Abita Select HopGator | Abita Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
41.2%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 51 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 12-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
51
Liked:
21
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.93%
Alströms:
-
 
 
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 5
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4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettB
1.98/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

November 4th, 2013 - Abita's Hopgator is as Louisiana as you can get, in name I guess, and here I am sipping it somewhere off Bourbon St. in a bar with live jazz. It's a picturesque setting, which compensates for the patchwork sensations I get from this brew. Clear and dark golden brown, it looks almost flat, and from the calm head of the brew I get that clear, crisp mineral water smell that always reminds me of pilsners. This is a lager, true, but I expected something more distinguishing on the nose. Though I missed it there, the flavor is loud and sweet. Devoid of any hops bitterness, it's instead a candied take on the hefeweizen. Banana candy notes are overpowered by a sweet, caramel that withers the tongue and crushes the taste buds. And maybe that's why the live music is a good pairing. It's a distraction from a brew that smells like very little, and tastes like too much. Excess, it seems, is a theme here on Bourbon Street.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: first pale dopplebock I have ever tried. Pours yellow with no head or carb
S: yeasty banana is the best way I can describe
T: saison ish spice with wheat, brown sugar, banana and a distinct German malt profile
O: bright German beer that was really unique and worth a glass. I personally couldn't do much more but worth a try either way

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bulldog, Jackson, MS

A: A hazy deep orange with an off-white one finger head that slowly dissipates. Thick lacing.

S: Malts and bourbon dominate.

T: Follows nose with a sweet malty presence. Bourbon sneaks in as it warms. A soothing, warming Dubbel that drinks like an English Barleywine.

M: Medium with medium, chewy carbonation.

O: A nice surprise from Abita. I've never been let down by their Select Series. Thick, rich, sweet and malty with a bourbon kick. What's not to like?

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

On-tap 3/16/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, honey, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of caramel, honey and citrus come in. The hops presence is significant but not strong and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, slightly filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but it’s over-powered for the style.

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Abita Select HopGator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 41.2% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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