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OK... I must admit, DIPA's are beginning to grow on me...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bradystraps, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Bradystraps

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


    At first, the HUGE grapefruit/citrus bang just overwhelmed me. I have been used to drinking Dubbels and Quads and having that strong malty taste. I tried Lg Sucks and Nugget Nectar and was like "WOW... that's some serious grapefruit!". Now, they are growing on me to the point I was craving one tonight.

    A question... can someone recommend me a DIPA witout the tremendously strong grapefruit taste? I'd like to try something a little more subtle in the citrus area.

    Thanks in advance for the input. :cool:
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  2. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

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  3. hopnotch someone I know called it the pliny killer so of course I had to try it LOVED it easy and smooth BUT def has intensity great beer hand down underrated
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  4. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    DFH 90 minute comes to mind or Ruination (piney notes)
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  5. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (580) Michigan May 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    Double Crooked Tree by Darkhorse
  6. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

  7. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Savant (495) Virginia Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Avery Maharaja, Six Point Resin, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Dogfish Burton Baton are some good ones that might be around your way.
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  8. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (230) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    I'm just about on a six month rotation between stouts/porters/browns and overdoses of hops. I'm returning to hops the last few weeks. After a trip to Denver and getting spoiled with Pliney the Elder and other excellent Double/Imperial IPAs on tap (why get a regular IPA when a Double/Imperial is available) I've been stuck in the bigger is better mindset. I love that Double/Imperial IPAs are a distinct style apart from regular IPAs, and I LOVE them. They're freaking hop bombs, but they have an incredible malt backbone to support it.
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  9. TongoRad

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

    Definitely- all oranges and grilled pineapple, no grapefruit- and pure bliss.
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  10. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    most of the DIPA's I've had dont seem to be as bitter as regular IPA's, which is why I enjoy them more. Lots of flavor without kicking ur tongue. Sucks comes to mind. Love that stuff.
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  11. I didnt know there was a lot of DIPAs without the tremendously strong grapefruit taste. Thats one of the reasons Ive been avoiding them.
  12. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (230) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    Exactly. I'd absolutely agree that they're "hoppier" which, perhaps, equates to more bitter. But they have the strong malty, caramely, full-bodied backbone to support it all. Which typically results in a more balanced brew. Some of my favorite beers are IPAs, and it's absolutely one of my favorite styles. But I'd have to say I like Double/Imperial IPA's as a style a little bit more.
  13. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    OP—do youuuuuu want sweet-juicy-fruity grapefruit kinda character? Or biting-citrus-zest-bitterness kinda grapefruit character? Or both. Because that is a perfectly acceptable option.
  14. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Advocate (510) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Mazal tov
  15. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Have you had many Imperial Reds? I love them for their hops and sticky malts.
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  16. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (595) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Gubna has HUGE grapefruit taste.
  17. Cottzilla

    Cottzilla Savant (310) Ohio Dec 2, 2010 Beer Trader

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  18. caponeduke

    caponeduke Savant (335) North Carolina Jul 28, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sooooonnnn they will consume your soul!
  19. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Shorts "Liberator" is a huge grapefruit bomb, but you'd have to trade for it.
  20. Port Mongo IPA
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  21. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Gandhi Bot is pretty heavy on the grapefruit.
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  22. You should definitely look for Ghandi Bot when it comes out. Really solid IPA that you can get local and fresh.

    Since you are in CT, I definitely recommend a trip to HF at some point. No matter what they have on at that moment, they are sure to have an IPA or two you will want to get a growler of.
  23. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    The OP wants DIPA's without grapefruit flavor.
  24. Where does it day that? He actually explicitly says he used to hate them and now he is craving them (after Lagunitas Sucks and Nugget Nectar).

    Also to add another suggestion, if you want grapefruit, I would look for some fresh Smuttynose Finestkind. All grapefruit and huge bitterness but really tasty.
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  25. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,165) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

  26. He was making a suggestion for a beer he should stay away from :D

    Have you had Smuttynose's 'Big A'? Coronado's 'Idiot' is worth a try. I can't remember when Hoptimum comes out but it would be worth a shot..along with Founder's Double Trouble.
  27. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Advocate (630) Missouri Jan 26, 2013

    Yep. I just had another one of these. It's my 'go to' beer. So good!
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  28. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,400) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Beer Trader

    I got zero citrus from Gubna. All I got was onion and fish.
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  29. That's what I get for only reading the first half of the post...damn it...:D
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  30. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) South Carolina Jun 27, 2012

    DFH 90 with a silky malt backbone and overlooked now. A "ninety" is always a good choice.
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  31. A
    sleeper in the crowd! I love Mongo.
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  32. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (730) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Grapefruit is probably my favorite flavor in a beer. I seek that shit out.
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  33. alex021224

    alex021224 Savant (375) Michigan Nov 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    Two DIPAs that everyone should try are Great Lakes Alchemy Hour and Greenbush Brother Benjamin. Tried both for the first time tonight and have been VERY satisfied with both. Cheers!!!
  34. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) California Jan 22, 2012

    If you are anywhere near SD, Societe just released The Roustabout. It's a IIPA to rival Younger.

    Simtra from Knee Deep is awesome, and available in bottles in SoCal. Some goes for their other IIPA, Hop Shortage, but that puppy is brewed with American hops, so it takes on a rougher, less fruity character.

    Pliny the Elder is always a safe bet. And Stone's next Enjoy By comes out this week, provided your market is one of the "lucky" winners.
  35. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) California Jan 22, 2012

    You need to try the Pupil from Societe and Nelson from Alpine.
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  36. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Savant (435) New Jersey Dec 17, 2008 Subscriber

    Nugget Nectar is fantastic and I've been drinking so much of them and getting immuned to them that they feel like mild IPAs.
  37. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

    Give some fresh Weyerbacher Double Simcoe a try. One of my favorites.
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  38. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    All I can think of when I see the title is.. LUPULIN THRESHOLD SHIFT IN PROGRESS
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  39. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Drinking one right now and it does not disappoint. Very Good!
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  40. cway2031

    cway2031 Zealot (90) Illinois Jan 27, 2013

    I think that Rye Da Tiger is the greatest Double IPA in the world!!!!!!