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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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80
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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 88 | 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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Ratings: 459 | Reviews: 109
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of tigg924
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: red-gold in color, 1/3 inch head, hazy, low carbonation

Smell: citrus hops, toasted malt, and grapefruit

Taste: citrus hops, toasted malt, and grapefruit

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end

Overall: Surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. The grapefruit is present, but really only asserts its presence at the end. I do not think this is as good as strwberry or pecan harvest, but is a lot better than satsuma. I would pick this up again.

Photo of RealMonsters
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ThirstySavage
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Ego
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

eyes...
fluffy white head that sits around 2 fingers on a normal pour, clean with a slighty orange hue, active carbonation leap frogging itself to race to the top, super sticky stucco lacing, good head retention, a really nice looking mug o' suds

nose...
nice grapefruit (real tones not the type from say amarillo hops - which I love but they are different), some herbal hop notes, pretty straight forward but enjoyable

taste etc...
grapefruit seltzer ? the grapefruit flavor is a bit front forward (I know that may be the point - obviously), it is distracting to me, there is some bitterness in the back end, and even some syrupy malt, the carbonation is a bit more subtle than I would like but is not terrible

verdict?
I can't see any reason to buy this brew again. It isn't terrible but it certainly is not worth a try.

Photo of SicemWT
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Adkins1203
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of BryantForestry
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan, yellow with a nice 1 inch white, foamy head. Lots of lacing.

Smell - A little grapefruit but really, hardly any aroma.

Taste - Mild grapefruit kick, much like a lambic in flavor. Some lemon and a little orange. A little honey and a minor malt backbone. Really about all this has to offer.

Mouthfeel - Light grapefruit and some honey coats the tongue. Palate gets grapefruit, honey, lemon and a little malt. Aftertaste is very weak grapefruit and watery.

Overall - Very simple, light and basic. This would be a fine summer beer, or for someone starting out with ipa's. Very simplistic and super easy to drink. It is what it is.

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Kerne
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JSchock7
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Part of mixed sixer.

Pours an effervescent honey/apricot with a thumb+ of fast falling pearl colored head. Above average head retention

S: Pink Grapefruit & nothing else

T: Follows the nose, dryness, pears& white pepper up front. More grapefruit as this warms, dryness & more grapefruit. Some grassy notes mix in with more grapefruit in the finish, very crisp, with some honey malt & leafy hops & some lemon zest

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, seems a bit sticky, balanced pretty well

Super easy to drink, I would buy this again, if I ever get off of meds that prohibit me from consuming grapefruit. The IPA component seems to be obscured by the fruit for the most part or I would've rated this higher

Photo of brauseboof
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of humuloner22
2.89/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is just alright. Nothing special there. For the price much better IPA's are available and not long after I drank this one I got a terrible headache. Coincidence maybe, but this only rarely happens. I have enjoyed Abita's other beers on several occasions and this one isn't a bad beer its just nothing overwhelming either.

Color: Straw yellow

Smell: Some Grapefruit, but not as much as you would think.

Taste: Once again some grapefruit, but not as much as I would have expected. It does taste like an IPA, but not an overly strong grapefruit component, considering its whats being touted by Abita on this one.

Overall: Nothing spectacular, but solid.

Photo of Tafyob41
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass. Pours a hazy gold with a white head where the most of the grapefruit smell lingers once that is gone the beer really smells like the rind of a grapefruit. It's very easy to drink and not overly hoppy. Quite bitter and the grapefruit taste is right upfront. This won't be the best IPA you ever had, but it's worth trying. I would love one of these on a hot summer day

It is not overly carbonated.

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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy gold color that had a white head that lingered and left a good lacing. The look of the beer looks like it would glow in the dark.
S-sweet grapefruit aroma that is almost like sugar
T-I got the same sweet grapefruit taste at first, then I got a hop bitter aftertaste with the grapefruit moving to the background
M- medium body and high carbonation
O-I enjoyed this beer and the name is fitting, because the grapefruit is the main character

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.