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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2008
12oz bottle. Standard fare IPA aroma of caramel malt and citrus zest hops with a touch of pine. This one’s heavier on the bitter orange peel. Pours bright clear copper. Balanced caramel bready malt and bright hops on the tongue. Nothing too spectacular, but fairly well put together for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2606) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Draft at the Taco Mac in Decatur. Amber/copper color with a decent creamy off white head. Big grapefruit and citrus peel flavor. Nice malt body. Aromas of citrus and hops again. Decent IPA for some serious hop heads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6200) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine and lemon. Medium body. Flavor starts with pine and caramel and ends on a bitter citrus note. Pretty good actually.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (734) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Only a slight aroma coming through for an IPA. Flavor is slightly malty and no real hop presence. I guess it is because I am near the west coast but this does not seem like an IPA to me (maybe an english version). Oh, well not a bad beer in all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4124) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Mild piny turpentine aroma. Yellow brown orange with a slight haze. Thin squeamish creamish head. Tastes like fresh ground up sappy pine cones and green grapefruits. . Bitter medicine. Finish that lasts for what seems forever. Just as offensive as any IPA and borders on IIPA territory. Very impressive for Abita. Has legs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinheart (63) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle into Tulip glass. Pours a goldish brown-orange with a almost white head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma is a very enjoyable citrus with orange and maybe some lemon detected. Flavor is very hoppy, not enough of the citrus from the aroma, unfortunately, as that promised a balance of fruit and bitter. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant taste. The palate was a lingering hoppish bitterness, maybe slightly sour because something didn’t sit quite right for a little bit after finishing the bottle (this is consistent with the first bottle I had). Seems slightly oily, too. Overall, much better balance compared to many of the hopped up IPA’s thoughtlessly tossed at the marketplace. This one proves that hops needn’t and shouldn’t be the one factor considered when brewing an "extreme" American-style IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drpimento (2271) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Poured with a nice foamy head and lots of lace. Good rich amber color. Good hoppy malty nose. Flavor is very tasty and not fruity. Very nice body. Drinkable beer. Kind of a strange flat finish though. Would have rated it better except for that. This one I’m having at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse where it just came in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2008
shared by Dickinsonber. Amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma: of light citrus, flowers, and light pale malts. Taste is pretty simple- citrus hops, light floral notes, with a light to medium sweet pale malt body. Bitterness is moderate. Not too bad, thanks Paul.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12oz bottle from Degarth. Dark amber boddy, stout off white head that has great retention and some excellent lacing. This thing is a monster, very dense and well formed. Caramel malts, Starburst, perfume hops and soap on the nose. Tastes very similar, artificial citrus candy and caramel malts being the stars, with the hops being a secondary force. Bitterness picks up throughout, but it’s never overly apparent or forward. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. Finish is lengthy, citrus fruits, perfume hops and at the end some astringency and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle - Copper / orange color with white head. Hoppy nose with notes of floral citrus and grain. Flavors of citrus, more hops flavor than malted grain (like lemon grass), but still the grain is subtuly in there. Good hoppy finish - decent IPA. Goes great with spicy jambalaya or crawfish.

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