Grapefruit Harvest IPA - Abita Brewing Co.

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342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.39/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a pale yellow with an off white, very fizzy head. The smell is all grapefruit and acid. The taste was heavy on the grapefruit, but the flavors of the hops and grapefruit together were actually very well paired and mingled with one another nicely. Didn't think I would like this one at all and it came to be a pretty refreshing brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Photo of etoimazo
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve begun searching for the ideal after-mowing-the-lawn brew for the summer. I’ve enjoyed a few homebrews with fresh citrus (typically orange) zest over the years. The use of fruit bitterness to replace or augment some of the otherwise-too-hoppy-for-summer IBU count of a typical IPA appeals to me. Given Abita’s reputation and a relatively low IBU of 40 for an IPA, I figured I check this one out.

Appearance- hazy and inviting – ideal straw-colored lightness for sipping while watching a summer sunset

Aroma- grapefruit blends nicely with cascade hop character

Taste- grapefruit dominates and persists, but a bit too tart and dry for my palate. Abita uses Ruby Red grapefruit zest, but I’m not sufficiently discerning to detect whether this differs from white grapefruit.

Overall- This IPA has the right balance I’m looking for – not too hoppy and yet sufficiently refreshing, but I’d prefer something a little less tart.

Tweaks – I happened to have a growler of Great South Bay’s Blood Orange Pale Ale in the fridge, so I tried a 50/50 blend. Result: perfection! Reminiscent of the Bluebird Orange Grapefruit Juice I drank as a kid.

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.