michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, resin, and grapefruit. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Medium to heavily bitter flavor. Tastes of resinous hops, ginger, and pine. Medium body. Chalky, tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter, hoppy finish.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - Aroma of caramel, pine and earty hops. Pours transparent copper with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is medicinal pine hops, caramel malt, rusty water with a very bitter finish. Palate is tart and sticky. Overall it’s pretty unbalanced and not too good.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours beautifully. Foggy orange copper with a smaller creme head. Hope it tastes as good as it looks. Nose is a bit mild, but decently hoppy with a citric tone to it. Seems a bit unbalanced. Flavor is nice. Smooth hoppy edge with noticeable citrus. Feel has a decent liquid thing going on and the carbonation is a bit low, but smooth and feels good. Overall I have to say this is the most interesting thing I have had from Abita to date. I think this is the first time I have felt they have attempted at pushing the envelope.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body, small white head, caramel nose. Estery flavors with some spicy hops (Fuggles?) and caramel but somewhat weak tasting overall.
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Oak Tree. Pours a thin clear reddish copper color with an average size fluffy white head. Initial aroma had a burst of citrus hops and caramel. After the initial burst the aroma fades and is much more subdued and not in a good way. Body is thin and watery with lots of fizzy carbonation that feels pumped in. Flavor it’s, uhm well it’s sort of like, you see, it kind of reminds me of. Flat out if this is an IPA then the flavor SUCKS!! The commercial description might as well read "Looking for flavor in Jockamo IPA on Mardi Gras Day is a tradition for many New Orleans families".
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper, with a sizzling, short-lived white head. OK nose, slightly sweet with a slight bit of kumquat and some musty grain. Decent flavor, somewhat orangey, a bit floral, medium bitterness. Surprisingly good coming from Abita.
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear orange color with a large sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, and caramel. Thinner body. Very light bitter with a medium sweet finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle drank on Fat Tuesday. Golden with a dense head. Aroma is perfumy hops with just a faint maltiness. Surprisingly the big bubbled head sticks around for a few minutes. Flavor is on the sweet side, almost candyish. Balanced.
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep copper with off-white head. The aroma is heavy hops, some fruity berry notes, caramel malt, and honey. The flavor is on the bitter side, with plenty of hops, and some interlaced fruit flavors. This reminds me a lot of Roxy Rolles. MY only beef is that the malt seems to fall out late and be overwhelmed by the hops, but that is a minor beef. I’m glad I have a sixer of this one.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 bottle. pours red orange with a moderate off white head. some light pine aroma. taste is resinous hops, caramel, a nice malt backbone, and a solid bitter. reminds me of SN celebration but a touch less sweet. this is what i like in an ipa. not too floral, but with a solid resin bite. definitely the best of the abitas i have tried so far.