Grapefruit Harvest IPA | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Mikecap on 11-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
571
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
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20
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a nice murky gold with a medium sized white head. The aroma is big on grapefruit, hops and grain. The taste is a nice blend of hops and citrus, really good flavor.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scratch69
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a pale to medium gold color.

The aroma hits of citrus candy, grapefruit zest, grapefruit flesh.

The flavor follows with lots of grapefruit zest, lemon peel up front, bitter grapefruit candy, a light bready malt, grain, and a hint of sweetness, onto an almost spicy finish. It lingers with grapefruit pith. The beer is more of a Grapefruit Ale than an IPA.

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Photo of shivtim
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockRuler
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first fruity beer and I liked it. Tastes like an IPA with a grapefruit aftertaste, imagine that! Nice balance. I'd drink again for a change of pace. Refreshing. Nice job. Cheers!

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Photo of TTripp725
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a bottle so I'm not getting the full effect. Grapefruit is pronounced throughout. Compliments, or overpowers, the hop character depending on how you look at it. Carbonation stood out as unusually high - almost made this like an alcoholic grapefruit soda, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, not spectacular as an IPA, but good for variety in winter seasonals.

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Photo of BobbySads
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HiWire
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orange with one finger head. Good head retention. Smells spicy with citrus. Tastes mildly hoppy with minor malt quality. Mouthfeel is thin with low carbonation. Moderate lacing.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This poured nice from the 12 oz bottle into a Mason Jar, great thick white head and fair lace, good honey gold color that looks inviting. Aroma is pith with just a hint of Grapefruit...could've been pith from any citrus fruit. Taste was very good in that the Grapefruit really steps up, this is not a HARDCORE IPA and I'm glad it's not because this is a refreshing IPA that has a solid fruit flavor and a great finish that hangs on. Mouthfeel is crisp in a light to medium range with a slightly bitter edge in the finish. Overall this is a solid beer for what it says it offers, I really enjoyed this and I'm glad I picked it up...If I wanted a hard IPA I would seek it out but if I'm looking for a tasty Grapefruit IPA I'd grab a 6 pack of this one here.

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Photo of kmahe
4.64/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had plenty of fruit beers. Some taste like beer with a hint of fruit, others taste like fruit with a hint of beer. Depending on the style of beer and fruit, I prefer one over the other. With other fruit IPA's I prefer beer with a hint of fruit. Though many IPAs often have a citrus component to their flavor.

With this IPA, it tastes like grapefruit with a hint of IPA. It's not awful, but I think I'd rather taste more of the IPA than the grapefruit. Though this may be a good intro IPA to people who can't tolerate too much bitterness.

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Photo of Lettsgo3
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dduquette
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UnderStageMan
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexFields
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Grapefruit Harvest IPA from Abita Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 571 ratings.
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