wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
unusual cloudy orangeish color, slight spicy aroma, flavor is ok with a strange spicy flavor. Hope its better next year
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice Aroma is a smooth, cool, malty aroma. The color is a clean, clear, reddish brown and gold around the edges, with a light tan head that quickly fades. The flavor is mostly bitter throughout, with a bite that lingers for the aftertaste, but it does have a little bit of sweetness to it and a touch of dryness to round it out. It has a little bit of fizziness that gives it some body to compliment the slick texture. Overall, I like it, but it doesnít do much to distinguish itself in a stacked category.
teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - FEB 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Why did Abita feel they had to brew an IPA? Thereís too many of those kinds of beer on the shelves. Iím a malt head and Iím proud of it. I donít hate hops, but I canít stand it when a beer is just over-hopped to the point of it being undrinkable.
vodka4blood (50) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wise person once remarked that "Looks can be deceiving". The good news: this beer tastes almost exactly like what a watered-down Belhaven would taste like. The bad news: this beer tastes almost exactly like what a watered-down Belhaven would taste like.
Kco (49) - USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber color, week head minimal lacing. Good balance of hops and malt. Crisp clean finish.
LAboozehound (47) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - NOV 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a flavor more like Newcastle than anything else, but a touch lighter. Makes for a great Christmas beer, as it should. A nice change from the Fall Fest.
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
looks good, tastes bland. Not that disappointing considering I havenít loved much from Abita... Beer of the Month.
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2002, Spiced aroma and clear appearance. Slightly spicy in taste but not bitter. A bit sweet up front but odd aftertaste.
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice medium brown, long lasting head. Reddish brown color. Light malty aroma. Subtle maltiness. Smooth drinking.
zestytaco (34) - Niceville, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a reddish brown with a very small white head that dissipates quickly. Mild aroma of hops and a kind of sour funk. The taste has a sharp bitterness up front along with that weird funk from from the smell. Fades to a very slight toasted malt flavor. I canít say I enjoyed this offering very much. The flavors just did not play well together.