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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Abita Grapefruit Harvest is a brilliant golden IPA with a subtle zest of grapefruit flavor and aroma that enhances the strong hop character. This bright, snappy brew is made with real Louisiana Ruby-Red grapefruits, pale, pilsner and caramel malts and cascade hops. The strong hop profile and subtle zest of grapefruit make it a good choice with grilled chicken. This brew would also pair well with ceviche or raw Louisiana oysters.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkeh (258) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at Hay Merchant Houston. No head when it arived. Golden color. The grapefruit dominated the taste spectrum. Ok IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
CelticBrew (882) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2901) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CObiased (65) - - JAN 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1262) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (726) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
This one is fruity and enjoyable. This would be so good on a warm summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are both citrus, grapefruit, hoppy, bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1269) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
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.

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