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RATINGS: 819   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours with a modest haze with copper body and thin off white head. The aroma starts with a pulse of pine and grassy hops followed by mild somewhat muted maltiness thatís mostly bits of caramel, toffee and mild roastiness. The flavor brings forth pine hop bitterness and grassiness. Then it slowly builds into caramel and mildly roasted maltiness to and through the midway point in the experience. The hop bitterness resurges some into the finish. Nice tasting IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2989) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Not bad. Love Abita. Brings me back to my Mardi Gras days. Aroma of strong hops...mostly earthy with some pine and at times citrusy. Pour was nice enough. Dark gold with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little weak for an IPA. Strong malt backbone that hijacks the taste until a bitter hop aftertaste. This beer is clearly more about the malt than the hops. Not my style IPA, but a good stepping stone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-copper body with a medium-sized, creamy, white head. The aroma has mostly cereal grain as well as some muted orangey/apricot hops. Flavour is missing hop freshness and as such there is more biscuity grain in the front. There is also some yeastiness and alcohol warmth present. Drinkable but not all that unique.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Small gray head with decent retention and some spotty lace hanging around. Clear, copper color. Nose is lightly fruity, spicey with a slight maltiness. Body is lightly medium with a busy little carbonation level. Gentle fruity flavors, orangey, citrus and some lightly sweet malts, light honey notes. Finish is almost dry, a touch fruity with a pretty laid back hop bite. One of the better brews from Abita in awhile. An easy quaffer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Nice and bitter for sure. Havenít seen this one in NJ, but it was the first beer I had on my first visit to New Orleans, which maybe made it taste even better. Hooray local beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swanmann (661) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours rich copper color with dissipating tan head. Thereís no real lacing. Pretty good pine aroma and hints of toasted bread crust. Very intense bitter flavor but without the overhwelming citrus component. Itís got an undeniable roastyness. A nice offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2361) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2008
better than expected this brew is adequae in body and in flavor. beyond that these bottles have a flavor component that is clearly and strongly " celery seed" and what is odd about that is it seems ok! the finish is tight and the hops are appropriate - and i find them citrus and grapefruit like. tthe malt component is fairly good and this is quite an interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Pours a transparent bright copper with a large airy, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasted malt and some piny resinous hops. Body starts lightly sweet and toasty malty with some fairly fresh piny bittering and flavor hops before a crisp, drier finish. Hops arenít quite as assertive as I like in an IPA, but this oneís quite drinkable and smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1491) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Copper with a whitish head that provides a little lacing. Strong hop aromas and even distribution of hops on the palate. Some citrus, some grapefruit, some pine. Pretty straightforward profile. Slightly astringent on the finish. A good accompaniment to creole, tex-mex, spicy food.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice amber color with a frothy white head. Nose is 50/50 malt and hops. Palate is more malt than hops. Maybe Iím used to the west coast IPAs, but this one isnít as hoppy as an IPA should be. OK lacing and a slight sticky bitter aftertaste. Meh, itís probably a decent local IPA.


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