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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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BA SCORE
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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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SteveJeremy

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -71.3%

01-19-2014 19:12:39 | More by SteveJeremy
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PawPawPepperoni

Louisiana

1.25/5  rDev -64.2%

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

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -57%

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

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -57%

04-05-2014 13:51:58 | More by Filabee
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wrightst

Maryland

1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

05-05-2014 03:29:22 | More by wrightst
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

2/5  rDev -42.7%

01-19-2014 21:05:45 | More by OriolesFan1008
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intangible

Missouri

2/5  rDev -42.7%

03-16-2014 23:09:00 | More by intangible
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RollTide7

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -42.7%

02-05-2014 12:02:41 | More by RollTide7
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42.7%

03-02-2014 17:47:50 | More by ThirstySavage
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Prince_Casual

District of Columbia

2.34/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a Stone IRS snifter. Have not had any other beers today before sampling.

A: Little head recedes to nothing, not a speck of lacing. Very translucent, looks like a pils.

S: It's got a lot of pilsner like maltiness: baked breads, rice, etc. Minor grapefruit, but very contrived, and totally misses out on the "freshly made tropical fruit salad" that IS my vision of an AIPA.

T: There's just nothing powerful about the taste of this, at all. I really don't get any fruits (hop or additive based) at all. All I can really pick out is some toasted crackers, finishes with a really minor white part of the grapefruit rind, but it's a stretch. Not bitter enough at all.

M: I'll call the mouthfeel the best part of this beer: light, crispy, drying, somewhat refreshing. Unfortunately, that's not really what I expect for the style.

O: I personally didn't enjoy this, really, at all. While a good AIPA says "grapefruit" nowhere on the label and delivers tons, this was precisely the opposite. I'll just finish with:

"Green Flash fans": only try this if you want a reminder of why you love what you love.
"Abita fan looking to branch out": this isn't a good representation of an IPA in my opinion at all. I know this is a brewery people from LA love dearly, so continue to support local beer, but try some other examples before you write off IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 22:19:43 | More by Prince_Casual
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

04-07-2014 11:37:32 | More by tjsmith910
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

12-19-2013 21:54:53 | More by reizorc
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OhioRay

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a clear golden color. Half a finger of a frothy milky looking head which slowly fades to just a thin layer. Good amount of lacing.

S - Fruity hop aromas. Grapefruit (obviously), orange, lime. Very light hop aromas, really.

T - Up front it tastes like grapefruit juice which transfers into some other citrus hop flavors. Orange and lemon. Bitter finish which goes from hop bitterness to, once again, the aftertaste of grapefruit juice. Not really a fan.

M - Good carbonation. Light bodied.

O - Smells pretty good and looks good. I wasn't really a fan of the grapefruit juice flavor. All in all, glad I got this as part of a pick six.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 00:51:25 | More by OhioRay
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Shagator

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-11-2014 08:18:24 | More by whatname
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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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JSchock7

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

03-01-2014 05:58:00 | More by JSchock7
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UHCougar12

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

12-20-2013 13:24:18 | More by UHCougar12
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Kgrubb1224

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

03-11-2014 00:09:26 | More by Kgrubb1224
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humuloner22

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is just alright. Nothing special there. For the price much better IPA's are available and not long after I drank this one I got a terrible headache. Coincidence maybe, but this only rarely happens. I have enjoyed Abita's other beers on several occasions and this one isn't a bad beer its just nothing overwhelming either.

Color: Straw yellow

Smell: Some Grapefruit, but not as much as you would think.

Taste: Once again some grapefruit, but not as much as I would have expected. It does taste like an IPA, but not an overly strong grapefruit component, considering its whats being touted by Abita on this one.

Overall: Nothing spectacular, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 22:44:13 | More by humuloner22
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asuburbanman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

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

Georgia

3/5  rDev -14%

03-02-2014 00:21:53 | More by dankjohn
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m0unds

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -14%

06-15-2014 02:01:35 | More by m0unds
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Snow81

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14%

02-16-2014 00:22:58 | More by Snow81
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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.