Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BrownAleMale, Dec 16, 2012.
After looking at reviews this seems to be a good starting point. Thanks!
Drinkin that right now!
Maximus for sure. And Karl Strauss Tower Ten.
I remember Bridgeport IPA having a grapefruit flavour. Also Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn
Green Flash West Coast IPA, Flower Power, Southern Tier 2xIPA (really noticed grapefruit with this one)
Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude #5. May as well have been made with grapefruit, by grapefruit, for grapefruit. On grapefruit day. In grapefruit town. And fermented in grapefruit.
I get grapefruit from Maximus
I'd say pure tangerine juice and fresh cut grass....and dank 420 to boot
Tired Hands Flavorama
HF Citra and Double Citra
PtE = Tangerine - Pineapple, fresh cut grass and lingering 420
Bad Boy = Much of the same, add mango
Heady Topper - Mauna Lai juice and oranges, dank pine.
Dreadnaught = Big Mango, Tropical juice and BIG Peaches....Marajuana in spades, etc
ADD highly hyped IPA/DIPA HERE
Only reason why I can relate to when descriptors of grapefruit come up is becuase IPA & DIPAs finish bitter for the most part. Am I wrong? I LOVE citrussy hops but HATE GRAPEFRUIT as a food.
Anyone else feel the same way?
Taste is subjective; that may as well be this site's mantra.
To answer your question, I have gotten grapefruit in Surly Wet 2012, Deschutes Chasin' Freshies, nearly every Sierra Nevada, Founders Double Trouble, Dreadnaught, and Zombie Dust.
I haven't gotten marijuana in very many beers, so that's my smell/palate fault, I guess?
So you have been drinking those IPA's only for 10+years? Try beers with centennial, cascade and especially chinook.
Many others I left out. Double Sunshine beaming with oranges, mangos and Pineapples (very well balanced with the malts but no straight up grapefruit for me) Feel free to give examples...
I've pretty much decided to give IPAs a break, because of the grapefruit taste. I would contribute it to my palate, if my wife and dad hadn't said the exact same thing, without any prompting from me.
Zombie Dust (technically an APA)
etc, etc ,etc....
Turned down an offer for Heady Topper for fear of the grapefruit hatred.
Glad it works for you. Wish it would for me, with all the great IPAs out there.
Try more grapefruit flesh, not just the rind.
Finest Kind, Nugget Nectar, Resin, etc
Only beer that comes to mind with a big grapefruit punch.
the reference to grapefruit is not literal (if it is you're just wrong) just like when folks write chocolate they are referring to the suggestion or approximation of the flavor rather than the actual taste (have you ever drank a beer that tasted like an actual chocolate bar? doubt it).
Just had a Flower Power which I though had a distinct grapefruit flavor.
That sounds really, really cannibalistic.
A couple weekends ago I tried Fresh Squeezed IPA at the Deschutes Brewpub in Portland. It had plenty of citrus aromas and a huge ruby red grapefruit flavor right up front. Really good stuff. A recent review of the beer mentions that there are plans to bottle it next year, so you might want to keep your eyes open for that one.
The question must be asked......have you ever actually eaten a grapefruit?
If so, then I find your disability,to be very odd. On the other hand, you seem to have been blessed with other exraordinary taste abilities,including the ability to taste mauna lai juice in your beer!
You say you don't like grapefruit, I think it's just your mind associating the flavors that you enjoy in the beer to flavors you know you enjoy. Really, you've listed a lot of other citrus notes you've tasted, just not grapefruit. I love grapefruit, and to me personally, heady topper has HUGE grapefruit notes. As does Dreadnaught. I think you just taste them as other fruits, because you like the way the beer tastes and your mind (and palate) knows the flavors you enjoy.
I've never tasted onion/green onion, but there's a whole thread about beers I've had dozens of times that I should have been tasting onions in. I'm not worried about it.
that's 3 words.
Somebody said Hoptimum earlier. Have to agree with that one, also have to agree with PTE being pure grapefruit juice, but to me it also has a ton of sweetness behind all that grapefruit.
I'm the same way, I get more grapefruit rind/oil on the nose than the palate. I taste plenty of other citrus fruits in IPAs but not that one, and I have had my fair share of IPAs and DIPAs. Grapefruits don't actually taste the way most people think they do, they are pretty acidic and bitter, much more so than the juicy hop flavors of most modern American IPAs.
One batch of Hair of the Dog Blue Dot DIPA a couple of years ago had a finish that tasted like I had just eaten a piece of grapefruit. And I do mean that literally. I love grapefruit, so I loved the beer as well. Subsequent batches have not had that punch.
I agree, hops have kind of a Rorschach effect to them, they taste and smell different to everyone and reflect things you like or are familiar with.
Why are you tasting mango in your beers and weed instead of hops? Never have I tasted a mango IPA, and as you said it...EVER. Stop smoking. Kills cilia.
A fresh, draught Lagunitas IPA is heavily grapefruit.
Schlafly's Tasmamian IPA is the most grapefruit flavor I've ever gotten.
I smoked weed for over ten years and I've still never ONCE tasted weed in any beer of mine. I get grapefruit all the time. Palettes, man, crazy things.
Everyone has their own unique set of taste receptors. You may not be able to taste/smell what people call grapefruit in beer. I get the onion/garlic in some beers. I get pine and tropical fruit in some beers, and my wife gets cat pee.
My note detecting skills is pretty poor but the Good Life Descender IPA I had recently definitely had a grapefruit vibe going on.
Grapefruit is the easiest flavor to identify in IPAs because its not a "reminds me of" or a "brings to minds sort of a ....", but rather its grapefruit, in your face waving a Tropicana flag.
When I had my first DIPA, Hop Wallop, I thought the beer was bad because it tasted exactly like grapefruit
Caldera, Sculpin, Maharaja, Zombie Dust, Smuttynose IPA, Hop Wallop, Sweetwater.
Fill in something from a Plains state or Texas and you should have varying degrees of grapefruit wherever you go.
For those that have had Society & Solitude #5 can it get any more grapefruity?
Union Jack, Odells IPA and Red Chair are my faves
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