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RATINGS: 799   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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
On tap at Sunset Grill on multiple occasions. A very ruddy, amber-orange colored beer, with a small white head. Clear. A shot of cascade-like hoppiness is felt first in the nose, but is quickly followed and drowned out by a wallop of sweet, fat, sticky malts that are much to caramelly and syrupy for me. The flavor is surprisingly a bit more dry and allows more hoppiness, or really just mostly bitterness, but its somewhat more balanced in the flavor than in the aroma. That is, until the beer begins to warm, when toffee, caramel and unfermented sugars blast through and make an utter mess of the beer. Sharp, brutal hops and alcohol dominate the sugary finish. Medium bodied. No thanks.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (543) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
marcogrind (15) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2014
Pale copper, big foam. Nose is caramel, grassy. Taste is caramel, ripe fruits, grassy, citric. Nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2892) - 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 ’tick countries & enjoy some good beers’ tasting, Gent)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fashawn (117) - 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 è 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - 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 i’ve come to expect from abita."

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoDirection (18) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9122) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maxbier (320) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Bottle share. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and crispy. Caramel malts, little cream. Mild marmalade hops and hop spice. Touch of ripe orange. Dry finish. Okay.


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