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RATINGS: 110   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (165) - - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Criz (80) - - 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 there’s much better readily available out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5473) - 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.)

It’s an IPA, so this hop-head must try it. I also remember Abita’s 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 didn’t understand that I preferred a good beer to any other heated drink.

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

I’ll 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1031) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Taste is bitter summer fruit, wood, hops, grain and pine. Decent session type IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickedLilThing (1) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
Light but flavorful. I got it in a build your own six pack and went back a few days later for more.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1499) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Mellow hop and malt blend, with limited bitterness and nothing unusual. Wouldn’t buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (374) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Taproom, pours clear golden with white head. Aroma is piney, resinous, small bit of fruit, caramel. Taste is resin, nut, pine, nice bitterness with a medium body. Very clean beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is pale malt, fruity hops, berry, black pepper. Tasted crispm fairly complex, with a smooth, fruity peppery hoppy finish. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Light copper/golden with medium off white head. Aroma of resinous hops and fruit (raspberries). Light/medium resinous body upfront some malt notes and a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2469) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
Medium sized white head with good retention and lacing. Lightly hazy, gold colored brew. Pleasant nose of citrus and parfumes with a hint of grainy, pale malts. Body is light, good carbonation and light resin. Nice, fruity hop flavors, hint tropical and juicy citrus notes and a solid pale malt backing. Fairly dry finish is fruity and juicy, tame bite that works well with this brew. A LOT better than expected for Abita. 12oz. bottle from statelineliquors. nice lil quaffer!


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