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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
This is a nice ipa. Pours golden with two fingers of white head. Aroma is citrus tangerine and lemon. Fairly bitter. Very little malt. Nice example of west coast ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2164) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Light orange body with foamy white head, attractive. Nice whollop of hops, pine, citrus. Taste is resinous, some sweet malts in there. Kind of borders on a typical double IPA flavour, but less intense. Quality stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours light orange. Slightly fruity, a touch metallic and earthy tea hops. Taste is fruity, crisp, and some lightly bitter tea. Medium body bubbly carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes a somewhat hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel, and malt. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a fair head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, bit of malt sweetness and floral. Taste of pine, grapefruit, malt sweetness and trace of spice. Hop driven bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Medium body, crisp with a hop driven attitude. Nice beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (1977) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Very pale, clear amber with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and bread. Taste is sweet and citrusy with pretty mild bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (155) - - MAY 9, 2014
12oz bottle pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aromas of, citrus, dough, and resin. Flavor is mild citrus bitter with a peppery finish. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Criz (69) - - MAY 7, 2014
Not much going on on the nose. Semi sweet malty flavors wash out the hops on the backbone. The deep golden pour with lasting thin white head are the highlights of this pour. Drinkable but thereís much better readily available out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
I saw this in the local supermarket when I was buying cat food. (Not for me. For may cats.) (So far.)

Itís an IPA, so this hop-head must try it. I also remember Abitaís Jockamo IPA as being pretty decent, so why the ticker not?

Waiting for it to cool a bit, I drank some rot gut rye from a fellow who owed me some bucks (a strange reversal of fate) and didnít understand that I preferred a good beer to any other heated drink.

I popped the lid and made a decent pour. Good looking brew.

Iíll have to rate a fresh bottle tamale. The rye is hitting me now.

Two days later I opened another bottle and poured. Nice look, a clear light orange/amber, lots of tiny bubbles, some beading, a thick, creamy head, and gobs of lace left as I drink. The aroma is mainly pine, some zest, and a bit of citrus. The flavor begins on a sweet malt note, soon replaced by hoppy tastes reflective of the nose. The bitterness is moderate, but solid from the middle through the dry finish. Not bad. Abita can do pretty good when they try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1028) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Taste is bitter summer fruit, wood, hops, grain and pine. Decent session type IPA.

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