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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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Spring IPA (March-May) is a West Coast-style IPA with an up-front intense hop flavor and aroma. Amarillo and Centennial hops give the brew a rich and resinous flavor of citrus and spice. This bright pale ale has a malt sweetness that will give way to a pleasant bitter. It pairs well with Mexican or spicy Szechwan Chinese food. Spring IPA is a nice accompaniment for cheeses with strong flavors, like sharp cheddar or goat cheese.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pastymc (24) - Niscemi, ITALY - MAY 27, 2015
Bottiglia da 355ml Colore oro intenso, tendente all’arancio con schiuma compatta, bianca, poco persistente. Gli aromi di luppolo spiccano al naso, floreali ed agrumati ai quali segue la generosa speziatura del lievito, che cede alla fine a sentori maltati e di caramello. In bocca entra molto, troppo leggera rispetto alle aspettative che offre all’olfatto: le note resinose ed agrumate del luppolo cedono subito ad un leggerissimo dolciastro maltato. Poi, pressoché, il nulla. Il palato si porta dietro(in maniera piuttosto blanda) un-tutto sommato- piacevole amaro. Corpo medio; carbonazione vivace che la rende secca e beverina. Birra che parte molto bene ma che manca di struttura e di equilibrio luppolo-malto

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Seannpc (77) - - MAY 26, 2015
Light aroma. Orange color with medium cloudiness. Malty start and similar finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottled. Slightly cloudy gold orange pour. Some citrus and hops. Really pretty good for Abita.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (107) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Very nice bright citrus IPA. Aromas of bright citrus hops. Mango grapefruit orange flavor. Tangerine pour. Nice head. Yum!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap, poured into a sampler at the American Beer Classic. The aroma is a bright, floral citrus blossom with undertones of bread. There’s a light haze to the amber orange beer that’s topped by a soap white head that has moderate retention and lace. The taste is a medium bitter and medium sweet, slightly off balanced. It’s waxy with a soft fuzz and a medium body containing notes of bread crust, caramel, and grapefruit rind and finishes crisp with a fresh zip. The aftertaste is lingering, bitter wax with an herb and burnt note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bright cloudy Orange pour. White head. Fruity. One of the better Abitas I have had. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2015
New beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($2.25): Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma is lemon and hints of caramel malts. Seems to me that the aroma actually degenerates as the beer sits. Taste is lemony. It be very mildly bitter. A hint spicy. Not very exciting, but refreshing enough.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigda83 (368) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured a clear golden/orange. Aroma was nothing but malt bomb. Flavor followed the nose. This was labeled as fresh through June I believe. Is it supposed to be a malt bomb? Drank this thinking it was going to be a crisp and citrusy IPA, but was very disappointed. Light body with a thin texture. Carbonation was fizzy. Little bitter to end. Couldn’t drink it all though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (711) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Clean crisp and refreshing. Lacks any distinct taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (3340) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, piney - some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and dryish flavor, faint caramel and some tropical fruitiness with piney - herbal hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish, light tropical fruitiness with lots of piney - herbal hoppyness. Nice dryish and well hopped light bodied IPA – not too much caramel.


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