Grapefruit Heavy IPAs

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  1. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,164) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Dirtwolf for sure. Tons of grapefruit as soon as you open the bottle.
     
  2. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    I had a fresh Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett and damn if it didn't taste like grapefruit juice!
     
  3. JerUrbans

    JerUrbans Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2013 Wisconsin

    The first time I had Founders Reds Rye on tap I just gulped it down and loved the grapefruit flavor. But I have also had it in a bottle and I didn't get the same grapefruit flavor. Maybe the bottle wasn't as fresh.
     
  4. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,620) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Lol, Rubber bands also.
     
  5. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I just saw that Abita has one that is specifically a Grapefruit IPA, its called Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA, I haven't tried it but it did look tempting. I think the IPA from Sweetwater, (yellow packaging)has a very strong Grapefruit component and truly enjoyable.
     
  6. cherche

    cherche Meyvn (1,104) Mar 27, 2013 Washington
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    Snipes Mountain Buckaroo...pretty much a hoppy grapefruit juice...actually pretty tasty though.
     
  7. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Devotee (498) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Avery Maharajah. First time I had it, new to craft beer, I wondered why they put grapefruit juice in it.---But I liked it.
     
  8. Rbodacious

    Rbodacious Aspirant (237) Jan 1, 2009 Virginia

    Agreed.Having one right now.Cheers!
     
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  9. DieHippieDie

    DieHippieDie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 North Carolina

    For those in the SE, I would try Olde Hickory Redeemer.
     
  10. MellyMel23608

    MellyMel23608 Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2014

    Try Bitter Valentine brewed by Ale Werks out if Williamsburg VA
     
  11. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Poo-Bah (1,783) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina
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    Westbrook Citrus Ninja
    NoDa Hop Drop n Roll
     
  12. ILBeerCop

    ILBeerCop Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2014 Missouri

    I had it last night and didn't really taste the grapefruit till the end and it sat pretty heavy on the palette.
     
  13. kushlash23

    kushlash23 Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2013 Georgia

    Cigar City Humidor IPA. Very dry from the cedar, but very heavy on the grapefruit. I didn't like the first one I tried, but it has really grown on me.
     
  14. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,013) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Or shower curtain!
     
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  15. misterid

    misterid Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    Canadian?
     
  16. michman

    michman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    permanent funeral was citrus all over the place to me
     
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  17. derftron

    derftron Disciple (369) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Hop Valley - Citrus Mistress

    Has grapefruit rine in the beer. very good
     
  18. infuturity83

    infuturity83 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    I gotta go with Night Shift's Jojo here.

    I'm not sure how this beer has such a low rating(83)....

    Tasted like someone soaked this beer on pure grapefruit rind for about a year, then hopped the shit out of it.
     
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  19. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (200) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    grapefruit flavor.... it seems to frequently elude me. I LOVE grapefruity hops.... love love love. The citrus + bitter is super addictive.
    That being said, some of the brews mentioned above I've had, and didn't find them grapefruity at all. (Of course, I haven't had the opportunity to taste all of the above... maybe 60%) maybe my tongue is defective :confused:

    I'll say sucks and Columbus IPA. (I remain envious of all resident Ohioans.) To date, those are the only 2 that have been very citrus forward to my palate.
     
  20. HookerBrews

    HookerBrews Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2013 Oregon

    Anyone feel like Sucks has some grapefruit notes? It's certainly a fruit bomb in general.
     
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  21. Incommunicado811

    Incommunicado811 Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2011 Illinois

    Ska Modus Hoperandi,
    Bells Two Hearted,
    Tallgrass Ethos
     
  22. BetterBeerPlz

    BetterBeerPlz Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 Arkansas

  23. Rekrule

    Rekrule Defender (645) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

  24. Wortman1998

    Wortman1998 Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2013 New York

  25. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,368) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    This, Finest Kind is super grapefruit heavy.....love it.

    Nugget Nectar grapefruit? Not really, it's more tropical.
     
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  26. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Poo-Bah (1,581) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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  27. Stignacious

    Stignacious Defender (656) Aug 24, 2011 New York

    One of the best beers I've had in the past 6 months. I certainly hope that Westbrook continues to make it.
     
  28. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,393) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    When its fresh, Columbus Brewing IPA is straight grapefruit. I get a ton of Grapefruit out of Jai Alai when its fresh as well. Permanent Funeral by 3Floyds is pretty much double ZD.
     
  29. leaversuch

    leaversuch Disciple (378) Dec 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Citrus Ninja is the best I've had.
     
  30. CapnTrav

    CapnTrav Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 California

    grapefruit sculpin should be in bottles by summertime. its really great stuff. super balanced, yet still heavy grapefruit. if that makes any sense.... :astonished:
     
  31. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (954) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Is Harlen IPA brewed with grapefruit or does the flavor come from the hops?
     
  32. LancetherealLeader

    LancetherealLeader Disciple (378) Jul 12, 2013 South Carolina
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    That's one of my Westbrook favorites! It's a seasonal beer that should be back later this summer.
     
  33. KingdomBobcat

    KingdomBobcat Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Vermont

    Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA. It's more than just in the name
     
  34. Zanico

    Zanico Devotee (464) Nov 24, 2009 Ohio

    Abita Brewing Grapefruit Harvest IPA I thought had a huge grapefruit taste. I really liked it.
     
  35. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    Im pretty sure its from the hops which is insane...someone correct me if im wrong
     
  36. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,103) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA
     
  37. funcooker78

    funcooker78 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Virginia

    Founders Double Trouble
     
  38. NCbeer

    NCbeer Initiate (107) Sep 6, 2012 North Carolina

    This is exactly what I came in here to post. I hope to have the opportunity to drink this beer again fresh sometime soon.
     
  39. Titanic_Ant

    Titanic_Ant Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2014 Michigan

    I know someone mentioned the Citra PA from OddSide but I'm going to throw out their Instigator IPA out there too, it's almost identical in profile to the Citra, but with a MUCH hoppier finish. Wish it would of had a summer release rather than mid-winter/early spring.
     
  40. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Aspirant (284) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    No one replied to SUCKS. I can taste a lot of grapefruit in this one, it never lets you down.
     
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