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Grapefruit Harvest IPA | Abita Brewing Co.

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3.54/5
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571 Ratings
Grapefruit Harvest IPAGrapefruit Harvest IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mikecap on 11-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,486
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
571
pDev:
15.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of h4ger
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-clear, deep gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, somewhat lasting, white head that leaves blotches & motes of lace. Aroma is an unbalanced mix of grapefruit pith & juice, some lime zest, a hint of tropical fruit & thin pine with a malt profile that I would call some caramel & a hint of roast. Taste is only a slightly more balanced mix of grapefruit juice, pith & zest, lime zest & a little pine with the caramel malt trailing behind. Finishes thin & bitter with notes of lime but transitioning to a lessening bitter, lime/grapefruit zest/juice & slightly astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly biting, a little prickly & somewhat drawing on the sides of the tongue.

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Photo of cliff1066
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JCastaBarry
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Dog86
4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boyle1960
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this beer 2 years ago loved it!!!! So much that we bought the last 3 cases our distributor had last fall...Just enough of a grapefruit fruit flavor mixed with a wheat beer that the grapefruit wasn't overpowering....fruity aroma .. Very refreshing nice Amber color... My only disappointment was the availability.... Would love to be able to enjoy one on a warm summer evening!!!! REFRESHING!!!

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Photo of mwar
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brew_ski
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bft1
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Somewhat grapefruit flavor but hard to tell. Not too hoppy or anything else really. I'd drink it again if given to me, but certainly not going out of my way to do this again.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Guppy314
2.1/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

There is a place in God's creation for Grapefruit beer. In fact, I think the "Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Weizen-Mix" is an amazingly good example. And this Abita IPA started off with a promisingly good look and aroma …but… Bleck! This beer manages to have all the bitterness of Grapefruit without any of the flavor.

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Photo of drinking12many
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kpowledge
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 407Guy
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of F_Amor
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My first reaction to this was, "EHHHH!" It tasted like an unbalanced bitter IPA with the added bitterness of grapefruit rind. My next thought was, "Crap I have 5 more bottles of this to drink."
After having a couple more bottles, it's grown on me. It's refreshing and clean with a nice grapefruit aroma. Maybe it just took me getting over the initial shock. I won't go buy more of this, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered to me.
Disclaimer: I generally like Abita beers. My parents live in Abita Springs and I'm inclined to support the brewery.

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Photo of zshaft
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours like grapefruit juice. smells weak grapefruit. taste follows nose. as the beer warms it gets worse. kind of malty mess with spoiled grapefruit. this beer is dRinkable but tough to finish full glass. abita is always less than average. this beer is no different.

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Photo of beergoot
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, pale yellow body capped with a very thick, creamy, white head. Fruity, citrus-like scent. Juicy, fruity flavor; lots of bitterness; mild cereal notes. Medium body; dry.

I've had this beer for a while and there is no bottling/freshness date on the label, yet this is still a decent (if unassuming) IPA. There is a grapefruit sense to the aroma and flavor that delivers the goods, yet overall, the beer is rather pedestrian. I wouldn't expend a lot of effort searching for this, but I wouldn't turn one down, either.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cwhitcher1791
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of importedfromdet
4.36/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Pours a nice thick head, light yellow, semi opaque with lots of sediment visible. Little carbonation bubbles.

Smells of sweet hops, flowers, grapefruit. Very pleasant

Taste is complex, quick bits of corn flow into hops and sweet grapefruit fighting for attention.

Feels good, light, good bite from hops at end of the sip with grapeftruit leaving a taste on the tongue.

This is nice, perfect amount of grape fruit that doesn't taste overly fruity, or artificial .

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3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sithmisfit
4.31/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me just say I love this beer. That outta the way I'm not a fan of unnecessary fruit or sediment in a beer. Color is nice and golden. Mouthfeel a bit full bodied but not unpleasant. Lots of grapefruit almost Radler style but not out shining the hops rather blending well with them. Well worth a try. I love it!

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Photo of mush
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 571 ratings
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