Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Clear copper body with effervescent carbonation; thick, puffy buff head that leaves nice lacing. Sweet aroma with resiny hops and a caramely, toasty malt backbone. Piney. Reminds me of a Stone beer. The body is rather thin, bitter, and resiny, with heavy emphasis on rather flavorless bittering hops. Prickly. Bitter, almost caustic finish. Not particularly pleasant. KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle-New Orleans. A maltier IPA with great balance of hops and malt sweetness. Leaves a smooth finish on the palate. Great hop flavor with a sweet rather than bitter finish. Very enjoyable jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a big foamy off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is nice citrus hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is citrus hops, secondary medium malt. A good cross over, mostly English style, IPA. OK/mild carbonation. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing. brianprentiss (704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2008
I’m really surprised at the relatively low ratings on this one; it’s def. a love/hate beer - you see one 4.3 then a 2.7 - what gives. I’m actually very happy with this beer, good hoppiness but nothing to bowl you over - great balance. BeerFanDan17 (1122) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2008
A very good IPA from Abita. Very crisp hoppiness, yet very smooth. Nice strength and flavor. Bottle at Copp’s Place in New Orleans.
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours a amber color with off white head. Aroma is caramel malt, earth, and a weak amount of citrus hops. I don’t quite get these weak-arse IPAs. Give me some pine or citrus, but these are nothing more then a APA or a strong amber ale IMHO. Taste is the same as aroma, earthy with caramel malt and bits of citrus hops. Not horrible, but not an IPA in my book. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Pours a nice amber color with a nice creamy head. Aromas of citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is of hops, grapefruit and citrus blended with caramel malts. Nice hop bitter finish. Not too overpowering but very refreshing! KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle.rwaldron (2) - River Ridge, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008 does not count
Smells like blood and hops. Looks like a mediocre amber thing. Taste is a berry-like hops with a tinge of grapefruit/banana. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, overall.
The hops flavor is just right for an IPA. I love this beer, and I think nothing else accompanies hot boiled crawfish like a Jockamo [Mardi Gras] Indian Pale Ale blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2008
12 oz. bottle pours cloudy bright-copper-penny color with 1 1/2 finger of frothy off-white head that lingers. Aroma is of pine, grass and sweet herbs. Front palate is warm and almost flowery with a caramel tinge. Middle palate is malty and the finish is a strong punch of hops with a clingy bitter aftertaste. Nice medium mouthfeel, an easily drinkable IPA that can be pleasingly paired with a variety of selections from chicken to spiced peel & eat shrimp or a salad with a strong dressing. This would stand up well and not overpower.