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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 57 | 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 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
3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MPSTARR
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of willkoval
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, slight haze

S: very much grapefruit with a little fruity hops, slightly sweet

T: taste is of ruby red grapefruit up front, noticeable but not powerful, fades to a bitter hop flavor of grapefruit peel, hop flavor is one dimensional, finish has more red grapefruit flavor

M: lighter to medium body, good carbonation

O: I really like the flavor of this beer. The grapefruit is there but not overpowering. It would have been better though with more layers of hop flavors.

Photo of watermelon
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass Best by date is 4/29/14

A: Golden body with a 2 finger white head. Medium lacing and low retention.

S: Huge grapefruit scents as can be expected. Some citrus hops as well floral scents.

T: Follows the nose. along with some bitterness.

M: Juicy beer light body, no alcohol burn. This would make a kick ass summer session IPA.

O: This beer is a prime example of truth in advertising. everything about it is like eating a grapefruit. It sucks that this is limited. Im going to try to hunt some down before its all gone. If you see this pick it up.

Photo of baklo
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy amber peach color. Head is white and recedes to a wispy film. Foamy lines of world map lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit juice and citrus rinds.

Taste: Subtle malt body, citrus rind, and grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: A very one-dimensional IPA but they got the grapefruit part perfect as it doesn't overpower anything. There's not a lot else to ponder in the taste profile, however. But probably one of Abita's better brews to me.

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Satsuma
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of czillmer
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of viking77
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of scottiethebody
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of misscritta
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of carolinahophead
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Jim13
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DangerDawg
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A: brassy golden color with brilliant clarity. Persistent pillowy white head. Lacing is very sticky and clumpy.

S: Freshly zested grapefruit is the dominant aroma, with underlying scents of fragrant line needles and lightly toasted and crackery malts.

T: Bitter ruby red grapefruit juice is the dominant flavor throughout. Piney hops ride up to meet it, but then fall away as a grainy and toasty malt base pokes through briefly. Bitter grapefruit finish.

M: Medium body. Perhaps a touch watery. Moderate carbonation scrubs a little, but really doesn't do much to help.

O: More grapefruit than IPA, when it should probably be the other way around. It feels a little too simple. Drinkable but forgettable.

Photo of HardTarget
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Expected some haze given this is a fruit beer, but it has good clarity, holds a bright white head of foam.

Smell: Grapefruit. Nice, just as it should be. Overpowers most other beer flavors, but it smells great!

Taste: Again, grapefruit, juicy, bit of peel, the base beer is pretty bland, not a lot of hop punch but a lot of bitterness from the grapefruit makes it a good package.

Mouthfeel: Light body, good carbonation level didn't go fizzy. A little more heft here would have helped, again, a light base beer.

Overall: Very happy I got the 6 pack, will be enjoying.

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Morey
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.