerine aromas and a bit of a mango smell are there as well, mixing with the rather strong hop (for a brew of only 6.2 % abv.) and a very light cracker smell to produce a crisp and hoppy west coast style aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and hoppy taste, with the bready flavors being of a smooth light malt nature and the hop being initially almost entirely of a pine nature. Some fruit flavors of tangerine and pineapple as well as some caramel sugar are present from the start sweetening the brews taste, but with these fading however as the taste advances. With the fading of the sweet so too comes more hop flavors as well as a transitioning of the bready flavors to that of a more crisp cracker flavor. The hop flavors that join the initial pine flavor are as would have been anticipated from the nose, with tastes of grapefruit and grass both there. While the fruit fades after the initial taste, it makes a slight resurgence at the very end, mixing with the crisp crackery malt and rather grapefruity and piney hop taste to leave a rather sharp resinous flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A bit of a higher carbonation level as well as a lighter body may have been slightly nicer for the resinous hop flavors of the brew, but even with that said, the feel was still rather decent.

Overall – A rather nice crisp and resinous west coast style IPA at a good price and, with regards to most resinous west coast style IPA’s, it has a very modest abv. Not too bad…

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 01:34:55 | More by Darkmagus82
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cupcake24

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

04-19-2014 22:18:23 | More by cupcake24
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2014 12:18:35 | More by UltimateLivewire
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JayQue

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice light IPA. Pours a clear, bright copper/orange color with a big, slightly off white head. Good lacing on the glass and good head retention.

Aroma is good, some citrus and floral hops are recognizable/

Taste is good as well. Citrus and floral hops up front and some bready malt as a balance. This is not a West Coast hop bomb. The bitterness is quite apparent but is nicely balanced, The overall flavor is restrained and light.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter but much lighter than some IPAs. A bit high in abv for a session beer, but goes down like a sessionable beer.

Overall this is a decent IPA, worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:25:42 | More by JayQue
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-14-2014 23:54:38 | More by DerrickW
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

04-13-2014 22:44:41 | More by enelson
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-10-2014 08:16:09 | More by gtermi
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9%

04-07-2014 23:13:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Filabee

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-05-2014 03:20:54 | More by Filabee
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h-bomb

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2014 00:31:43 | More by h-bomb
Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.