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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The newest Abita brew takes its name and inspiration from the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. Looking for Indians on Mardi Gras Day is a tradition for many New Orleans families. A cultural phenomenon familiar to residents of the Crescent City, the Mardi Gras Indians are not well known to outsiders and Abita is proud to help share their story with the world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1347) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from Breeze Thru with a best by 7/20/2014 date. Pours an amber orange with many fine bubbles and a cakey yellow-ish head. Lotta streaky lacing. Aroma has sour fruits, stone fruits, bread and some floral hops. Later down in the glass, some light pine and some biscuity malts show up. Taste is of sweet fruits, spicy pine, some tangy herbalness, some lemon and some toffee. A bit rough. Medium bodied and fairly highly carbonated. Finishes with a muddle of bitter and sweet. Very little clean about this one. 12.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of JT. Pours a a hazy copper with a medium to small light cream colored head. Aroma of faint toffee and mild citrus. Taste of mild citrus, faint hops and hints of caramel malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1742) - - JUN 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-13-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a golden –orange color with a two finger off white-orange tinted head. The head has very nice retention, but eventually fades leaving light lacing. Smell – A sweet fruity and malty aroma of bread and citrus hop are the base of the smell. The citrus is of both tangerine sweet as well as some grapefruit notes. Behind these aromas is a lighter pine aroma and a little bit of caramel. Overall quite a nice smell. Taste – The taste follows the nose well. A malty sweetness with caramel and bready flavors start out the taste. These are soon meet with a citrus tangerine flavor. Toward the middle of the taste it bitters more as tastes of pine work their way to the forefront. This pine, in the end, mixed with a light grapefruit and earthy hop to finish off the taste, leaving a rather odd bitterness on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is just above normal with a just below average level of carbonation. It is fitting for the style, although a little more body and a little higher carbonation may suit respectively the sweet malt and bitter citrus a little better. Overall – Not a bad IPA, but not the greatest either. It had a very nice aroma and the taste starts out good, but at the end the hop flavors don’t seem to go tougher too well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1513) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle: cloudy dark copper color with a small white head. Musty hop aroma with a solid IPA bitter flavor and aftertaste. Full body. Not bad for an evening In New Orleans

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (221) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pleasant. Drinkable. A little sweet for an IPA. Not as good as the Abita spring seasonal Spring IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2116) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a medium amber, with an off-white head. Resiny, quite hoppy aroma, caramel, spruce, orange peel. Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, caramel, spruce, grapefruit peel, earth, mango. Quite watery for an IPA, but on the other hand quite sessionable. (2014-01-31)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavethaHeel (3) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
Love this beer it is my go to IPA. I consider myself a bit of a Abita Mark and love almost all of their products. It’s smooth with a perfect citrus hop medium. If you are a hopaholic like me this isn’t gonna be the one for you...but if you like to kick back and enjoy a very smooth IPA that is well made and at a great price I would argue this is hard to beat. RTR

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2176) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper-amber pour leading up to a tremendous off-white head that lingers and laced. That is its best feature. The nose is of caramel malts and an earthy hop character but for the type of American IPA I am used to, the hop character is far more muted and laid back. Smooth, medium body. Caramel roasted malts kick in on the first sip with the mild hop bitterness playing up on the end. But there is nothing dramatic about it. Balanced? Yes. But not overwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (71) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Mellow hops aroma. Caramel in color. Lots of tiny bubbles, almost like foam, forms in your mouth on the swig. Slightly bitter then then warms up to a sweet taste that calms on the palate. Very easy drinking IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1430) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
This one pours a nice golden color. Notes of citrus, pine, and sweetness on the nose; follow onto the palate. This is a little sweeter than most IPAs I’ve had, but not in a bad way. It works for this beer.

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