Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, Louisiana. For every bottle sold, Abita donates $0.75 towards the clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast environment and industry. The label on big 22 is very cool, with the SOS actually made out of smaller drawings of boats and wildlife scenes.
Crisp, hoppy aroma, plenty of lemon and citrus. Quite the nice little hoppy bite to start off the flavors as well! Those bitter flavors are tamed rather quickly, though, by some malty bread sweetness. The balance between lemony citrus and sweet malts is great. There is another very noticeable component--the 7% alcohol. The alcohol in this beer provides a "spirits" quality that persists throughout--a pure alcohol vodka sensation. And not shitty vodka, either, the good stuff. Nice carbonation, medium body, and absolutely refreshing on a day where I did actually mow the lawn (mostly weeds). Cleansing bitter finish. I'd pick it up again, no doubt.
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