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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (5480) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Cottage cheese, lemon zest, dandelion nose, with a hint of butter. Hazy amber, thick head, minimal lacing. Daffodil, dandelion, and lemongrass, floral but light and grassy, not pungent at all. Medium body, easy carbonation, quaffable. Very intriguing take on an IPA. There are usual floral notes, but there are overriding notes of dairy products. It tastes rather like milky flowers. I don’t know how they pulled that off, but it’s pretty neat. Excellent to pair with a fruit and cheese plate. Dang, Abita has been killing it lately with their IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Really an enjoyable IPA. Pint pour of decent, proper colored goldenrod with an off white head. Nose is loaded with citrus, grapefruit, bright and clean, crisp malts, resin and pine for sure. Flavor is bright citrus and bitter, grapefruit and more resin. Lighter malt notes without being overly pronounced. Lighter-medium body. Drinkable and enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (5525) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pours clearish golden/orange with a white head. The aroma is powdery and floral with mushy butterscotch and cobwebs. It has a medium frothy body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with metallic notes, medicinal tastes, tin and astringency. The finish is much of the same and pretty offputting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (1041) - MOROCCO - APR 3, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear golden with a fairly big head and some lacing. Citrus orange aroma. Taste is light with grassy notes. Finish is a little soapy. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (910) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 1, 2015
A slightly hazy yellow with a vigorous foamy white head. Floral and green leaf aromas along with a nice woody malt component. The floral bitterness develops nicely along with a good balancing honeyed sweetness. There’s a bit of a bite in the taste and it must be somewhat from hops since the ABV is only 6.2%. The body is very light and somewhat watery which along with the nicely astringent bitterness makes this very drinkable. If there is such a thing as a Spring IPA, this is probably it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (811) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Copper pour, nice white head. Aroma is slight pine and citrus, quite a bit of semi sweet toasted malts. Taste is slightly piney hops, a bit floral with caramel malts and a slight sweetness. Mild bitterness, especially for a self described "west coast" ipa. The malts overpower some promising hop flavors. Medium body, average carbonation. Below average ipa, especially when compared to the description. A bit more focus on the hops here would have improved this considerably.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
A clear golden body with a white head that had good retention and lace. Aroma had a nice mild caramel malt presence and hop aroma had a nice floral quality upfront with notes of pine and mild citrus. Flavor was slightly sweet and moderately bitter. Dry finished light yet full flavored. Liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weevo (144) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from beer club. Pours slightly hazy gold with a strong white head and some carbonation. Not much to the nose, pine and citrus on the pallet. Not a bad beer but at 65 IBU not my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Andrey_Volodin (1) - - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Aroma barley: caramel, hops: floral, citrus, herbs, Appearance: Color:pale liquid:hazy Taste: Bitter: medium Sweet: lightly bitter,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
The weather forecast predicts the first days of spring tomorrow and Sunday in this part of Europe, so this seemed like a good choice to start the weekend with. Seasonal, bought online. Deep orangey peach colour, equally hazy, under a milky, yellowish white, stable and nicely lacing head. The aroma shouts IPA in all directions: dry-hopped (and ’green’ to the point I can smell the pellets), vivid, fruity, floral and delightful, just fit for ’spring weather’, I suppose... I get hints of orange, pink grapefruit, pine resin, aged cheese, artisanal honey, field flowers and roses, vanilla, banana, apple cake, freshly grated ginger, gooseberry, canned apricot, tonic water. Taste kicks off with a vivid, refreshing fruitiness, fresh grapefruit bitterness already announcing itself combined with mango, peach and pineapple, refinedly sweet, honeyish touch countered by the subtle saltiness we all know and love from this style, sufficient carbonation with somewhat minerally effect, very subtle hint of lemon peel sourness, caramelly and slightly toasted malt background, supporting a strong, peppery, slightly salty and resinous, spicy hop bitterness lining the mouth cavity and ensuring a long, dry, bitter finish, very quenching, with the high floral and orange tones of the Amarillo cleverly blending in with the lower, leafier, but still very elegant bitterness of the Centennial. Well done.


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