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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

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 54 | 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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Photo of rlee1390
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Semi cloudy orange, one finger head that doesn't last.

S- Grapefruit, good deal of it. But it doesn't quite smell like grapefruit should. Pine and dirt as well.

T-Starts with nice grapefruit character, then some pine and dirt. Tad bit of malt, slight bitterness.

M-Lighter to medium in body, not much carbonation.

O-I love grapefruit, so it makes up for many potential flaws in the beer. One of the better Abita brews, but still not great.

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of rcatalano
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white film for a head.

Aroma is of light citrus hops with some lemon and honey.

Flavor is of sweet grapefruit and other citrus flavors with light piney hops, moderately bitter.

Medium body with a slight tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

An enjoyable lighter IPA which goes down easy. The grapefruit is a nice touch and makes it interesting.

Photo of DustinSWB
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Bromine
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by 5/26/14 I had this one earlier in this year, and was pleasantly surprised let's see if the detailed review matches my initial impression. Glowing slightly hazed copper body with a bright slightly off white head forming thick and well carbonated like most of the Abita force carbonated bottle offerings. Aroma has bright grapefruit upfront, and pretty much reigns supreme other than a bit of caramelized/biscuit malts that are edging in with the hop/grapefruit combo. Flavors border on sour, a lot of the base beer is lost, it brings me back to my first halved Grapefruit digging in with a spoon before mom added a bit of sugar to make it roll down a bit easier, the bitter pith aspects blended with Cascade hop pellets and minimal malts to back up the bitterness the way it should. The palate adjusts from the initial wave of sour/bitterness, and it ends up drinking a notch or two better but in all reality there's not enough base IPA to stand up to the bitter grapefruit additions even if they are Louisiana grown ruby red grapefruits like the label suggests. Mouthfeel is dry and starts to really feel like gastric juices with an unpleasant level of acidity growing in the back of my throat, really harsh experience on the palate imagine chewing on the rind of a grapefruit. Overall, back to the drawing board on this one it can be done so much better I really enjoyed the recent Stone hybrid Grapefruit Slam...it changed my opinion of what a Grapefruit IPA is supposed to tastes like but I give credit to Abita for being creative and pushing the envelope into a new experience, just not as well executed.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Definitely smells like real grapefruit. And it certainly tastes like grapefruit. Which isn't entirely a good thing. Too much grapefruit and not enough hops and overall ipa character. To me the fruit should act as an accent and not so much the main focal point. This is basically a grapefruit beer. No real ipa character going on.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 4/29/14.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grapefruit, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a grapefruit presence that is slightly better in the aroma.

Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.