Hopitoulas pours a fairly dark, golden orange color with a slight haze. It smells both hoppy and sweet. The taste is malty and bready at first, but leads into a piney and citrusy hop flavor. It’s well balanced with a dry, reserved bitterness but with no bitter bite. Not exactly an East Coast or a West Coast IPA, it’s unique in it’s own IPA style. Moderate carbonation with a smooth finish. If you’re heading down to New Orleans, this is a an interesting IPA that you may want to seek out.