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RATINGS: 803   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2220) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (73) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1512) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4968) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Draft - Sweet grapefruit and caramel. Clear gold with a rich beige head. Lots of candy caramel with a piney, grapefruit and a balanced bitterness. Nice but a bit on the sweet side.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (401) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Tap room, pours light copper with white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, resin, and nut. Taste is caramel, pine, nut, light grainy. Medium light body with a dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2014
This is a great IPA! I loved it’s aroma and light caramel appearance. Is a very good hoppy IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Copper with medium off white head. Aroma of resinous hops, caramel, and some malt sweetness. Light body, with a thin malt body, strong caramel, and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Dark amber. Light tan to orange head. Hop nose. Mostly malt and caramel aroma. Some hop, grapefruit. Bitter. Sweet. Too malty for an IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (311) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark amber. Good amount of off white head that lasts. Aroma is caramel malts, honey and grass. Not much hop aroma. Taste is caramel malts, some grass and pine. Mild bitterness. Palate is medium body, medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, just not very hoppy for an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2014
Clear brilliant amber with a foamy pillowy off-ivory head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy candy like, with some grapefruity zest and orange pulp, a touch of slightly vegetal pine, leads of caramel, and a earthy floral resin. Lovely smelling IPA. Unfortunately the taste falls a bit short. Nothing bad, just kinda ’meh’ with an odd creaminess at the start. Has some pine and floral resin with a bit of malty caramel and grapefruity undertones, but it’s just got this weird lightness about it I can’t explain. Pity.


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