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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
80
good

284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-04-2014 05:49:56 | More by twelveinches
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 03:32:56 | More by Fatehunter
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-29-2014 00:50:42 | More by sneezye
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-27-2014 22:28:38 | More by Oidmoe
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-27-2014 16:10:00 | More by LJWalker
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-27-2014 11:49:41 | More by Andy_Luft
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 16:35:59 | More by thatoneguymike
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 15:01:57 | More by secondtooth
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-26-2014 12:51:04 | More by shoretaxi
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bscuderi


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-25-2014 16:57:43 | More by bscuderi
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-21-2014 22:56:35 | More by sweemzander
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

04-21-2014 16:52:57 | More by dannyfayy
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Bubbalito

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-19-2014 21:43:53 | More by Bubbalito
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schoolboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent! This is just as I imagined it could be - great!

It looks like a good AIPA - nice and yellow/orange with just a bit of lacing. The aroma is a nice unique blend of grapefruit and hoppy goodness. It works.

Similarly, the taste is a great balanced AIPA with a bit of added tartness from a grapefruit additive. It totally works - it is like an APA, but with a lot going on. The aftertaste similarly is very tart but totally refreshing. It all works.

An interesting experiment would be a 2x - make it maltier and just a tad more grapefruit. As it is, though, this is a well made, unique brew. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 19:54:38 | More by schoolboy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I thoroughly enjoyed Abita's root beer last night, so I figured I'd grab another bottle from bayou country. This stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grass, pine resin, rube red grapefruit peel, and an off-putting bit of cabbage. The taste focuses on the grapefruit (I know, contain your shock), with some light caramel, grass, mild pine, and orange zest bits floating around in the background ether. Thankfully, that odd cabbage bit is gone, but the grass and grapefruit occasionally clash, making up for any positive ground gained. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, it delivers what it promises, but it's not all that great-tasting, what with the clash of hops and grapefruit.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 16:16:54 | More by TMoney2591
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

04-17-2014 23:57:54 | More by Shafaegalo
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

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California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14%

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Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

04-06-2014 15:46:41 | More by themind
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.