Wrought Iron IPA | Abita Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Abita Wrought Iron IPA embodies the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. This india pale ale is forged with the intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic Hops. Brewed with pale ale malt for a golden color as bright as iron from a fiery forge.

Added by jhartley on 08-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,738
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
834
pDev:
10.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottyB515
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brief impression from a bottle:

Apollo hops are dominant, imparting lofty bitterness and some mild hop oil flavour as well as herbaceous cannabis. Pale malt and some other heftier malt (I think crystal?) anchor it. Balance isn't quite dialed in and Mosaic hops are poorly showcased.

Drinkable but underwhelming. More mediocrity from Abita.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SolarPower36
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcotom
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a stemless wine glass. Hazy, golden copper color, with an aggressive pour yielding a dense, two-finger white head that eventually settled to a decent cap. Big aromas and flavors of light caramel and toffee, pine and pine resin, tropical fruit, and grapefruit, all with a very nice floral undertone. Medium mouthfeel, quite bitter, with a rather dry finish. There is a touch of astringence on the back end, with some lingering, resiny bitterness. Overall, this is a very good beer with an interesting hop profile.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold/copper, head is light tan with fine, frothy bubbles that present deep with 2 inches of head, which then dissipates to top and some lacing on the glass.

Smell has some toasty malt, then the hops kick in with light grapefruit and other citrus like notes, some herbal notes as well.

Taste has a bit more bitterness than aroma - toasty malt is evident, maybe some biscuit, grapefruit/citrus hops, light herbal notes.

Mouthfeel is bitter, a bit strong and biting on the tongue for the lower level flavors and hop notes.

Overall a decent IPA, as some indicate this is probably fairly good really fresh but loses its quality with age quickly.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice and refreshing IPA - always been meaning to try more of Abita’s offerings. Nice golden color, slightly hazy with mild head. Smells nicely of hops, more citrus than floral. Tastes of great citrus hops, again a little less floral hops. Mild bitterness is well balanced by the sweet malt. Thin mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation throughout. Very easy to drink and no unpleasant bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of EricCFrantz
2.03/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information available.
A: Pours a light copper color with exuberant, one inch light tan head formation, solid solid retention, rings of lacing all the way down the glass.
S: Aromas of berries, particularly straw- and black really strong with, Twizzle Stix and caramel malt evident.
T: Caramel malt up front with some berry flavor in the background. Strong bitterness, perhaps more consistent with a WCAIPA.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium to strong carbonation.
O: Surprised by the bouquet. Really an interesting AIPA.

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Photo of JmpJckFlsh
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of safaricook
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Showcasing modern tropical hops. This quenches my thirst perfectly after business meeting and 3 hour flight to New Orleans. also nice malt backbone/sweetness to balance bitter assault.

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Photo of shivtim
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - cloudy amber, frothy thick head, good lacing

Smell - mango dominates the nose, ripe fruits muddles throuought

Taste - mango plays center stage, tart citrus dances in the backgrounds and lingers

Feel - feels full, thick, viscous, like gnawing a fresh fruit

Overall - exemplary fruity IPA

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Photo of willcull78
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CIBoy10
2.92/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rmiles
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good not great.

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Photo of ehmdubya
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Wrought Iron IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 834 ratings