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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mikecap on 11-29-2013)
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schoolboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.3%

Excellent! This is just as I imagined it could be - great!

It looks like a good AIPA - nice and yellow/orange with just a bit of lacing. The aroma is a nice unique blend of grapefruit and hoppy goodness. It works.

Similarly, the taste is a great balanced AIPA with a bit of added tartness from a grapefruit additive. It totally works - it is like an APA, but with a lot going on. The aftertaste similarly is very tart but totally refreshing. It all works.

An interesting experiment would be a 2x - make it maltier and just a tad more grapefruit. As it is, though, this is a well made, unique brew. Recommended.

04-19-2014 19:54:38 | More by schoolboy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I thoroughly enjoyed Abita's root beer last night, so I figured I'd grab another bottle from bayou country. This stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grass, pine resin, rube red grapefruit peel, and an off-putting bit of cabbage. The taste focuses on the grapefruit (I know, contain your shock), with some light caramel, grass, mild pine, and orange zest bits floating around in the background ether. Thankfully, that odd cabbage bit is gone, but the grass and grapefruit occasionally clash, making up for any positive ground gained. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, it delivers what it promises, but it's not all that great-tasting, what with the clash of hops and grapefruit.

04-19-2014 16:16:54 | More by TMoney2591
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

04-17-2014 23:57:54 | More by Shafaegalo
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-17-2014 22:01:35 | More by SkinniePost
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-16-2014 01:22:56 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-14-2014 13:48:52 | More by let8it8grow
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hickmancase

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-10-2014 04:04:13 | More by hickmancase
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misfit138ad

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-09-2014 20:03:40 | More by misfit138ad
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hit728

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-09-2014 16:49:47 | More by hit728
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28%

04-07-2014 11:37:32 | More by tjsmith910
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themind

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.5%

04-06-2014 15:46:41 | More by themind
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-06-2014 05:24:44 | More by ThaHealer
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Filabee

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

04-05-2014 13:51:58 | More by Filabee
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-01-2014 22:16:30 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

03-28-2014 23:48:15 | More by GABrew
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APB

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

03-28-2014 08:38:19 | More by APB
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +9.8%

The Abita Grapefruit Harvest is a nice beer. The appearance was docked because its lack of lacing. It poured clear (I made sure no sediment made it to my glass) with thin white head....not lace. The scent carried a fresh hop with bitter citrus flare. The taste carries grapefruit but it is very well balanced with sweet malt. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and I would drink it again.

03-28-2014 00:36:24 | More by WoodBrew
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asuburbanman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-27-2014 01:03:49 | More by asuburbanman
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-26-2014 23:52:46 | More by tarheels4life23
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dsl72701

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-26-2014 18:07:28 | More by dsl72701
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-25-2014 02:00:15 | More by millerbuffoon
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-23-2014 23:59:57 | More by bumchilly25
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withliterature

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +13.3%

After disliking Abita's Purple Haze with raspberries and absolutely hating their Strawberry Harvest Lager, I was hesitant to try another fruit beer from the brewery, especially at my neighborhood bar where it was going for $7/tulip glass.

I was pleasantly surprised by this IPA. If you enjoy citrus-y IPAs and Mosaic and Citra hops, you'll probably like this. The flavour and aroma reminded me more of hops than of fruit additives, which in my opinion is a good thing. Excellent aroma, excellent flavour, lovely mouthfeel, nice and dry with the right amount of carbonation.

I'm looking forward to finding this in 6-packs or on tap for less than seven bucks. I could get through a lot of this during the summer.

03-23-2014 21:32:30 | More by withliterature
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-22-2014 18:30:09 | More by leroybrown10
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-21-2014 23:18:48 | More by tdm168
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.