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RATINGS: 782   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Prob best beer I had in New Orleans. Not overly hop bitter - a dainty, delicate copper color lends itself to a fairly malty character. Very balanced, drinkable, flavorful, and underrated in my opinion. The flavor profile and palate is a complete clone of Ballast Point Big Eye (maybe just a notch worse)... def better than 3.2.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Pretty light, fruity aroma of peaches and some citrus. Lightly bitter flavor, orange rind mostly. Somewhat short finish, especially for an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours peachy with foaming head that dissapears. A bit of hop aroma. Some fruity citrus hop taste at first, and then watered down. Drinkable stuff. Serviceable IPA.Recently found at Premiere Gourmet. Strong carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle thanks to Hopdog! Poured a nice hazy orange/amber with nice off-white head, good retention. Aroma of some slight grapefruitish citris. Flavor is semi-sweet, hoppy citris and hoppy bitter. Palate is medium carb, medium-full body. Nice balanced beer....This would rate a seconf up to a begginner IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cush (2) - USA - MAY 15, 2008 does not count
Slightly above average for my IPA needs. Good hop flavor, aroma could be better. Rather sweet finish leavs me craving more hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkBarnes (375) - Waterville, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2008
May 14, 2008; 12 oz. bottle. My first Abita brew. Yeasty & vaguely floral aroma. A malty, spicy IPA at first swig, nicely balanced by remarkable long-lived hop bitterness. Flavor has a cinnamon note in there somewhere. Zesty & fun, but not as full-flavored as the best of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3146) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 14, 2008
12oz Bottle. Noses a really soft, subtle caramel and hops. Faint malt. Some distant yeast aromas. Should have much more aroma, especially at this temperature. Pours a crystal clear orange-amber, with a well-sustaining soapy off-white head. Flavor comes as a surprise. A thin metallic bitterness, some washed out Crystal malt, a bit of pine needle and lemon rind. Light. Fresh. Flavors are just too meek and mild. Hops are mostly as bitterness, not flavor and the malt has too much Crystal in it for my palate. Some celery seed develops on the back end. Yeast delivery is clean, but then it is filtered so let’s hope that’s the case. Meh. My first Louisiana beer, though. Thanks Sean!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Clean fresh citrus hop aroma,sweet malt hinted in background,taste seems perfectly balanced in that neither hop or malt come to the forefront,bittering hops eventually take a stand,very refreshing, thanks LtJudge

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Crystal clear amber with a light tan head. Subtle aroma is spicy, floral hops with some spruce sap and a watermelon/bubblegum sweetness. Medium body and smooth. Taste is subtle floral hops with some caramel sweetness. Nicely bitter to finish. Reminds me of some early Pac NW Pale Ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 04/06/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head, specks of lace,
Aroma: big fresh floral and citrus hop aroma on dark caramel malt,
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, good caramel backbone adds needed sweetness, light bitterness, long bitter finish,
-------- /> Date: 05/16/2008
Mode: draft
Source: ww

a really fine and drinkable IPA

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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