DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. twist-top from Sam’s Wines. A rich copper body with a fluffy light tan IPA head. Smell shows hop resins, malt smell that suggests this somehow was roasted darker than it appears. Some kind of cereal in the smell, or unroasted barley. Tastes nice. Malts tend more toward a nut brown ale, which would favor the American Pale Ale more, but no, the hops stay closer to the English iteration. In fact, despite a nice pepper, floral and grassy hop note, with a touch of pine, it still stands back for the beer’s full roast malt. Whatever else, it’s just very nice drinking.
Vir4030 (530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent cask at iron horse. Nice citra aroma but a bit too earthy for my tastes. I give this beer 1.2 thumbs up.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/X/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1187) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear red amber beer, creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, sweet, caramel, malts, honey, bit oxidized, sweet, some raisins. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, very malty, caramel, nice bitterness, fruity, honey, caramel, sweet, bit hoppy.
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger copper head, copper color, clear, ok lacing. Aroma: heavy caramel, grass hops. Palate: medium-light body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky and also slightly thin texture. Taste: heavy caramel sweetness, into light grassy hops that grows and becomes more bitter. Overall, nothing special, thinness is off, and transition form sweet to bitter is not smooth.
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; I guess Abita and I agree that all beer should have some malt flavor. I like this IPA probably because it’s maltier than most IPAs. Unlike the amber though, I tire of this flavor more quickly.
ramboraffe (720) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
marcogrind (53) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale copper, big foam. Nose is caramel, grassy. Taste is caramel, ripe fruits, grassy, citric. Nothing special.
Martinus (3051) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
Fashawn (180) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"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."
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, fair hoppy aroma. crystal cleat, good hoppy flavor and base taste decent, suprised.