Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.
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3.25/5 rDev -6.3%
Abita Grapefruit Harvest has a thick, soapy, off-white head, a somewhat hazy, yellow-golden appearance, some bubble streams, and good lacing left behind. The aroma is very fruiting, which becomes even more pronounced as the beer warms. White bread is also picked up. The taste is pretty much grapefruit, bitterness, tap water, and white bread. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Abita Grapefruit Harvest finishes mostly dry, drinkable, and mellow. I like it, even though it's not a style for me.
01-02-2014 16:35:51 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.29/5 rDev -5.2%
Had this with a flight of beers. Pours golden with off-white head that lingers well in taster glass.
Smell is malts and grapefruit.
Taste is malty with lots of almost artificial grapefruit that lingers well. Bitterness is subdued.
Mouthfeel is light bodied. Good carbonation.
Overall this just seemed like a fake IPA to me. Lots of citrus but not hoppy citrus. My wife kept describing this as a gateway beer to IPAs
12-29-2013 06:25:23 | More by TrappistJohnMD
3.64/5 rDev +4.9%
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best By: 05/05/14.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, deep yellow body with an inch of dissipating, white foam. Only a few, lone dots of lace.
Smell: Citrus-scented hops combined with the Ruby Red additions, atop pilsener malts, a little pale, and thin, crustless breadiness.
Taste: Slimly bready blend of pale, pils malts with already from the get-go a strong kick of grapefruit flavoring. Citrusy hops accented by the Ruby Red additive. Juicy and fruity as the sweetness slowly recedes as you head into the crispish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A restrained India Pale Ale dosed with some rousing grapefruit fruitiness. I liked it more than I had anticipated.
12-25-2013 20:50:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from its 12 oz. bottle, this beer is golden in color with a slight haze. The nose includes scents of grapefruit and other citrus, plus some bready notes and citrus hops. Foam looks nice at first, but falls apart in due time, leaving a thin white coating and only a small amount of lacing.
With the taste, this beer has an obvious grapefruit edge and added citrus flavor thanks to the cascade hops. Flavors of bread and pale malt round out the taste and the flavor is sweeter overall compared to other IPA. The taste isn’t as complex as other examples of the style, but there is enough going on here to keep it interesting.
Abita has produced a drinkable IPA with this offering. I was a little skeptical at first, but the taste won me over quickly. It is less bitter than other IPA and the grapefruit component, while obvious, is not overdone. The body is on the thin side, but this is still a drinkable brew that many will find to their liking.
12-22-2013 02:53:31 | More by BryanCarey
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.