edwardbass (397) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is not an IPA, but is much more like a fruit beer. It has a very light body, and not much in the malt or hops department. The grapefruit aroma is very nice, and the taste is not overpowering. If you enjoy grapefruit, you’ll probably like this beer. If you’re looking for an IPA with grapefruit, look elsewhere.
superspak (2112) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/29/2014. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, grapefruit peel, tangerine, orange zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, light bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with nice authentic grapefruit and bright hop notes with moderate malt presence; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, grapefruit peel, tangerine, orange zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, floral, grass, light pine, light bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice authentic grapefruit and hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruit IPA. All around good balance of grapefruit, hop, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
DWestrick (412) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No denying the "grapefruit" in Grapefruit Harvest IPA. Little much for my taste - but I could see this being popular with some.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is ruby red grapefruit, malt, hops. Tastes like ruby red grapefruit, a very natural flavor, with hops, pale malt, and a resiny finish with more juicy grapefruit. This is a very good beer, and one of the best from this brewer.
Frank (2295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is stupid but it’s not all together bad. Grapefruit and IPA are a natural marriage so it’s really not the end of the world to combine the two. The grapefruit character is a little too strong to be from actual grapefruit and that gives it a bit of a candy-like character. The commercial description says this has a "subtle zest of grapefruit flavor" which is an interesting way of saying this is made w/ grapefruit flavoring and not actual grapefruit zest so I suspect that is the reason for this. Still, it works OK in both concept and execution and while this lacks acidity to make it a realistically grapefruity beverage and there is a metallic twinge in the finish, it is otherwise pretty OK. It is still stupid though.
OPIE788 (216) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy copper color. Very little aroma. What I can get is weak grain. Flavor is underwhelming. Sweet citrus hop and malt mix.
drfabulous (3559) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Lots of carbonation. Orange body. Light aroma and some grapefruit flavors throughout. Not much of a nose. Overall, grapefruit yields to the malt build.
rumproasts (2011) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with one finger head. Grapefruit flavor with fairly light hops. There’s the bitterness you’d expect, but could use a bigger hop punch.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer. Pour is cloudy and yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is full of grapefruit I mean like you have it right in front of you to good. Flavor is like the aroma tons of grapefruit and hops.
maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits in Athens. Light citrusy nose, tangy fruit juice. Hazy light blonde color. Grapefruit juice, pure and simple / fruit tang and grapefruit rind / finishes with mild hops and then fades. Thin body. Interesting little experiment with the real real grapefruit juice, I guess. Like adding real chocolate to a stout, instead of attempting to produce that flavor with the malt and the brewing process. But, overall, not so good. Drinkable.
1pintatatime (35) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Somewhat hazy golden color with a thick and lasting white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is almost completely citrus. Initial flavor is sweet and immediately followed by the tart grapefruit flavor and a nice, dry finish.