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Monday, November 2, 2009

Abita - Restoration Pale Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Abita - Restoration Pale Ale
Abita Brewing Company, LLC

Abita Springs, LA USA
Est. 1986

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Hazy orange yellow color.
Barley with hint of hops in the nose.
Short and fast dissipating head.

Virtually no head by end of glass and little lacing on glass.
Good but not pungent amount of hops in finish.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
This "Big Easy" pale ale was easy to drink but just not that big to set it apart from others in its style.  It could be a session drinker if you are looking for something to mix up your next party, away from the BMC set.  It does offer some hops character, but for a pale ale it needs more presence.  Hmmm...and their Turbo Dog was pretty good.....

The ale gets its 'Restoration' name after the tragic hurricane that befell New Orleans in 2005.  I'll call this one a work-in-progress. As with all restorations, we'll wait and see if the hard work pays off down the road.  Mean time, there are many more Abita brews out there just waiting to be had.  Stay tuned.

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