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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013)
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Reviews by a0lbudman:
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy gold color that had a white head that lingered and left a good lacing. The look of the beer looks like it would glow in the dark.
S-sweet grapefruit aroma that is almost like sugar
T-I got the same sweet grapefruit taste at first, then I got a hop bitter aftertaste with the grapefruit moving to the background
M- medium body and high carbonation
O-I enjoyed this beer and the name is fitting, because the grapefruit is the main character

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:59:53 | More by a0lbudman
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Arch578

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-01-2014 02:06:27 | More by Arch578
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wupika23

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-27-2014 19:33:17 | More by wupika23
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-23-2014 01:45:37 | More by ruckus232
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-14-2014 03:01:45 | More by bigbutter
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burnzgtm

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

07-11-2014 17:58:57 | More by burnzgtm
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wesley777

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

07-09-2014 03:26:49 | More by wesley777
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ffshore545

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

07-04-2014 02:33:57 | More by ffshore545
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Louisiana

1.25/5  rDev -64.2%

07-02-2014 21:14:09 | More by PawPawPepperoni
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

07-01-2014 18:34:11 | More by hansenm72
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-27-2014 01:20:45 | More by HoistinBrews
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-25-2014 13:31:54 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Wayne17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-21-2014 21:52:31 | More by Wayne17
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Aubs723

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2014 22:49:54 | More by Aubs723
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m0unds

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -14%

06-15-2014 02:01:35 | More by m0unds
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98green

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-14-2014 23:56:34 | More by 98green
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14%

06-09-2014 19:14:23 | More by IAmHollywood13
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etoimazo

Connecticut

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
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-03-2014 06:32:20 | More by justinm4bama
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vwbus7

North Carolina

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
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Jersey

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jimmygord

Illinois

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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.