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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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284 Ratings
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013)
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-12-2013 14:58:25 | More by CDCNAM
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden amber with a short whitish head that fades to a splotchy lace on the sides of my glass.

Smell: Definite citrus and grapefruit with a mild but present hop aroma, some grass and earth. Not screaming IPA or hops to me.

Taste: Get a load of juicy grapefruit up front but some hops come through as it warms. Drinks more like a fruit beer than an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with decent carbonation and a crisp finish. Would be quite refreshing on a hot day.

Overall: Eh, not great but it's worth a shot. I hoped for a slightly better offering but this is decent and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 02:25:23 | More by Mikecap
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-08-2013 04:30:36 | More by WDJersey
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-08-2013 03:26:42 | More by gritz147
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Persistently rising effervescence. Settles quickly but not completely. Persistent yet spotty lacing.

S: Light hop, and plenty of grapefruit.

T: Standard IPA character... hops are prominent. Accentuated with hints of sweet and lightly bitter grapefruit.

M: Light and crisp, with a bit of syrupy feel.

D: Light and sessionable, yet enough for a flavorful experience.

Atmosphere is pretty strong. Nice bubbly head, and persistent lacing. Nose is light and hoppy with prominently available grapefruit. Light hoppy character, but accentuated with just the right amount of sweet and lightly bitter grapefruit. Well-balanced, and neither component overpowers the other. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 23:19:06 | More by bmwats
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a cask glass.

A- Pours a clean light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains nicely before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Sugary grapefruit aroma with the hops balancing things out with some grassy quality.

T- Big grapefruit in the front that's still sweet but more mild than in the aroma. The hops also aren't quite as present and present only a light bitterness. Kind of a weak aftertaste since there isn't much of a malt backbone. Easy to drink.

M- Thin, almost watery. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- I was glad that the fruitiness wasn't over the top like in Stone's Grapefruit Slam but this one needed more body and malt to round things out. Still, very drinkable and goes well with food but not something I would continually revisit.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 19:24:28 | More by Immortale25
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-06-2013 22:58:43 | More by JamesStreet
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AnchorDrops

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into goblet, best by 4/24/2014

A-Golden amber, medium head fades with some lacing

S-Ruby red grapefruit, some bready malt

T-Follows the smell, grapefruit zest, hoppy bitterness, very little sweetness, leaves lingering grapefruit peel bitterness

M-relatively thin, medium/heavy carbonation

O-Drinks more like a pale ale than an IPA, quite refreshing. Grapefruit flavors are present but not overwhelming. I feel like it would be better with a bit more malty sweetness to balance the grapefruit zest if one were to consider this an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 03:14:10 | More by AnchorDrops
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-30-2013 01:20:58 | More by ortie
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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
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