Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mralphabet:
4.23/5 rDev +21.9%
12 oz bottle poured from a pint glass.
A: Poured a dark golden color with a good fingers worth of head that settles to a ring with spotty lacing from start to finish.
S: I'm getting some light floral hop, a burst of grapefruit and a little sweet malt at the end.
T: Pretty normal IPA, hops are the biggest thing you taste...with a little sweet malt.... Then the wonderful sweet/bitter grapefruit kicks in.. Great balance with a lightly bitter aftertaste.
M: Light to mid bodied with a nice crisp carbonation. Little lighter than most IPA's I'm had.
O: OK... I'm not a big IPA guy but I have to say I really like this one... Good ABV makes this on a good session beer. Worth looking for.
03-10-2014 00:53:45 | More by mralphabet
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +13.3%
After disliking Abita's Purple Haze with raspberries and absolutely hating their Strawberry Harvest Lager, I was hesitant to try another fruit beer from the brewery, especially at my neighborhood bar where it was going for $7/tulip glass.
I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA. If you enjoy citrus-y IPAs and Mosaic and Citra hops, you'll probably like this. The flavour and aroma reminded me more of hops than of fruit additives, which in my opinion is a good thing. Excellent aroma, excellent flavour, lovely mouthfeel, nice and dry with the right amount of carbonation.
I'm looking forward to finding this in 6-packs or on tap for less than seven bucks. I could get through a lot of this during the summer.
03-23-2014 21:32:30 | More by withliterature
3.8/5 rDev +9.5%
12 ounce bottle, Best Before dating of 05/26/14.
Pours lightly hazed and dull looking golden. Larger eggshell head, that staying nicely, before collapsing to a thick froth along with some slippery low sheeting and larger bubble strands of lacing.
Pure grapefruit nose.
More grapefruit on the palate, citric and hoppy from start to finish. Hops privide a nice snap of flavor, making this one tasty, zesty and flavorful. In general the Abita brews tend to do nothing for me, but this one is better then the others. If you like grapefruit juice, grapefruit pith and grapefruit notes in your IPA, you likely will be a fan of this one.
01-21-2014 03:09:40 | More by Billolick
3.55/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
03-03-2014 13:37:39 | More by tigg924
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
Best by 5/26/14 I had this one earlier in this year, and was pleasantly surprised let's see if the detailed review matches my initial impression. Glowing slightly hazed copper body with a bright slightly off white head forming thick and well carbonated like most of the Abita force carbonated bottle offerings. Aroma has bright grapefruit upfront, and pretty much reigns supreme other than a bit of caramelized/biscuit malts that are edging in with the hop/grapefruit combo. Flavors border on sour, a lot of the base beer is lost, it brings me back to my first halved Grapefruit digging in with a spoon before mom added a bit of sugar to make it roll down a bit easier, the bitter pith aspects blended with Cascade hop pellets and minimal malts to back up the bitterness the way it should. The palate adjusts from the initial wave of sour/bitterness, and it ends up drinking a notch or two better but in all reality there's not enough base IPA to stand up to the bitter grapefruit additions even if they are Louisiana grown ruby red grapefruits like the label suggests. Mouthfeel is dry and starts to really feel like gastric juices with an unpleasant level of acidity growing in the back of my throat, really harsh experience on the palate imagine chewing on the rind of a grapefruit. Overall, back to the drawing board on this one it can be done so much better I really enjoyed the recent Stone hybrid Grapefruit Slam...it changed my opinion of what a Grapefruit IPA is supposed to tastes like but I give credit to Abita for being creative and pushing the envelope into a new experience, just not as well executed.
02-04-2014 16:54:57 | More by WVbeergeek
2.92/5 rDev -15.9%
Pours a murky amber with superb 4-finger (!) head. Lovely, frilly lace.
Aroma is nicely grapefruit, no doubt about it, through and through. Seems okay so far.
Taste is definitely heavy on the grapefruit, but sweet rather than tart, sour, or acidic. I get very little bitterness, as one would expect from (A) a grapefruit-infused beer, and (B) an IPA. There's also a vague mineral-like flavor underneath the flavoring, which detracts slightly from my tasting.
And although this is quite approachable and easy to drink, I think it lacks some essential American IPA characteristics (like a touch of bittering). Certainly not a bad beer, just something I'm not completely sold on.
04-26-2014 15:01:57 | More by secondtooth
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.