Thursday, January 31, 2013
Abita Spring IPA releases in March
Okay, so as I announced on January 9th here is the new Spring IPA from Abita which is replacing the Red Ale. According to Abita it will be a "West Coast-style" IPA. Here is the description from their website:
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.
Okay, so I know a lot of you have some reservations and have been expressing them via Facebook, Twitter and on this site. I understand but isn't this exactly what we have been begging Abita to do? Abita has a lot of talented brewers on their staff and we know they can brew. This seems like they may be stepping up their game to me. Personally I am looking forward to this one and hope it really does show off the talented brewers they have. Now if they would just freaking bottle that Black IPA and I would be happy.
Looks like this one releases in March. Guess we find out then!
The Beer Buddha
Posted by The Beer Buddha at 3:42 PM