Abita Brewery Wrought Iron IPA is the feature brew in this beer blog. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not read them, please, do so to get to know Abita Brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a cloudy copper color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a citrus notes. I can pick up the Equinox and Mosaic hops. The aftertaste has a dry hop bitter finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
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 an iron from a fiery forge.
Here is a description from their website (www.abita.com):
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.
Suggested temperature: 44°
Suggested glassware: pint, tulip, or stein
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I was pretty excited to see this on the shelf. I did not know they put out a new IPA. Of course, I had to do a little research on this brew. I thought it was a season but it is everyday. There is some nice packaging on this beer. I have to say this was the best packaging as far as the labels on the bottle from them. There is some nice notes in the aroma. I love the hops they picked for this beer. Some of the hottest hops in the craft beer world are being used in this brew. This is so much better than their other everyday IPA. It is a good brew. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser