Andygator | Abita Brewing Co.

AndygatorAndygator
BA SCORE
3.55/5
1,620 Ratings
AndygatorAndygator
BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Andygator, a creature of the swamp, is a unique high-gravity brew made with pale malt, German lager yeast, and German Perle hops. Unlike other high-gravity brews, Andygator is fermented to a dry finish with a slightly sweet flavor and subtle fruit aroma. Reaching an alcohol strength of 8% by volume, it is a Helles Dopplebock.

25 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,330
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,620
pDev:
16.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
428
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,620 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of MJ64
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopmashian
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lelampp
2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jettjon
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear golden orange with little precipitating carbonation. Vigorous pour produces nice thick head with sticky lacing and nice clumpy head. (Less vigorous pour leaves an anemic head with thin collar and scattered cap.) Nose of sweet malts and vague fruit-like character. Malt forward in the mouth with lightly tart hoppy finish. Good in mouth; crispiness belies the lack of apparent carbonation. Smooth and slightly chewy. Is this a doppelbock? Perhaps. Whatever it is, it's certainly a fine beer though nothing incredible. Would try again.

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Photo of woggydoggy
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmhoward03
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It didn't look like a dopplebock, more like a regular Hellas. Was a tasty beer though.

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hippoagain
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer in the summer

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Photo of SackBlabbath
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of magpieken
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Pale gold colour, decent slightly off-white head which reduced to a ring, traces of lacing. Very gentle aroma, honeydew? Lightly sweet taste. Medium-full body. Smooth, slick texture. Fizzy carbonation and a little alcohol warmth. Not as assertive as your typical Doppelbock but decent enough in its own right. 6.

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Photo of Nolo
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bali_hi
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of andygator beer drank

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Photo of Jpw011
4.94/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great tasting IPA from my favorite brewery!

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Modernrickk
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mahaanand
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seabeetastetest
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not the best beer but my personal fav.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TastyAdventure
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good stuff. Sweet malty profile, without being cloying, heavy, or otherwise unapproachable. A very nice pale version of a doppelbock. A slightly crisp finish in taste, but a medium-heavy body that is fulfilling and rich. not much on the smell, but i never get much nose on lagers anyway. Alcohol completely hidden, and the 25 IBUs balance it nicely. I may want to brew something like this!

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Andygator from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1,620 ratings
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