Big Easy IPA
Abita Brewing Co.

Big Easy IPABig Easy IPA
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From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,935
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #28,334
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 11.08%
Ratings:
281
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 25, 2022
Added:
Mar 04, 2016
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  92
SCORE
80
Good
Big Easy IPABig Easy IPA
Notes: The hop flavor's big, but like life in New Orleans, we're taking it easy. Big Easy IPA is brewed with lemon peels and dry hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe for a hoppy aroma of citrus, fruit and pine. Easy to drink and just right for long hot days, steamy nights, parades, or a day on the river with friends.
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3.34 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jan 25, 2022
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3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a pale amber yellowish gold with frothy white head.

Fresh lemony citrus and pine with a nice floral bouquet.

Bitter lemon dominates with some pine and floral notes. Leans heavy towards bitter.

Nov 11, 2021
 
2.95 by pidus from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2021
 
3.78 by Elemental19xx from Illinois on Apr 08, 2021
 
3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia on Jan 31, 2021
 
3.63 by SFC21 from Florida on Jan 30, 2021
 
3.83 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Oct 23, 2020
 
3.98 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Jun 22, 2020
 
3.81 by mg97 from Mississippi on Apr 13, 2020
 
2.9 by Wellgoose12 from New York on Mar 29, 2020
 
3 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Feb 13, 2020
 
3.86 by SicemWT from Texas on Feb 05, 2020
 
 
3.81 by craigbelly from Iowa on Dec 29, 2019
 
3.76 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 19, 2019
 
3.34 by z_21 from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2019
 
3.53 by grahuba from Connecticut on Oct 21, 2019
 
3.75 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana on Oct 18, 2019
 
3.13 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Jun 27, 2019
 
3.44 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2019
 
3.75 by muchos from Pennsylvania on Jun 06, 2019
 
3.13 by Rsides from Tennessee on Apr 19, 2019
 
3.34 by timmy2b from New York on Feb 24, 2019
 
3.84 by coopdog1000 from Florida on Feb 24, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by detgfrsh from Texas

On tap. Light amber color with white head. Smells of lemon and floral hops. Lighter body. Fairly mild citrus taste, not as bitter as a typical IPA. Refreshing, drinkable, but more comparable to what other breweries call their session IPAs.

Jan 25, 2019
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3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia

H37

Jan 20, 2019
 
3.6 by godawgs from Louisiana on Dec 25, 2018
 
3.69 by kbrown from Ohio on Nov 23, 2018
 
3.56 by cmsfish from Minnesota on Nov 21, 2018
 
3.55 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Nov 20, 2018
 
4.7 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Nov 13, 2018
 
3.37 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Nov 11, 2018
 
3.34 by Mdez from Virginia on Oct 17, 2018
 
3.35 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 09, 2018
 
3.27 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 03, 2018
 
4 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Jul 14, 2018
 
3.32 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on Jul 09, 2018
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3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Bottle:

Grassy, floral, slightly resinous.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
08/08/19 bottle:

Floral and a bit oniony, emphasizing some Centennial and Simcoe but not much of the Cascade or Amarillo (to its detriment). Balanced but not as pungent hopwise as would be ideal.

Drinkable albeit forgettable. I wouldn't knowingly buy it again with the myriad superior expressions of the style out there available at the same price.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

***
12/04/20 bottle free from work:

Doesn't excel at showcasing its hop varietals well, but it's not a bad brew by any stretch. Amarillo (my favourite hop) in particular is wasted, but I do get some decent (though subpar in comparison to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale) Cascade hop character. No pine from Centennial, no onion from Simcoe.

Decent but not standout.

C / AVERAGE

Jun 24, 2018
 
3.53 by DrBass from Maryland on May 25, 2018
 
3.75 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 19, 2018
Big Easy IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 281 ratings