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RATINGS: 71   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Nose is extremely sweet. Like lemon candies and vanilla. Some floral hops, bread, mild caramel, sugar, and grass. The flavor is just as sweet. Lots of bread, caramel, sugar, and candied lemon. Hints of vanilla, mild grape, grass, and some floral hops. Very minimal bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2399) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly dingy gold with a medium to thin head and aromas of grain silo dust with a little perfumed soap. Flavor is grainy and bitter with little hops direction to make things interesting. This would be pointless as a Pale Ale, and as an IPA it is very, very weak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (182) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 Pours slightly hazy, buttery orange with a moderate white head. Nose is apricot/peach and citrus zest, a little clean resin. Flavor is light at first with a bloom of hop bitterness in the finish - the hint of apricot/peach throughout. Body is medium light, with clean palate. A nice effort for Abita. Overall, nice refreshing, straightforward beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle - Sweet piney freshness and caramel backbone. Clear copper gold with a rich white head. Sweet candyfloss with mellow hops and big sweetness. Light bitterness throughout and a touch of spice. A very mellow and easy drinking but sweet IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1111) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Slightly hazy, orange-yellow pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has spicy hops with grapefruit and light grass. It has a medium body with oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is well-balanced with bittersweet flavor and a quick, neutral finish.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Firecape (22) - - MAR 25, 2014
Nice citrusy aroma with some floral hints. Front end hops hot nicely but are quickly taken over by a malty middle and backbone that has a bit of a molasses taste. Promising start but disappointing finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2578) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle - Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a foamy off-white head. Nose is lots of pine, grass, and herbal hops with lemon and dry bready malt. Taste has some dank onion hops, pine, herbal and a touch of grass. Dry malt, mineral, and orange marmalade. Sticky, bitter grass/pine finish. Biting carbonation and a medium body. I quite liked this--I wonder if others are knocking it for being Abita. Would love to see this in a blind tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
12oz bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a good looking clear deep orange body with a frothy light white head. Aroma is the weakest part of this beer. Notes of rotting oranges, bad dough, wet toast, mud. Nice medium body with softer carbonation, creaminess on the start and bitterness on the finish. Flavor is better than the aroma, old citrus rind, lemons, tropical fruit rinds, crusts. Way better than I was expecting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (1664) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Fresh 12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a pint glass. Gold and pretty clear appearance with a sticky, lasting white head. Floral hoppy aroma, herbal, citrus zest and resinous hops. Similar flavor, bitter, piney, spicy hops with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium body with clean, smooth feel and a dry, lingering bitter finish. Pretty bold.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njnut (151) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured into shaker. A orange toned amber, mostly clear with a lasting very fined bubble head. Fair amount of co2. Aroma is pine, floral and citrus. Taste is pine resins, light citrus. Hops come out in finish and is a bit bitter growing in the tail end. A lighter IPA, if you are not in the mood for a grapefruit blast try this. Enjoyable and refreshing.


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