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RATINGS: 800   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (896) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $1.99 on Nov. 7, 2012). Caramel amber with two fingers of frothy white head. Good foamy retention on the sides and good on the top as well. Smelled Cascade or Columbus hops (Iím usually pretty bad at knowing which hops are which). Also got sweet floral noted and a bit of dark fruit. Some caramel late and even some rye or iced tea notes. Tasted as a toned down version of the smell. Not as much Cascade hops and got more citrus than I thought I would. Still got that sweet dark fruit taste like the smell. Some pale notes as well. Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt and slightly bitter finish. Finished this beer pretty fast, but Iím not sure what that means. Overall it was pretty good but I wasnít completely sold on the feel/palate. A couple of the ratings could have gone either way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vsmith5 (4) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Bottle; I guess Abita and I agree that all beer should have some malt flavor. I like this IPA probably because itís maltier than most IPAs. Unlike the amber though, I tire of this flavor more quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (599) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
355 ml bottle. Hazy copper with white head. Smell is hoppy pine, grapefruit and floral. Taste is very bitter with heavy grapefruit and pine. Too bitter with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
marcogrind (23) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2014
Pale copper, big foam. Nose is caramel, grassy. Taste is caramel, ripe fruits, grassy, citric. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2917) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, honey, malts and apricot. Bitter flavour, apricot, honey, light sweet. Bitter finish, light sweet, apricot. Not bad, feels a bit old but still quite a nice drink.
(From 35.5cL bottle shared @ the ítick countries & enjoy some good beersí tasting, Gent)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fashawn (130) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 11, 2014
Bella scoperta questa IPA della abita. Arancio ambrato, splendida schiuma beige lunga e duratura. Adoro le IPA, americane in Italia non sono mai fresche ma questa Ť decente. La carbonatazione ha perso un po di spinta ma al naso sento gli agrumi, tanto malto e note citriche. In Bocca invece caramello e toffee, un po di erba e sentori quasi terrosi. Finale amaro al luppolo. Buona bevuta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"really nothing to write about here. nothing stands out, good or bad, just an average ipa in just about every sense of the word...kinda what iíve come to expect from abita."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
Not bad, fair hoppy aroma. crystal cleat, good hoppy flavor and base taste decent, suprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoDirection (19) - - SEP 13, 2014
Pretty good IPA that is a bit sweet to go along with the hops. Good to try, probably wouldn't have if again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle split at GBBF í14, day 1, 12/08/14. Very lightly hazed golden amber. Nose is caramel malt, spice, orange pith, grapefruit vibes. Taste comprises toasted malt, pine cloak, grapefruit, spice, bread dough, caramel malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly skunked hop notes. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxbier (331) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Attractive copper golden with tan head. Aroma is sweet with some tropical fruits. Flavor is a bit disappointing. Sugary sweet up front some bitterness some grassy hops. Finish is a bit sweet with a hint of a corn flavor.

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