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RATINGS: 825   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (4912) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2008
Slightly better than expected. Bit of hops. Little bit of taste. Not much else. I guess it could be a fall back beer for this lame city.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
Ithought this to be a solid yet unremarkable IPA; I wouldn’t travel great distance to find it, but it was the best locally-brewed I’ve had in Louisiana, which given my limited exposure is not saying all that much. Appearance was a hazy beige, yet the body still had a brilliant appearance despite the haze. Aroma was somewhat hoppy and lightly citrus-y. Flavor was more hop with a touch of citrus, but also revealed a sturdy malt backbone and some rye-beer-like flavor and rough texture. Mouthfeel was generally OK but unremarkable. I would recommend this beer, which I had from a battle at the New Orleans d.b.a.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a large caramel head. The aroma was lightly sweet, fruity and resiny. The flavor was bitter grapefruit with a mild dry malt base. The finish was bitter floral hops. Too dry for my taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Filtered reddish orange with minimal white head. Faint floral sweet hop aroma. Taste is light and regularly hoppy for style. It is middling at best. $2/12 oz

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Haslinger (876) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
I’m not sure if it is just my bottle but this beer has the distinct taste of how a closet with a garbage can in it smells. I hope this is not how the beer is supposed to taste. Would not buy again

3.2
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2934) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7083) - San Diego, California, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highibus (755) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4617) - 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!


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