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Looking for a refreshing, fruity IPA/DIPA for summer. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bradystraps, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Aficionado (235) Connecticut Jan 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    I am looking for an ultra juicy, refreshing beer for summer drinking that is not overly bitter or dank and does not kill you with the grapefruit bomb taste. I know Nugget Nectar is considered an Amber/Red but it is the closest thing I have had to what I am looking for. Unfortunately, it is not available in CT.

  2. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Savant (440) California Oct 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Little sumpin sumpin.

    i'm having deja vu.
  3. can't find sumpin sumpin fresh. sumpin is wrong with this
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  4. gandhi bot. there should be no questions about that friend
  5. I would suggest Flower Power, but watch out for the ABV, it's a little on the higher side for an IPA. String together too many on a hot summer day and you're liable to get a nice beat down. Cheers!
  6. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Aficionado (235) Connecticut Jan 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    Ehhh....no. Way too bitter and grapefruity. It was good, don't get me wrong, but not what I am looking for.
  7. rails

    rails Aficionado (215) California Nov 8, 2012 Beer Trader

  8. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (955) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    How about Troegs Perpetual.
  9. Racer 5 and Two Hearted always win, for me.

    I'd say DRIPA, but since you don't live in Michigan, that's out.
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  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Since you mentioned IIPAs I'll go ahead and suggest Lagunitas Maximus- kind of strong, but oh so pineapple-orange juicy good.
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  11. i suggest maine beer co. lunch. idk if you can get it but imo there is no grapefruit and not overly bitter. sessionable tasty beer for sure.
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  12. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Aficionado (235) Connecticut Jan 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    I have had Little Sumpin' Sumpin and Maximus and didn't find them juicy juicy. Perhaps I need to try them again.
    Troegs is not available here in CT or I would have a garage full of NN.
  13. Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA if you can still find it, though it may be getting a bit old at this point.

    Clown Shoes Galatica is another option.
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  14. Beerswag

    Beerswag Savant (455) California Jan 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    Aprihop by Dog fish head if you can find it..sounds like this is the type your looking for. 2nd suggestion would be to find a white ipa such as the chainbreaker from Deschutte's. cheers!! #beerswag
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  15. deekyn

    deekyn Savant (265) California Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hop stupid
  16. Zombie Dust or Gumballhead. Probably not logical for you unless you trade
  17. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    Two hearted, white rajah, sculpin, southern tier live.
  18. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Advocate (575) North Carolina Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Not sure if its available in CT but I've seen a steady supply of Schlafly AIPA in VA . Very fruity and refreshing imo!
  19. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Advocate (595) Arizona Nov 14, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Aprihop or O'Dell''s Tree Shaker IPA. Both hoppy and fruity. Also as previously mentioned Two Hearted Ale and Deschutes Chainbreaker.
  20. JG-90

    JG-90 Savant (435) New Jersey Nov 29, 2012

    Others have mentioned most of these,

    Sculpin (I can get it in NJ, not sure about CT)
    Hop Stoopid
    Flower Power
    West Coast IPA

    I think that Aprihop (like most DFH stuff) is more malt forward, definitely not juicy, I like it, but I dont think its what OP is looking for
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  21. New England Brewing "Sea Hag - Citra" Version FTW
  22. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (430) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    Two Hearted
  23. "Ultra Juicy" you say.....

    Sure sounds like some Hop Wallop to me!
    * though it is bitter *
  24. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (815) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Racer 5, Sculpin, Loose Cannon, and even a good old Harpoon IPA I find quite refreshing from time to time
  25. Mersh

    Mersh Advocate (690) Connecticut Mar 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    I would suggest Clown Shoes Galactica or Southern Tier 2X IPA. Both available in CT.
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  26. GeorgiaBeerGuy

    GeorgiaBeerGuy Poobah (1,020) Georgia May 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    Avery XX. Wonderful.
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  27. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (340) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    Just had Aprihop for the first time a few weeks ago and liked it quite a bit; my first thought was that it would be a great summer beer. And I know it's not quite an IPA, but Prima Pils is always a great option.
  28. I second the Troegs IPA, even though it's not an IPA. The "juiciest" easy drinking non bitter IPA I can think of is Firestone Walker Double Jack. It's like Sucks, but actually good.
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  29. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (440) Florida May 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Try and get some cigar city jai alai. It's my favorite go to ipa(since its local) or look for their growler releases. They sometimes make fruity ones such as blueberry and peach jai alai ipa.
  30. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    As much as I love Two Hearted, I almost agree more with the Deschutes Chainbreaker to grab for the qualities you are lookin' for. And in your area, if I were you, I`d be lookin' for Blue Point`s White (Belgian IPA) for the same reasons.
  31. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (630) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Just got a 4 pack....The only beer that I have ever given a % to. Definitely great, by limited and expensive. Cant beat SN pale ale in cans for price and ease of finding.
  32. can't wait to see sculpin cans. but yes you are right. im about to crack a SN pale right meow
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  33. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai fits this description perfectly, but you're in Connecticut
  34. Pdh32

    Pdh32 Aspirant (35) Florida Jun 1, 2013

    Can't go wrong with a shipyard summer ale. But, Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas is always a great.
  35. Omnium

    Omnium Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Jan 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    Stop what you're doing and get a Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster. If you want fruity double IPA, this is it, drastically different from last year. Its stupid how good it is. Drinkable and still high in ABV, not sure if thats a concern or not, but its worth going to get.
  36. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Maine Beer Co Lunch
    Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve
  37. BrewUSA

    BrewUSA Savant (420) Ohio May 30, 2013

    Just something about White Rajah on a hot day! So crisp and light, yet full flavored.
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  38. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Lunch, Jai Alai, Double Trouble
  39. ghostly

    ghostly Aficionado (175) New York Mar 7, 2011

    For IPA's, I would say Union Jack. But it sounds like a good hoppy pale ale or something like Stone Levitation might fit your descriptors, too.
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  40. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Savant (315) Ohio Jan 24, 2010

    Little sumpin sumpin.

    i'm having deja vu