Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
3.86/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white film for a head.
Aroma is of light citrus hops with some lemon and honey.
Flavor is of sweet grapefruit and other citrus flavors with light piney hops, moderately bitter.
Medium body with a slight tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
An enjoyable lighter IPA which goes down easy. The grapefruit is a nice touch and makes it interesting.
Serving type: on-tap
02-08-2014 23:16:30 | More by Cylinsier
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’ve begun searching for the ideal after-mowing-the-lawn brew for the summer. I’ve enjoyed a few homebrews with fresh citrus (typically orange) zest over the years. The use of fruit bitterness to replace or augment some of the otherwise-too-hoppy-for-summer IBU count of a typical IPA appeals to me. Given Abita’s reputation and a relatively low IBU of 40 for an IPA, I figured I check this one out.
Appearance- hazy and inviting – ideal straw-colored lightness for sipping while watching a summer sunset
Aroma- grapefruit blends nicely with cascade hop character
Taste- grapefruit dominates and persists, but a bit too tart and dry for my palate. Abita uses Ruby Red grapefruit zest, but I’m not sufficiently discerning to detect whether this differs from white grapefruit.
Overall- This IPA has the right balance I’m looking for – not too hoppy and yet sufficiently refreshing, but I’d prefer something a little less tart.
Tweaks – I happened to have a growler of Great South Bay’s Blood Orange Pale Ale in the fridge, so I tried a 50/50 blend. Result: perfection! Reminiscent of the Bluebird Orange Grapefruit Juice I drank as a kid.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 23:09:53 | More by etoimazo
3.84/5 rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Found this gem in hatteras nc. Always had a fondness for abita beers due to living in a hurricane prone area myself.
The attractive label caught my eye on this one and being a fan of abita harvest beers I had to have this one. Chilled it and had after supper and another beer. I did cleanse my palate.
Pour- slight hazy amber with a beautiful head and good retention
Smell- Great!! I instantly thought of my first home brew IPA and the usage of cascade hops. Upon reading the label it was indeed brewed with cascades. After a minute you can smell the grapefruit.
Taste- I can taste the grapefruit right up front along with the hops then the malt but mostly grapefruit.
Burp- tastes of grapefruit and cascades (pretty damn good)
Overall- Good beer, Good after supper beer. I will buy a six pack next time
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 01:59:07 | More by vwbus7
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.