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IPAs or APAs with the most grapefruit flavor

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BrownAleMale, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Advocate (645) Wisconsin Dec 14, 2011 Verified

    My palate is slowly developing with hops and I just tried an APA called Anti Hero that had a delish grapefruit flavor. Was wondering others that have this taste that are somewhat easily accessable.
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  2. iadler

    iadler Savant (450) Illinois Aug 12, 2009 Verified

    Surly Furious has a ton of grapefruit flavor. Also just had Kiwi Rising, and that thing was grapefruit galore.
  3. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (390) Indiana Oct 10, 2009

    Anything with Citra Hops, so Zombie Dust, Torpedo, KR Citra
  4. Pliny the Elder is pure grapfruit juice. Lots of Lagunitas beers have a ruby red grapefruit bittersweetness to them.
  5. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Advocate (645) Wisconsin Dec 14, 2011 Verified

    Can you name me a specific Lagunitas?
  6. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,170) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    odells IPA is what you want
  7. raffels

    raffels Savant (300) West Virginia Dec 12, 2009

    Smuttynose FinestKind...

    Forgot Racer 5...
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  8. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,170) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    An APA with Grapefruit would be Alpha King
  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,170) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    2Hearted for sure
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  10. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (810) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Two words: Nugget Freakin' Nectar
  11. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (630) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Verified

    Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA

    I know it says orange, but the taste is straight Grapefruit.
  12. Maximus. Lagunitas Sucks will be released soon. The Imperial Red, Lucky 13 Alt, WTF, even a Little Sumpin' Sumpin has that ruby red citrus to go along with some orange and tropical notes.
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  13. Harpoons IPA comes to mind. Prob not the best option here but definitely grapefruit flavor
  14. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Another vote for Kiwi Rising here.

    Finestkind and Two Hearted (which I kind of see as kissing cousins) have me scratching my head a bit - I guess it could be the bedbugs. :)
  15. I'd go with Sculpin, just had one two days ago and it was like getting smacked in the face with grapefruit as soon as I opened it.
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  16. Agreed. I always think two hearted is more floral than citrus but I've heard people say both.
  17. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Odd Side's Citra Pale Ale (tap only I think). Terrific.
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  18. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Savant (320) Delaware Oct 30, 2012 Verified

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  19. MDDMD

    MDDMD Advocate (615) Pennsylvania Jun 4, 2011 Verified

    Zombie Dust, Sculpin, Pliny, Sucks and Two-Hearted are the ones I can think of that give you tons of grapefruit.
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  20. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    It's not on the shelves quite yet, but Red Chair is packed with grapefruit flavor.
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  21. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 15, 2011

    caldera ipa is like drinking grapefruit juice. I love anti hero though, great beer.
  22. oldedog

    oldedog Savant (310) Connecticut Oct 23, 2012

    deviant dales flower power gandhi bot all very good oh so citrusy
  23. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (450) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    Lagunitas Hop Stupid.
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  24. It's a DIPA but Abrasive has huge grapefruit flavor. Did a side by side with Pliny and Abrasive was way more grapefruity.
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  25. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Zombie Dust
    Alesmith IPA
    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    RR PTE
    Boneyard Hop Venom
    Widmer Bros. Nelson IPA
    Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn

    those are just some that come to my mind immediately.
  26. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (495) New York Jan 13, 2010 Verified

    Brooklyn Blast (currently draft only, will be bottled this year) is one of my favorite grapefruity DIPAS
  27. GoGators

    GoGators Champion (755) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    Kane Head High
  28. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Advocate (710) Massachusetts May 15, 2008 Verified

    Hop Stoopid or Standard Lagunitas IPA should cure your itch.

    Also Ithaca Flower Power. Smuttynose IPA
  29. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Savant (385) Florida Mar 16, 2012 Verified

    Sixpoint Resin is grapefruit ipa all day.

    2 hearted when its fresh has some good grapefruit flavor as well also just a delicious ipa
  30. Red Chair is a monster. I get more orange than grapefruit. Fantastic caramel notes as well. Great flavors, but the body in that beer... so damn smooth, creamy and drinkable. So inviting. I think I killed a sixer in under two hours last spring.
  31. Columbus IPA!!!
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  32. Not the best beer in this thread by any stretch (although still quite enjoyable), I get a ton of grapefruit from Widmer Bros. Drifter APA.
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  33. joakley

    joakley Zealot (85) North Carolina Aug 17, 2009

    Dales pale ale!
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  34. I never thought Torpedo had any citrus to it, nor some others mentioned here like regular Lagunitas IPA, Racer 5 or Green Flash. They all seemed piney/resinous to me.

    But the first DIPA I had was Avery Maharajah and when I tasted it, I wondered why they put grapefruit juice in beer.
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  35. kismet

    kismet Aficionado (180) Illinois Sep 8, 2011

    founders reds rye pa has quite the grapefruit aroma/taste. i opened one in the kitchen, my wife walks by a minute later unaware about the reds rye and asked if i were eating a grapefruit. good stuff.
  36. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Maximus...when fresh...is like fresh ruby red grapefruit to me. I love the stuff. It is a regular in my fridge.
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  37. little sumpin' sumpin' ale, FF Exit 16 and Ballast Point's Sculpin come to mind
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  38. erikl48

    erikl48 Savant (295) Pennsylvania Jun 29, 2011

    Headwaters is pure citrus
  39. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (590) New York Mar 7, 2009 Verified

    Saranac White IPA has tons of grapefruit flavor
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  40. Sweet water IPA

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