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RATINGS: 789   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
This poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma is mild with some citrus mainly grapefruit and a hint of perfume. The flavor is not exactly bursting with flavor. Mild citrus notes and slightly hoppy. Overall a pretty weak IPA but ok for some session drinking anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2008
dark yellow color. slight smell of hops with a slight taste of it as well. this would be a good starter ipa. very weak but it still has a hop base

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blklab2007 (1951) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2008
bottle poured an amber in color with a one finger off white head that fell quickly. light carbonation is visible and the aromas are of piny hops, citrus, and caramel. aroma is on the dull side. flavor has some resinous bite, pine, malt, and light citrus peel. mouth feel is medium light with fairly hefty carbonation. good mid range ipa. but not as thrilling as i had visioned.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Bottle that releases a transparent copper body with a foamy one-finger head. Aromas are crisp and hoppy... pine and citrus. That said, the flavor is fairly weak... there is obviously some alcohol present as it leaves a bit of warmth, and itís not like it comes off as watery... but it just doesnít seem like the flavor volume is turned up far enough. Maybe the hops in the aroma (pine and citrus) donít match the peppery hops presence that Iím tasting and my mind is short circuiting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6112) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
12-oz. Thanks, Skoi! Not too much happening here, really. Mild nose of light earthy pine and some sweaty butter. Lightish, somewhat fizzy body with more of the pine, earth, and butteriness. Not much finish. In addition to the diacetyl issue, thereís a very definitely timid recipe happening here. Not much of a beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Nice caramally orange pour, good head, firm lacing. Very roasty, mild citrus aroma. Very roasty flavors, mild vanilla, mild bitter. This seams a little out of style for me, howevber it is very drinkable. Body is very creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Aroma is very sweet with some roasted malt notes. Color is a deep brown with some orange peaking through. Sweet honey and roasted character in the start and a bit of spicy hoppiness in the finish. Nice full creamy body. Good IPA overall, not very hoppy for the style though.

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 (8566) - 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.


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