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RATINGS: 839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The newest Abita brew takes its name and inspiration from the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. Looking for Indians on Mardi Gras Day is a tradition for many New Orleans families. A cultural phenomenon familiar to residents of the Crescent City, the Mardi Gras Indians are not well known to outsiders and Abita is proud to help share their story with the world.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12313) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Im really surprised at the relatively low ratings on this one; its def. a love/hate beer - you see one 4.3 then a 2.7 - what gives. Im actually very happy with this beer, good hoppiness but nothing to bowl you over - great balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1092) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2008
A very good IPA from Abita. Very crisp hoppiness, yet very smooth. Nice strength and flavor. Bottle at Copps Place in New Orleans.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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 dont 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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!

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle.
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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rwaldron (2) - River Ridge, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008 does not count
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and floral. A medium to light bodied IPA. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Kind of a milder, less bitter IPA, a very muted hop profile and the flavors are kind of mild. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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