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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013

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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 2/23/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grapefruit and other citrus fruits, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong and tart grapefruit flavor. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style. The after-taste is tart and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent lighter IPA to pound for a while.

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3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thick, brilliant white head covers this beer. It has a hazy gold color, and leaves decent lace. The smell is fruity...some pungent grapefruit scents, along with citric hop scents. There is little malt in the aroma...it's centered very much on the malt. The taste is moderately bitter, with a resiny, orange-peel flavor. The finish is long and hoppy. An interesting and enjoyable, hoppy brew.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 06/02/2014 printed on the bottleneck. My first beer from Abita Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are moderate.

Poured into a miniature Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright hazed golden orange. Some sediment and carbonation visible. Just under two fingers of foamy off-white head. Some nice clarity to the beer when held to the light. Very nice.

S - The smell of grapefruit hits me immediately upon unprying the cap. Very authentic and juicy red grapefruit juice and very little else. A bit of earthy / grassy / piney hop qualities do show themselves, but the grapefruit soda smell is dominant. A hint of honeyed malt.

T - This is actually very interesting, but there is something not quite right about it. Lots of authentic juicy grapefruit pulp bitterness going on. Earthy piney hoppiness present underneath with some dry bready malts.

M - Feel is dry, bready, and bitter. Sticky pine resin / grapefruit / hop bitterness on the palate. Medium bodied with good carbonation, if maybe just a tad high.

Overall, I quite enjoyed it. A little rough around the edges, but it is a nice drinking grapefruit IPA. The grapefruit does come through more so in the aroma than the taste, but it is still distinct. An enjoyable beer from Abita, and I look forward to more.

Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA ---3.5/5

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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.