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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkBarnes (404) - 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 (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 letís hope thatís 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 (6608) - 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 (10884) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2008
12 oz bottle pours a clear orange. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruitty hops. Flavor of citrus hops, caramel and toasty malts

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (4074) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Really drunk. Long night. Light amber color. Foamy off white color head. mostly malty nose with some hop notes in nose. Flavor profile continues the sweet malt notes. Some orange, grapefruit, caramel sweetness, and lightly toasted white bread. Not what I expect from IPA, but a tasty brew none the less.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1628) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Nice hoppy aroma. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a thin white head. Nice caramel malts to start with, then a bit of bitterness to balance it out. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 Cask at Barcade. Deep orange beer, cloudy/hazy. Aroma is loaded with rich orange/tangerine over a soft bready maltiness. Flavour is very hoppy and rich but not all that bitter. Soft pine and grapefruit. Balanced and quite tasty. Very delicious... just what the doctor ordered. 12 oz bottle. Deep amber beer, off-white head. Very cloudy. Aroma is quite lovely, sweet orange peel, grapefruit and a nice soft caramelly malt base. Flavour is well-balanced with a light lingering breadiness on the back. Moderate bitterness and a lingering piny finish. Nice beer, especially from these guys. 8 4 7 3 14

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcc5468 (121) - USA - MAY 2, 2008
Poured a rich copper color with a nice head. Aroma was great - very nice citrus smell. The taste was disapointing. The color, head, and aroma gave me high hopes but the taste didnít follow in line. I was expecting more hops but they just werenít there. In the end I would classify it as an average IPA.


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