Thursday, February 27, 2014

Grapefruit Harvest IPA


It's been a while since I grabbed anything new from Abita. I wasn't even sure whether or not I had tried this Grapefruit Harvest IPA before or not. Nope! On the back label, this is described as "a brilliant golden IPA with a subtle zest of grapefruit flavor... made with real Louisiana Ruby-Red grapefruits." 6.0% alcohol.

Pleasant aroma, a little tropical fruit, some grapefruit, hints of pine. Juicy grapefruit flavors come first, not overly bitter. Light pine hoppiness. And there is also a sweet malty backbone, a little floral, a little herbal. NOT really anywhere near an IPA in my opinion, but the flavors are pretty good. Barely leans bitter. Finish is astringent and dry. Carbonation just right.

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