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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
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438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013

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2.03/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

One of the worst craft beers I've ever had. Bitter to the point where it was undrinkable. Avoid!

Photo of WKrieger
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Never been one to go the IPA route but thought I would try this because of the grapefruit. While it turned out to be lighter and more pleasant than expected it was still far too bitter for my yet unrefined palate. I'm hoping to get there someday though so that I can appreciate the world of IPAs that so many others seem to so thoroughly enjoy.

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2.32/5  rDev -34.1%

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2.38/5  rDev -32.4%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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2.59/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Flavored IPA from Abita Brewing

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2.67/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

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2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very bitter beer not tasty

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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.