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Wrought Iron, Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, Louisiana, US 

Abita-Wrought-IronJim Vorel, writing for the renowned Paste Magazine, takes on this heady beer that leaves him feeling inspired.

He writes, “Wrought Iron is a beautiful, copper-coloured ale brewed with a trio of trendy, new-school American hops: Apollo, Equinox and Mosaic. They give it a tropical, grapefruit-forward aroma with notes of honeydew melon and florals. It hues closer to the direction that American IPAs have been swinging for a few years, with fruity and tropical hops over the classic West Coast American bouquet of citrus/pine.

“On the palate, this IPA is not quite as sweet as I expected from the fruity aroma, finishing quite dry. Bitterness is medium, a touch lower than I would have expected for something listed as 80 IBU – I’m certainly not picking up on that perception of bitterness, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it helps make this IPA very refreshing.

“Malt flavours are a little bready and a bit of caramel, before giving way to grapefruit zestiness, all in fine balance. I immediately find myself thinking that this would be great “food beer” for pairing with something fatty or spicy. Pulled pork? Jambalaya?”

He concludes, “The main takeaway I get from this, though, is the idea of evolution and renewal.”

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