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RATINGS: 127   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Grapefruit, peaches, and apricots. Great taste of amarillo hops. Clean, light finish. Very drinkable ipa.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 29, 2015
New beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($2.25): Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma is lemon and hints of caramel malts. Seems to me that the aroma actually degenerates as the beer sits. Taste is lemony. It be very mildly bitter. A hint spicy. Not very exciting, but refreshing enough.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigda83 (343) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured a clear golden/orange. Aroma was nothing but malt bomb. Flavor followed the nose. This was labeled as fresh through June I believe. Is it supposed to be a malt bomb? Drank this thinking it was going to be a crisp and citrusy IPA, but was very disappointed. Light body with a thin texture. Carbonation was fizzy. Little bitter to end. Couldn’t drink it all though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (698) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Clean crisp and refreshing. Lacks any distinct taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, piney - some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and dryish flavor, faint caramel and some tropical fruitiness with piney - herbal hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish, light tropical fruitiness with lots of piney - herbal hoppyness. Nice dryish and well hopped light bodied IPA – not too much caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
razzanof (60) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2015
From a bottle...pours orange with a white head. The aroma is butterscotch and grapefruit. It has a medium frothy body with soft carbonation. The flavor starts with metallic notes and an astringent backbone. The finish is a bitter medicinal palate. Not a good effort by a normaly solid brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (4387) - 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 (1001) - 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 (4540) - 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 (943) - PERU - 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 (776) - 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.


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