Abita Restoration Pale Ale

It's a bit bitter. But it's definitely above average for a pale ale. It's got an orange hue to it that I would associate more with a lager, but this is very definitely an ale. It's got a good heap of hop in it, but the malts that they used are a bit underwhelming. Ales are usually pretty good to drink with a strong meal, as the beer can stand up to it. This ale would do okay, but those malts (caramel and carapils) aren't doing it any favors.

The Restoration part of the title refers to the proceeds for the sale of the beverage. It is unclear by their website if they are still contributing, but it was originally conceived to help rebuild areas of Louisiana (where it is brewed) after Hurricane Katrina.

A noble cause, and a decent beer.

3.0/5

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