Saturday, January 3, 2015

Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA

I tend to over look Abita beers sometimes, not because they aren’t good, it just that they are a good average brewer of beer. I like some Abita beers more than others. I have been to their brewery and have posted a review of their tour. But today I have a newer beer from the Abita Brewery, Grapefruit Harvest IPA, 6.0% ABV and an IBU of 40. This Abita IPA is brewed with real Louisiana Ruby-Red grapefruits, pale, pilsner, and caramel malts and Cascade hops. Grapefruit Harvest pours an orange copper color with a two finger bright white head. There plenty of light coming through with healthy amounts of carbonation bubbles. The aroma is like its name; there is big grapefruit with some piney, hoppy earth notes. The taste is of a piney grapefruit with a little hint of bitterness from the hops. But the grapefruit flavor is the dominant flavor here. Grapefruit Harvest has a nice bitter citrus finish with a nice medium smooth mouth feel. The aftertaste is of bitter citrus grapefruit with small touches of a piney flavor. Overall Grapefruit Harvest is a nice drinkable low bitterness IPA. I wouldn’t call Grapefruit Harvest sessionable due to the 6.o% ABV but you don’t really taste that its 6%. Grapefruit Harvest is a B, easy drinking IPA with a nice solid flavor that isn’t overwhelming. Grapefruit Harvest is the best IPA in the world though, it needs half a percent more malt to make it any better, but I like it just they way it was. But I would commend Grapefruit Harvest and would have this again. So go out and try Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA and see what you think. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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