Wrought Iron IPA

Louisiana
United States
Wrought Iron IPA Abita
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Abita Wrought Iron® IPA embodies the resilient, indestructible nature of New Orleans. This india pale ale is forged with the intensity of Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic Hops. Brewed with pale ale malt for a golden color as bright as iron from a fiery forge.

Wrought Iron® IPA pairs well with grilled meats like steaks or pork chops. Grilled sausages are great too, with some spicy mustard on the side. It also pairs well with the spice, meat and seafood in jambalaya. A mild goat cheese is an excellent choice with Wrought Iron® IPA.

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
80
Served at: 
44° F
Hops: 
Apollo, Equinox, Mosaic
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This American IPA has a predominately floral aroma with supporting citrus fruit notes. Underneath lies a moderately low wort-like maltiness. It pours a yellow-orange color, mostly clear, and has a one finger-sized white head with good retention. The worty character is thankfully isolated to the aroma; the malt tastes toasty and caremelly, but it's still too sweet for an American IPA.  Hop flavors are moderate, vaguely citrus-like, and lackluster overall. Though this IPA exhibits moderate bitterness and finishes evenly balanced between malt and hops, it still feels too full. Although there is nothing objectionable about this example, it lacks the distinctive hop character that has come to be expected of this style and is overshadowed by myriad competitors. 

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