Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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80
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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, Best Before dating of 05/26/14.

Pours lightly hazed and dull looking golden. Larger eggshell head, that staying nicely, before collapsing to a thick froth along with some slippery low sheeting and larger bubble strands of lacing.

Pure grapefruit nose.

More grapefruit on the palate, citric and hoppy from start to finish. Hops privide a nice snap of flavor, making this one tasty, zesty and flavorful. In general the Abita brews tend to do nothing for me, but this one is better then the others. If you like grapefruit juice, grapefruit pith and grapefruit notes in your IPA, you likely will be a fan of this one.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Act25
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Abita - 4th beer reviewed. Again 4th place in its class. Every time I try Abita I taste lime and corn chips, some unique flavor from cajun gulf that makes me feel I should be eatin Cajun or Mexican.

Not only am I off Abita, I am off fruit flavored IPAs. This one feels authentic, but since hops can impart such lovely, lively dreamy rind flavors to a brew, why add Grapefruit juice?

Neg Abita, Neg Fruit Flavored IPAs (and most beers other than pumpkin).
Happily will trade this one away.

Tasted vs Dales Pale Ale as a contrast.

Best By: 05/05/14.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, pale yellow body with an thin finger of dissipating, white foam. No real lacing, especially after a 30 minute span. Flattish.

Smell: Pleasant citrus-scented hops combined with real grapefruit juice, there's a pilsner like light bready backdrop too.

Taste: Under toasted generic english muffin spread with marmalade?
Doughy, bready blend of pale, light malts with grapefruit slightly ahead of Citrusy hops. It's not bad tasting, if it were not thin and flattish. Good finish as with all Abita beers.

Mouthfeel: thin and flattish. Light, low carbonation (and it could be the grapefruit, like lemon, after an initial fizz flattens the brew?)

O: Definite pass, altho fresh, good finish, could be good with Cajun/spicy/indian/thai/mexican - not a hamburger / steak / fish steak/ cheese / or even oyster beer. Maybe some gulf shrimp and crawdaddies.

Overall: A restrained India Pale Ale dosed with some rousing grapefruit fruitiness. I liked it more than I had anticipated.

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light orange amber with a thin cap of white. A little too glaze-y to lace.

Bright ruby red grapefruit nose with a great natural fruitiness, pared down a little by citrusy hops and a featured pilsner malt. Simple. Very fruity.

Intensified red grapefruit flavor, matched up with grapefruit-y hops. Touch of caramel malt lends a little more sweetness to the pale base. Hints of kiwi and pith. Very juicy. Hoppy, at a pale ale clip. Taken over by the fruit.

Light body with medium carbonation. A little one-dimensional.

Good beer. I need more hops in my IPA, however.

Photo of paulgarrison
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with an ample cap of white head. Retention is ok, but lacing is awesome.

Nose is straight up grapefruit rinds. Wow, smells just like a fresh cut grapefruit with a little sugar drizzled on top.

Taste is citric, medium bitterness and light biscuity malt. All the flavors come together quite nicely here, I am digging this Abita Harvest release. Smooth and easy to drink. It is not overly bitter or hop flavored for that matter, but the grapefruit really shines. Unique and thirst-quenching. I will buy more of this for sure.

Photo of LisaEisMe
4.66/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle = $2.50

a nice surprise. Refreshing and I wish I had a few more.

S- sublime grapefruit hop

T- it tasted like the aroma. good.

M- Smooth refreshing clean hop

O- I really enjoyed this brew. I am not a fan of flavored beer but this worked well for my palate
Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.24/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of mattkoon
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this grapefruit harvest ipa is one of the best things from abita that ive had. color is a nice gold with a slight haze. the smell of this beer is fantastic- there is a ton of grapfruit in the nose and is morphs into hops and back to grapefruit again. the hopy ipa and the grapefruit go really great together. the taste also pairs the grapefruit bitter sweet with the bitter from the hops really well. there seems to be a bit of zest in the flavor that i havnt had in other grapefruit beers. i really like this grapefruit ipa and i am gonna make sure to pick some more up.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A-Pours a hazy golden orange color. Thin, white foamy cap. Light lacing.

S-Artificial grapefruit comes to me first; a tangy, man made grapefruit. Hops are discernible from the previous aroma. More citrus and some grass. A very cookie cutter malt.

T-Flavor has a bunch of that fake grapefruit here as well. Behind it is a pretty softly built IPA. Bready malt and a hop character that is mostly citrus with some very light pine.

M-Feel is rather light and bubbly. A lingering stickiness.

O/D-Not a fan, the grapefruit seems fake to me. Shame on me for not trusting my gut with this one.s

Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.