Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Coppery hue with a mostly lasting frothy head and very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of resiny and piney hops, light grapefruit ester, caramel and bready malt, hint of mint and some peppery vapours as well. The taste starts mildly acidic and fruity with a fair amount of hop bitterness backed by a layer of biscuity malt. The finish is a tad chalky and a bit of hop spice. The mouth feel is lively and slightly sharp, a tad thin for the flavor profile, minerally finish. All in all a solid offering and drinkable IPA. Better than most beers from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bottle is very trippy. Amber, sweet fruit scent, diminishing in the flavor of the beer itself, hops, lemon. decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - APR 29, 2008
nice bottle . 12 ounce from Glen ville beverage. Copper color, nice head that hangs out a while. Hoppy of course, which I like inthe summer. It is alos citrusy but I had to think about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2008
12 oz bottle. Rich copper color, with an active but quickly dissipating head. Somewhat muted nose, with hints of grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweet and biscuit-y up front, with a clean and crisp finish. Not a top tier IPA, but a very good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5638) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
Reddish copper, with a decent sized white head. Actually more of an off-white, i guess. Smells a bit fruitym, then a bit hoppy. Flavor is...odd. It citrusy fruity, but the fruityness is kind of - well, my notes say like a lemon dum-dum sucker. Candyish and artificial. Then a nice sticky hop bite. Actually, despite (or becasue of) all the odd flavors, i liked this one. At the Raleigh WBF.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours a medium amber with a full head that hangs around for a few minutes. Hoopy aroma with faint evergreen hints. Of course, being an IPA, the taste is predominantly hoppy, but there is also a prominent citrus presence. It’s not bad, but it’s missing an earthy tone that I like in an IPA. Pair this brew with a seared pork tenderloin with plum sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and a spring mix salad, for a contrast of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lothore (597) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Pours a clear readdish orange hue with a nice 1.5 finger head. S- Smells hoppy, mostly grapefruit and citrusey notes. T- Taste starts out bitter and citrusey and goes downhill from there. Pretty one dimensional. The middle and the end are fairly bland. M- Fairly thin with lots of carbonation. D- Decently drinkable. I could session this but after one I wasn’t incredibly impressed. Not bad at all however nothing really stuck out to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/2 inch off white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy but not overwhelming. Taste is hoppy with a bitter bite and a bit malty. Thin on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. The body is light copper with a lightly off white head. The aroma was grapefruit with some caramel. The taste has some sweet bread crust with a toasted finish. There are hints of orange peel with the light body. It’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2008
Not bad, but a bit meh for an IPA. Orangish gold with a thick off-white head. Light hop aroma and taste, more of an amber than an IPA, really. Flavor is subtle hops over malt. Nothing remarkable, but not bad.

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