Spring IPA | Abita Brewing Co.

Spring IPASpring IPA
BA SCORE
3.64/5
375 Ratings
Spring IPASpring IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 02-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,178
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
375
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let's drink a Spring IPA by Abita, already. 6.2% Alc. by vol.

Clear, bright golden coloring. Slim white head.

Aroma: tropical and citric fruit notes, mild bitterness. Pleasingly hoppy.

Taste: Smooth and approachable. Easy-going entrance on the palate, very mild hop presence. This feels like a pale ale that they want to call an IPA because that's the way the wind blows in the craft beer world these days. It's a pleasant pale ale that lacks any aggressive hop attack that you'd expect from an IPA. But, as you know, if it's called an IPA people will buy it.

this is a tasty enough beer, but it shouldn't be called an IPA if it isn't one.

Hey, let's read some back label gobbledygook: "Spring India Pale Ale is a West Coast-style IPA with an up-front intense hop flavor and aroma. Amarillo and Centennial hops give the brew a rich and resinous flavor of citrus and spice. This bright pale ale has a malt sweetness that will give way to a pleasant bitter." (Pleasant bitter what?)

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Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tip-toe throgh the tulips! Floral comes right out and had me going for the Flonase. After warming a bit, the hop bitterness comes out. Not what I would call a west coast IPA. Nice and drinkable and glad to try one but there are better.

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Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boogerisu
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUTINY
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seriously like walking through a flowery meadow come springtime.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was actually a really good IPA. Nice floral, light hop notes with a nice mild malt backbone. This is pretty refreshing for a 6%+ ABV beer.

My only complaint is the same one I have with every Abita beer, it just seems to have a weirdly thin and watery mouth feel. The body on it is thinner than any beer I have ever had. If they could fix this, they may have some show stoppers on their hands.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harsley
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrfrancis
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a mountainous, thick whitish head.

S: Malty aromas of brown sugar, caramel, cream, biscuits, honey, and nougat are first to make themselves known, but are soon complimented by aromas of tangerine, peach, navel orange, red grapefruit, herbs, grass, and pine from the hops.

T: Mild notes of grass, pine, herbs, dried flowers, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, tangerine, navel orange, cream, caramel, honey, brown sugar, and biscuit wash across the palate. The finish presents a surprising mixture of herb, grass, honey, cream, biscuit, lemon, and navel orange flavors.

M: Very slight for the style. The texture in the mouth is slick and slightly watery. The carbonation is too unobtrusive for an IPA. This ale feels kind of underpowered. My usual complaint of Abita's products holds true with this one: the body is far too thin and needs to be beefed up considerably.

O: This one is not that bad overall. It is, however, a little on the bland side compared to many other IPAs that are currently available, and it is also somewhat sweeter than one would expect an ale of this style to be. On the flip side, it is accessible and the flavors it does manage to showcase are unique. It's kind of a mixed bag, but I would still hesitantly recommend it to those looking for a new IPA experience.

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Photo of B_B
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of joe12pk
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeThumel
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joerzll
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ64
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeyLegend
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose pine, citrus, floral, soapy, earthy. Taste citrus, slight resin, pine, sap, grass, floral, dank hops, hint of spice.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Swimcoach12
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruss004
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Spring IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 375 ratings
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