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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 (1082) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, touch of toasted malts. Flavor was light fruity notes, malts. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2015
This is truly awful. Pure malt bomb, overly sweet, what in the world? Why even put this out in the current beer market?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Pours a light amber-orange. Has a malty aroma with citrua. Taste is very malty with fruits and caramel and some light citrus hops. Lingering malty taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Amber pour from a 12oz glass. Slight white head. Malty nose. Malty taste with a slight hop character and bitter finish. A mild IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, thick, fluffy, half-way lasting, fairly lacing, white head. Biscuity, nuttily, malty aroma, citrusy, floral, hoppy overtones. a touch of resin and orange. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, dry hoppy overtones, hints of orange. Anaemic IPA overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4299) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 100415. While this is only my 7th beer from Abita Brewing Company it is one of the best, only behind Turbodog. Poured with a very deep yet even layer of foam and a vibrant orange colour. Aromas exude pine needles and fresh picked citrus. In the mouth the beer is full bodied with the flavours hitting all parts of the mouth and staying around long after the beer has gone. Good balance of hops and malt , not too hoppy. Big thick finish with a slight sweet stickiness and no bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Abita variety 12 pack bought at Jeffís Marathon, tasted on April 3, 2015. Cloudy amber color, pleasant aroma with citrus and tropical fruit dominating, well integrated flavors with prominent tropical fruit character. Hops presence could be bigger but this is still a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1151) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 From a 355ml bottle on 3/4/2015. Pours a very dark golden with a small to medium head. The aroma is a balance of caramel malt and fruity hops. Flavour wise, itís more on the malty side, with carmel and toffee notes prominent, though thereís a bit of citrus fruit sweetness in the background. The bitterness is moderate and lacks the usual grapefruit/resin character typical of US style IPAs. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Okay but mediocre for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hawthorne00 (2818) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle, bb 11/15. Amber with an inch of white head that lasts well. Aroma of bitter oranges, caramel, diesel, pine, some odd notes that are kind of like the meaty end of tropical fruits. Sweet with toffee, some more of those fetid fruit notes, pine, Moderate bitterness struggles to get through the sweetness. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
iamwired (6) - Avenel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
Got in bottle. Stink of a hop note. More caramel than a flower scent. Also more caramel then hop bitterness. Not as easy drinking as previous Abita beers Iíve had. May be more appealing on tap. Had high hopes but let down in the end.

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