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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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2.34/5  rDev -32.6%
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.

Prince_Casual, Dec 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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reizorc, Dec 19, 2013
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2.6/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

OhioRay, Mar 09, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -17%
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.

humuloner22, Feb 28, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

secondtooth, Apr 26, 2014
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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.