TheDutchman (19) - Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 This is what I said the first time I rated this beer. "I’m a big Abita fan but not really a big IPA fan but I thought I’d give it a shot. It poured nice and looks great but has the aroma of a Christmas Tree farm. I know that is to be expected from an IPA but this seemed overly sprucy. The flavor was like drinking pine needle soup."
Now I’m not going to go out and start chugging IPA’s but I recently thought I’d try this again because it was rated so high in Draft and it came in a party pack I had recently. I stand corrected. This is a good beer. Very similar in taste to an english bitter which I love. I really enjoyed this the 2nd time around.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice honey orange with a creamy white head. Aroma has nice candied citrus with a definite hop bitterness. Tastes of slight citrus with a definite influence of pine. Finishes bitter but overly so.
drfabulous (6181) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6467) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Arayaga2 (2080) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jrob21 (3366) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.