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RATINGS: 817   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
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. Iím glad I have a sixer of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2419) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Decent sized head of fine dense bubbles. Light carbonation. Nice citrusy hops aroma. Bit of pine and caramel malts also. Some vegetal notes once it warms a bit. Color is a dark orange. Roasted grains up front that mellows out to a nice malty flavor. Little bit more caramel and the citrusy hops show up late . Grapefruit rind along with some floral hops. Finishes dry and a little bitter. A decent IPA but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3916) - - FEB 1, 2008
pours a clear amber with a large frothy yellow head. pleasant orangy, citrus hop aroma. biting hops in flavor with a good bready, sticky malt backbone. your basic run of the mill ipa, maybe slightly better. nothing particularly stands out but itís definitely solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
I see reviewers that have suggested ginger, pine, juniper berry, grass, aspirin those are good calls and might add a touch of tea and faint chalkiness. The water (soft?) used may help give this a novel taste. I am surprised that I like an IPS that down plays the hops this much but must say if is a decent session brew and underated. Impressive nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1088) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Amber pour, thin yet attractive tan head. Pine and citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied. Initially there was a nice earthy malt feel to it, led to a piney hop middle and a lingering grapefruit/citrus finish. Pretty good considering Iím usually not that impressed with Abita.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Really solid with a lot of good hops going. Defintely a buy again for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2864) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2008
bottle, from Cary Wholefoods. Ok aroma, sweet, little pine, little citrus,a almond streak. Clean orange color, small head that faded quickly, little to no lacing. Bitter sweet flavor, Much more citrusy, grapefruit mainly, a kind of soapy taste too. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish, Eh, nothing to get excited about. Guess you could say easy to drink. Um , yeah, thatís what Iíll go with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Hazy copper with decent, creamy off-white head / Sweet and sour, cooked fruit and pine nose / Medium body, sweet and malty, with some creaminess and fair finish / Flavors of cooked pineapple, orange rind, and sweet toffee, with sour finish / Mediocre.

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