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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

wesley777, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -64%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

hansenm72, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

HoistinBrews, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Wayne17, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Aubs723, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

98green, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of etoimazo
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve begun searching for the ideal after-mowing-the-lawn brew for the summer. I’ve enjoyed a few homebrews with fresh citrus (typically orange) zest over the years. The use of fruit bitterness to replace or augment some of the otherwise-too-hoppy-for-summer IBU count of a typical IPA appeals to me. Given Abita’s reputation and a relatively low IBU of 40 for an IPA, I figured I check this one out.

Appearance- hazy and inviting – ideal straw-colored lightness for sipping while watching a summer sunset

Aroma- grapefruit blends nicely with cascade hop character

Taste- grapefruit dominates and persists, but a bit too tart and dry for my palate. Abita uses Ruby Red grapefruit zest, but I’m not sufficiently discerning to detect whether this differs from white grapefruit.

Overall- This IPA has the right balance I’m looking for – not too hoppy and yet sufficiently refreshing, but I’d prefer something a little less tart.

Tweaks – I happened to have a growler of Great South Bay’s Blood Orange Pale Ale in the fridge, so I tried a 50/50 blend. Result: perfection! Reminiscent of the Bluebird Orange Grapefruit Juice I drank as a kid.

etoimazo, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

justinm4bama, Jun 03, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found this gem in hatteras nc. Always had a fondness for abita beers due to living in a hurricane prone area myself.

The attractive label caught my eye on this one and being a fan of abita harvest beers I had to have this one. Chilled it and had after supper and another beer. I did cleanse my palate.

Pour- slight hazy amber with a beautiful head and good retention

Smell- Great!! I instantly thought of my first home brew IPA and the usage of cascade hops. Upon reading the label it was indeed brewed with cascades. After a minute you can smell the grapefruit.

Taste- I can taste the grapefruit right up front along with the hops then the malt but mostly grapefruit.

Burp- tastes of grapefruit and cascades (pretty damn good)

Overall- Good beer, Good after supper beer. I will buy a six pack next time

vwbus7, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jimmygord, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Nunya, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

mothman, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

yaksurf, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

twelveinches, May 04, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is faint grapefruit.
The taste has a strong grapefruit bitter start which mellows out to sweet and malt balance in the middle to finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The lack of smell was a letdown but the grapefruit (from real grapefruit) flavor was nice.

Fatehunter, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

sneezye, Apr 29, 2014
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.