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IPAs brewed with fruit?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by zstef99, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. zstef99

    zstef99 Aficionado (215) New York Dec 25, 2008

    Just wondering if there are any IPAs out there brewed with citrus or other tropical fruit added. Seems like it could bring out the fruit flavors already present in the hops, similar to how adding chocolate or coffee to stouts can enhance the flavors that are already there. So are there any grapefruit, mango, etc IPAs out there?
  2. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Dieu Du Ciel just brewed a kumquat IPA, though it's brewpub only at the moment. I'll probably go taste it as soon as I'm not sick anymore!
  3. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    This. On tap every spring at a bar next door to my condo. My go-to spring IPA.
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  4. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Short's and Half Acres Freedom of 78. IPA with Guava, Pure Guava to be exact. God damn tasty beer.
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  5. joshodonn

    joshodonn Savant (345) Florida Jan 21, 2011

    Cigar City has a Peach IPA that is to die for... They've also done Grapefruit and Mango I believe, and I'm sure they've done others that I'm drawing a blank on.
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  6. Dunham Leo's Early Breakfast IPA is brewed with guava and earl grey tea.
  7. I just brewed an all Brett Wheat IPA with apricots and tons of late addition hops Citra, Amarillo, Nelson, galaxy, and Simcoe. Tastes like heaven should taste
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  8. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    WOW...holy crap that sounds good!
  9. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Savant (300) Michigan Apr 12, 2010

    Looks like Mid-April for this. Good stuff!
  10. Howe Sound Brewing here in BC just released their Super Jupiter IPA brewed with grapefruit. Very citrusy, but not enough of a hop profile for my liking.
  11. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (645) Maine May 1, 2011

    Looking forward to Aprihop in a month or so.
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  12. zstef99

    zstef99 Aficionado (215) New York Dec 25, 2008

    What is the purpose of replies like this? It's rude and pointless.

    Thanks to everyone else for the responses. Aprihop is the only one so far that's available in my area. Never had it but I'll try it this year.
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  13. Aprihop combines 3 of my favourite (Cdn spelling) things:

    1. DFH
    2. IPA's
    3. Apricots

    Try it if you haven't had the chance yet.
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  14. Meh?
  15. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Advocate (685) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    Not sure if they're still making it, but Widmer's Shaddock IPA had grapefruit peel in it and it was pretty damn good when fresh as part of the rotator series.
  16. Luckily, I have access to that here on the West Coast...highly reccomended. Nice call!
  17. Thanks, so good so far. I'm currently dry hopping with Citra and Amarillo. I think it's my best brew yet. If your a home brewer I'd gladly send you the recipe.
  18. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    I just started getting into homebrewing, but I don't think I have access to those kinds of ingredients in Montreal unfortunately! Still, yes, I'd love to see the recipe please!
  19. robhbest

    robhbest Aficionado (205) Michigan Apr 16, 2012

    Its an interesting idea we've been throwing around the brew club for awhile. Were looking at brewing a pineapple IPA sometime this year.
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  20. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    That sounds like an amazing idea too... love pineapple. Got to start writing this stuff down for future projects lol
  21. Spearhead Hawaiian Style Pale Ale is an IPA brewed with pineapple.
  22. Neither with citrus nor with tropical fruits but

    BrewDog Hello, My Name is Beastie – with blackberries
    BrewDog Hello, My Name is Ingrid – with cloudberries
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  23. I'm totally shocked & disappointed that someone would post a rude and pointless reply on an internet forum, especially on Beer Advocate where we're all brothers of the hops. What's wrong with these world wide web things anyway?
    cavedave likes this.
  24. corey0212

    corey0212 Savant (370) Connecticut Oct 27, 2007

    I once had a homebrewed honeydew melon IPA that was astonishingly good.
  25. zstef99

    zstef99 Aficionado (215) New York Dec 25, 2008

    I didn't say I was shocked but its still rude and contributes nothing, kind of like your post.
  26. spitshaded

    spitshaded Savant (345) Virginia Nov 12, 2012

    Lost Rhino makes their IIPA Hop Star with mangoes. I think it's brewery only though.
  27. GFG

    GFG Savant (315) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    I'd like that recipe if you wouldn't mind. It sounds fantastic.
  28. dougfur

    dougfur Savant (355) New York Jan 24, 2011

    A friend brewed a DIPA with rose petals a couple of years ago. It was quite good!
  29. CharlatanSin

    CharlatanSin Savant (450) Connecticut May 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Not fruit, but I feel like I'm tasting more and more Ginger IPAs at beer fests. I think ginger and citrus go great together -- it's the best tea, after all. My current homebrew goal is to perfect a ginger IPA -- got great results with ginger and citra dry-hopping.
  30. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Shorts The Liberator is a tongue scraping IIPA of excellent quality brewed with grapefruit peel IIRC. So fucking good, but not for beginners.
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Holy Hell this sounds incredible.
  32. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Savant (380) Pennsylvania Sep 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    DFH Hellhound On My Ale, all the lemon you could possibly want in an IPA
  33. BKBassist

    BKBassist Advocate (525) New York Jan 24, 2013

    This, they also did an agave one. Preferred the orange.
  34. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Savant (425) Missouri Jun 10, 2008 Beer Trader

    Tyranena Scurvy is an IPA brewed with orange peel.
  35. Both are available only in their home states, but Shorts Liberator is made with orange peel and Triton (Indy) dry-peeled a batch of their Railsplitter IPA for Winterfest this year and it was amazing!
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    Was gonna mention this. Amazing stuff.