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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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 secondtooth:
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%

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
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withliterature

Texas

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
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-15-2013 04:26:14 | More by tbryan5
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2014 12:33:53 | More by SD-Alefan
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Shagator

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

01-18-2014 03:41:24 | More by Shagator
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-19-2014 02:24:29 | More by ValpoExpo
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

03-01-2014 09:20:20 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Billolick

New York

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
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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asuburbanman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-27-2014 01:03:49 | More by asuburbanman
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-02-2014 00:21:53 | More by dankjohn
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

03-02-2014 02:28:46 | More by Adkins1203
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-20-2014 01:11:36 | More by acurtis
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

02-04-2014 02:45:39 | More by DerekQXQX
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-06-2013 22:58:43 | More by JamesStreet
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-06-2014 03:28:53 | More by lcdawg
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m0unds

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-15-2014 04:11:24 | More by Griffith
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squezey

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

02-28-2014 02:15:44 | More by squezey
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whatname

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

01-11-2014 08:18:24 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-21-2014 23:18:48 | More by tdm168
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Snow81

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-16-2014 00:22:58 | More by Snow81
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +9.8%

The Abita Grapefruit Harvest is a nice beer. The appearance was docked because its lack of lacing. It poured clear (I made sure no sediment made it to my glass) with thin white head....not lace. The scent carried a fresh hop with bitter citrus flare. The taste carries grapefruit but it is very well balanced with sweet malt. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and I would drink it again.

03-28-2014 00:36:24 | More by WoodBrew
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aleslover

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-24-2014 01:56:47 | More by aleslover
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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.