As alluded to by The Beer Buddha back in early January, Abita Brewing will be replacing their seasonal Red Ale with a Spring IPA this March. According to Abita, it is made with both Amarillo and Centennial hops, will have an IBU of 65 and weigh in at 6.25%. They’re billing it as a West Coast IPA with an intense up-front aroma and flavor.
I’m cautiously optimistic about this one. Abita’s flagship IPA, Jockamo, is quite honestly, one of my least favorite beers. I’m hopeful that this one will be better than Jockamo, but I won’t have sky high expectations.
Look for Abita Spring IPA this March.