Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by M_C_Hampton:
4.05/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, slight haze
S: very much grapefruit with a little fruity hops, slightly sweet
T: taste is of ruby red grapefruit up front, noticeable but not powerful, fades to a bitter hop flavor of grapefruit peel, hop flavor is one dimensional, finish has more red grapefruit flavor
M: lighter to medium body, good carbonation
O: I really like the flavor of this beer. The grapefruit is there but not overpowering. It would have been better though with more layers of hop flavors.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 02:46:41 | More by M_C_Hampton
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3.49/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Trailing the success of Strawberry Harvest, The southern brewers of Abita ventures into other prominent fruit crops of the region- grapefruit!
Its bright goldenrod sheen is cast with a mild "dry-hopped" type of haze that scatters light like a tiny beery prism. What ensues above is a frothy white cap that shaddows over the ale with a cottony visual texture with the staying power to last the session and lace the glass with each sip.
Its aromas are all grapefruit- but mostly of the hop character that IPA lovers have come to expect. Except there's a red grapefruit scent, strikingly of fruit juices that are equipped with pulp, pith, skin and leaf. Lurking just behind is the thin biscuit and grain scent- offering just enough graham cracker and caramel to support the citrus flavor of hops and of fruit
Its grain sweetness is softly of caramel, dried barley and the husk character of whole grain muffins. But once the hops grow into the middle, the sweetness is left at bay and the lupulin grapefruit flavor springs to life, towering over more obvious flavor of actual grapefruit additions. Its difference lies in the sharp and tangy bitterness of pink grapefruit, not relying on the imagination to pull like character from the hops.
Effortless in its drinkability, the beer's medium-light body trends lighter as the carbonation pulls from the malt and its trailing sweetness dissolves off the tongue. Ushering in a quick and refreshing dryness, the hops are lightly resinous and astringent, softly acidic, as it offers up a mineral-type crispness to allow the beer to finish quick, with only lingering grapefruit bitterness.
Though the actual grapefruit presence is well tasted and acknowledged, the ale lacks the intrigue of some similar fruit beers; probably because the likeness of hop-type grapefruit flavor and actual grapefruits that seems to take some of the fun out of it from a tasting perspective. However, as a light IPA, the ale is comfortable and charming.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 18:30:28 | More by BEERchitect
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: red-gold in color, 1/3 inch head, hazy, low carbonation
Smell: citrus hops, toasted malt, and grapefruit
Taste: citrus hops, toasted malt, and grapefruit
Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end
Overall: Surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. The grapefruit is present, but really only asserts its presence at the end. I do not think this is as good as strwberry or pecan harvest, but is a lot better than satsuma. I would pick this up again.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 13:37:39 | More by tigg924
3.08/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
fluffy white head that sits around 2 fingers on a normal pour, clean with a slighty orange hue, active carbonation leap frogging itself to race to the top, super sticky stucco lacing, good head retention, a really nice looking mug o' suds
nice grapefruit (real tones not the type from say amarillo hops - which I love but they are different), some herbal hop notes, pretty straight forward but enjoyable
grapefruit seltzer ? the grapefruit flavor is a bit front forward (I know that may be the point - obviously), it is distracting to me, there is some bitterness in the back end, and even some syrupy malt, the carbonation is a bit more subtle than I would like but is not terrible
I can't see any reason to buy this brew again. It isn't terrible but it certainly is not worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 05:05:33 | More by Ego
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.