Food Loves Beer Editors
ABITA SPRING IPA
Even for those of us who love winter, it’s always a joyous day when spring finally arrives. We’re happy not only for the warmer days and budding trees, but for the abundance of great seasonal offerings from brewers throughout the land. One of our favorites is Abita Spring IPA, a cheery apricot hued beer that is as balanced as the daylight of its season. Grapefruit and peach aromas entice the senses first while freshly baked bread and caramel notes linger in the background. The flavor is very fruit-forward, with a pleasant combination of citrus rind bitterness and a ripe apricot and red plum malt backbone. Grassy hops and a dry, mineral finish are carried by medium carbonation, with just a hint of the beer’s strength peaking through.
Serve in a pint glass or Lüttich balloon glass at 40-45 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: The fresh flavors of Abita Spring IPA pair well with Maytag Blue, spicy Thai curry, and the honey sweetness of baklava.
Food Loves Beer taste tested and recommended!