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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,769
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
848
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
381
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 848 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BFCarr
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Smell has a grassy funk that is not to my liking as does the taste. Bottle has best by date that's over a month from now but no brew date so not sure if how fresh it is. I don't think it's spoiled I just don't like the taste or smell.

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

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

Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaten454
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThePold
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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.

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

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | 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 848 ratings