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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
This may be the best Abita beer I’ve had. The hops are intense up front but with enough floral notes to be quite tasty. Also a good crispness to the finish. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
This one poured a lighter orange color with an off white head. Aroma was mild citrusy hops, and light pale malt. Flavor was similiar, medium bitterness, nothing offensive but nothing really inviting either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours bright gold with a white head. Smells of orange and taffy. Tastes like orange, grapefruit, spice and cream with a grassy citrus hoppiness running throughout. Medium-light body with a fair amount of carbonation. Refreshing and bright, good for the warming spring weather.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1727) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow, with a nice thick one finger of white head, good lacing. Aroma of fresh cut grass, lemon, and a little pine. Taste is nice lemony citrus hops, with a touch of wheat. Really fresh and light sessionable IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a one finger white head. Really impressive head retention and lacing, especially for a growler pour. The aroma is a little different than many other American IPA’s I have had. There is much more emphasis on pine rather than citrus with a little bit of a sweet, almost bubblegum-like aroma. A little citrus makes its way in but it is way behind the pine. The flavor is much like the aroma. Lots of pine with a little bit of bubblegum perhaps from the yeast. Some very light mango and coconut comes through giving this kind of a light and springtime flavor. Mouthfeel is nice and light with a farily dry finish. Overall, a nice beer from Abita and a great spring seasonal. Even though the alcohol level is a bit too high to consider this beer sessionable, it is very easy drinking and would be easy to have several of in a sitting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (709) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
A really refreshing seasonal ipa. Really hoppy and nicely bitter. The flavor is very light and crisp. One of the better smelling beers I have tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a rich orange with a nice white head. Nose is new plastic hops with a touch of new car. Flavor is a blunt buttery hops with a finish of newness and light pine. Oily on the tongue. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Gold-orange appearance with very nice head that holds up well and leaves some good rings of lacing. Light aroma of citrus (I guessed Cascade, but I see it’s Centennial and Amarillo), pine, and bready/sweet malt. Flavor is banana-like and similar to Deschutes’ popular pale ales. Has a nice malt backbone and bitterness retention also - the brewery’s description is spot-on about the resinous quality. I liked this much more than I thought I would. Good job, Abita.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozarkspops (311) - - APR 18, 2013
Somewhat hazy golden yellow pour. Medium white head. Good lacing. West coast style hop aroma. Piney, citrusy, and some dank earthiness. Not much malt aroma. Flavor mirrors the hop aromas. Starts bright and crisp. Pretty dank in the middle and finishes bitter. ---Rated via iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a cloudy orange with a large, soft white head. The nose has light citrus and pine. The flavor has a potent bitterness with pine resin and light orange peel notes. There is a slight sweetness on the front end that’s quickly overtaken by the hops. Medium body with average carbonation. Better than average.


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