brianprentiss (699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m really surprised at the relatively low ratings on this one; it’s def. a love/hate beer - you see one 4.3 then a 2.7 - what gives. I’m actually very happy with this beer, good hoppiness but nothing to bowl you over - great balance.
BeerFanDan17 (1084) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good IPA from Abita. Very crisp hoppiness, yet very smooth. Nice strength and flavor. Bottle at Copp’s Place in New Orleans.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a amber color with off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, earth, and a weak amount of citrus hops. I don’t quite get these weak-arse IPAs. Give me some pine or citrus, but these are nothing more then a APA or a strong amber ale IMHO. Taste is the same as aroma, earthy with caramel malt and bits of citrus hops. Not horrible, but not an IPA in my book.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with a nice creamy head. Aromas of citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is of hops, grapefruit and citrus blended with caramel malts. Nice hop bitter finish. Not too overpowering but very refreshing!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like blood and hops. Looks like a mediocre amber thing. Taste is a berry-like hops with a tinge of grapefruit/banana. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, overall.
rwaldron (2) - River Ridge, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The hops flavor is just right for an IPA. I love this beer, and I think nothing else accompanies hot boiled crawfish like a Jockamo [Mardi Gras] Indian Pale Ale
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle pours cloudy bright-copper-penny color with 1 1/2 finger of frothy off-white head that lingers. Aroma is of pine, grass and sweet herbs. Front palate is warm and almost flowery with a caramel tinge. Middle palate is malty and the finish is a strong punch of hops with a clingy bitter aftertaste. Nice medium mouthfeel, an easily drinkable IPA that can be pleasingly paired with a variety of selections from chicken to spiced peel & eat shrimp or a salad with a strong dressing. This would stand up well and not overpower.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and floral. A medium to light bodied IPA. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Kind of a milder, less bitter IPA, a very muted hop profile and the flavors are kind of mild. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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