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Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA

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79
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310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

wrightst, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

SD-Alefan, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

twelveinches, May 04, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is faint grapefruit.
The taste has a strong grapefruit bitter start which mellows out to sweet and malt balance in the middle to finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The lack of smell was a letdown but the grapefruit (from real grapefruit) flavor was nice.

Fatehunter, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

sneezye, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Oidmoe, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

LJWalker, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Andy_Luft, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

thatoneguymike, Apr 26, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky amber with superb 4-finger (!) head. Lovely, frilly lace.

Aroma is nicely grapefruit, no doubt about it, through and through. Seems okay so far.

Taste is definitely heavy on the grapefruit, but sweet rather than tart, sour, or acidic. I get very little bitterness, as one would expect from (A) a grapefruit-infused beer, and (B) an IPA. There's also a vague mineral-like flavor underneath the flavoring, which detracts slightly from my tasting.

And although this is quite approachable and easy to drink, I think it lacks some essential American IPA characteristics (like a touch of bittering). Certainly not a bad beer, just something I'm not completely sold on.

secondtooth, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

shoretaxi, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bscuderi, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

sweemzander, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

dannyfayy, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Bubbalito, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

schoolboy, Apr 19, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

TMoney2591, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Shafaegalo, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

let8it8grow, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

hickmancase, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

misfit138ad, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

hit728, Apr 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

tjsmith910, Apr 07, 2014
Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.