The latest Abita seasonal is a Spring IPA, a very approachable india pale ale that pours with a hazy, yellowish-amber coloration. The lacing in this beer is very thick and persistent; subsequent sips will yield great lacing down the glass. The hop bite provided by the Spring IPA is due to the inclusion of Centennial and Amarillo hops, while there is a decent amount of sweetness that concludes each quaff of the beer.
While there is a considerable hop presence in this beer, I feel that Abita has made an effort that is tremendously alluring for fans of the style while being approachable for those individuals that may not be too tremendously familiar with the style. There is a vigor and complexity to this beer that will have individuals coming back for more; the ABV (6.2%) ensures that there is a small but not exclusionary alcohol presence to this beer.
Make sure to visit your local independent beer store; one should be able to locate the Abita Spring IPA in a six-pack format. Visit the Abita website for more information about their year-round and seasonal efforts, along with the brewery’s various merchandise and food pairings.
Abita Spring IPA Review / 6.2% ABV / Abita Brewing / http://www.abita.com