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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral and candied citrus hops. The taste is intense candied citrus, some fresh citrus and mild caramel malts. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Crisp slightly hazy light copper body with an orange glow and a nice, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very nice grassy and floral hops with a perfumey kick and some nice yeast and lemon scents as well - very nice dry hopping here. Medium-bodied; Good noticeable grassy and herbal hop flavours at first give way to a good balance of malt and light yeast. Aftertaste shows some herbs and grass, but is fairly mellow and not bitter at all - nice and smooth. Overall, a nice lighter IPA with some good dry hopping, but the actual hops during boil are quite a bit less than expected - that said, still a nice beer for the Spring & Summer and a good refreshing IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from World Market in Falls Church (Skyline), Virginia on 12-June-2013 for US$8.99/six pack, sampled at home in Washington on 08-July-2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
21 June 2013, bottle. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is grass and lemon rind. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Rosy, floral, sugary, some lemon rind bitter finish. Very light and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (339) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle to english pint glass. Pours a clear, dark yellow with a thick white head. Lots of citrus nose, and quite nice bitter hoppy flavors. Mostly citrus / pine.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BoostIPA (1105) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
So I guess this one is a bit old. Pours the color of Bud heavy, but with a more aggressive head. Aromas of stale hops, lemon. Heavy lemon on the first sip. Cleaning products, bitter ass crust, candy. finishes with a cocklash. Not very good.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2013
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Light body but strangely sweet with mild hops. Not awful, but certainly not good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
draft, hoppy aroma, light brown pour, thick foam head. lively co2, light body for an ipa, but excellent hoppy taste. great tasting brew, one of my favs as ipa’s.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Fruity, grapefruit and something like pineapple or mango. Also grass and pine resin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on May 27th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of orange and pine.
Taste: Piney bitterness(medium), lots of orange.
Palate:Light medium body.

Summary: Really unlike any other Abita brew I’ve had..always appreciate the palate from the water they use, this beer was really nice. Surprising.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a third finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine and floral hops with a bit of toasted malt. The flavor is the same. The finish is a bit thin and watery. Light to medium body. A nice beer.


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