gkeh (258) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hay Merchant Houston. No head when it arived. Golden color. The grapefruit dominated the taste spectrum. Ok IPA.
CelticBrew (882) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a lightly hazed, deep yellow body with an inch of dissipating, white foam. Aroma is definitely grapefruit with a decent malty backbone. Flavour of grapefruit upfront, lots of citrus fruits following, some spice, sweet malt balance and minor lingering bitterness. Decent.
LinusStick (2901) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyed this beer. Aroma and taste were both dominated by grapefruit and not much else. I would probably classify this beer as a fruit beer because the hop and malt profile are very weak and barely break through the delicious juicy grapefruit. While not a good IPA this is a delicious and tart grapefruit beer.
CObiased (65) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Vibrant grapefruit aroma dominates the nose. Weird beer. A weak hop profile is enhanced by the addition of grapefruit. Refreshing and unique. Only for grapefruit lovers.
Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i really like this one. very acidic and grapefruit flavored beer. you really dont taste the amlt or hopps in this one. very close to a radler. had a bottle pour at home. pours yellow with a white head.
mmmbeer (1262) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a mildly opaque orange-tan color, thin white head around the glass for a head, nominal lacing upon the vessel. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt wasnít soaked in caramel which is refreshing for once, middle has an even but small hop crescent, finish is acidic with notes of grapefruit shinning through. Nice, considering I donít like grapefruit!
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear dark gold with some foaming white head. Nose has some traditional IPA notes, lemon, orange, mild dankness, some sweetness, but there is a fresh juice character there too. A surprising level of juiciness in the flavor, grapefruit juice that is, some of those San Pellegrino fruit sodas, lemon, orange. Really drinks more like a radler than anything else. Not bad in that way, just not an IPA.
nathan30533 (726) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one is fruity and enjoyable. This would be so good on a warm summer day.
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are both citrus, grapefruit, hoppy, bitter
DialSquare (3028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Pace High Carryout: yellow pour with white head and visible carbonation. aroma of pleasant sweet citrus, grapefruit, grain. Tastes of grapefruit, sweet juicy citrus, grain, lightly acidic. Yeah, fun.
Chad9976 (1269) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many IPAs tend to have a citrusy taste due to the hops used in their brewing, so it would seem to make sense to brew an IPA with grapefruit. Ironically enough, Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA isnít particularly grapefruit-y nor IPA-y (yeah I know those terms donít exist Ė so sue me). Itís more of a pale ale with some fruit essence to it and in that respect it works.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It had a best by date of 4/15/15 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Hazy orange hue, though some carbonation is visible. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which laces and retains pretty well.
Smell: Typical citrusy IPA aroma with some flower notes, though a bit milder than most. No noticeable grapefruit aroma, though.
Taste: The palette here is what I would consider a very pedestrian, or mainstream, or even ďstarterĒ IPA. Coming in at only 40 IBUs, Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA is not exactly a hop bomb. And despite the name, itís not exactly a fruity bomb, either. Thereís a solid pale malt foundation which accounts for mild sweetness, but thereís also distinct Cascade hop presence as well. A light citrus and floral flavor combination is noticeable from beginning to end of each swig. The actual grapefruit character is more of an implication than an overt flavor component. Some tartness and a hint of zesty spice, but not much in the way of authentic fruit or juiciness. It actually emerges more in the aftertaste than at any other time in the palette.
Drinkability: A mild palette delivered via a crisp mouthfeel is usually a winning combination, and Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA is no exception. Itís even refreshing for a moment while in the mouth, and it finishes quite clean, as well. At 6% ABV it could (and should) be a little bigger in body and taste, but at least it doesnít come across as a session beer.