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IPAs brewed with fruit?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by zstef99, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. zstef99

    zstef99 Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Just wondering if there are any IPAs out there brewed with citrus or other tropical fruit added. Seems like it could bring out the fruit flavors already present in the hops, similar to how adding chocolate or coffee to stouts can enhance the flavors that are already there. So are there any grapefruit, mango, etc IPAs out there?
  2. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Dieu Du Ciel just brewed a kumquat IPA, though it's brewpub only at the moment. I'll probably go taste it as soon as I'm not sick anymore!
  3. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

  4. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    This. On tap every spring at a bar next door to my condo. My go-to spring IPA.
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  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Short's and Half Acres Freedom of 78. IPA with Guava, Pure Guava to be exact. God damn tasty beer.
    bishocr and Jose2412 like this.
  6. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Cigar City has a Peach IPA that is to die for... They've also done Grapefruit and Mango I believe, and I'm sure they've done others that I'm drawing a blank on.
    ediaz, powpig2002 and basscram like this.
  7. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

  8. WilderPegasus

    WilderPegasus Dec 16, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Dunham Leo's Early Breakfast IPA is brewed with guava and earl grey tea.
  9. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    I just brewed an all Brett Wheat IPA with apricots and tons of late addition hops Citra, Amarillo, Nelson, galaxy, and Simcoe. Tastes like heaven should taste
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  10. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
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    WOW...holy crap that sounds good!
  11. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Apr 12, 2010 Michigan

    Looks like Mid-April for this. Good stuff!
  12. bumchilly25

    bumchilly25 Aug 3, 2009 British Columbia (Canada)

    Howe Sound Brewing here in BC just released their Super Jupiter IPA brewed with grapefruit. Very citrusy, but not enough of a hop profile for my liking.
  13. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue May 1, 2011 Maine

    Looking forward to Aprihop in a month or so.
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  14. zstef99

    zstef99 Dec 25, 2008 New York

    What is the purpose of replies like this? It's rude and pointless.

    Thanks to everyone else for the responses. Aprihop is the only one so far that's available in my area. Never had it but I'll try it this year.
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  15. bumchilly25

    bumchilly25 Aug 3, 2009 British Columbia (Canada)

    Aprihop combines 3 of my favourite (Cdn spelling) things:

    1. DFH
    2. IPA's
    3. Apricots

    Try it if you haven't had the chance yet.
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  16. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

  17. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Not sure if they're still making it, but Widmer's Shaddock IPA had grapefruit peel in it and it was pretty damn good when fresh as part of the rotator series.
  18. bumchilly25

    bumchilly25 Aug 3, 2009 British Columbia (Canada)

    Luckily, I have access to that here on the West Coast...highly reccomended. Nice call!
  19. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    Thanks, so good so far. I'm currently dry hopping with Citra and Amarillo. I think it's my best brew yet. If your a home brewer I'd gladly send you the recipe.
  20. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
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    I just started getting into homebrewing, but I don't think I have access to those kinds of ingredients in Montreal unfortunately! Still, yes, I'd love to see the recipe please!
  21. robhbest

    robhbest Apr 16, 2012 Michigan

    Its an interesting idea we've been throwing around the brew club for awhile. Were looking at brewing a pineapple IPA sometime this year.
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  22. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
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    That sounds like an amazing idea too... love pineapple. Got to start writing this stuff down for future projects lol
  23. WilderPegasus

    WilderPegasus Dec 16, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Spearhead Hawaiian Style Pale Ale is an IPA brewed with pineapple.
  24. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Neither with citrus nor with tropical fruits but

    BrewDog Hello, My Name is Beastie – with blackberries
    BrewDog Hello, My Name is Ingrid – with cloudberries
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  25. 5thOhio

    5thOhio May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    I'm totally shocked & disappointed that someone would post a rude and pointless reply on an internet forum, especially on Beer Advocate where we're all brothers of the hops. What's wrong with these world wide web things anyway?
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  26. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

  27. corey0212

    corey0212 Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    I once had a homebrewed honeydew melon IPA that was astonishingly good.
  28. zstef99

    zstef99 Dec 25, 2008 New York

    I didn't say I was shocked but its still rude and contributes nothing, kind of like your post.
  29. spitshaded

    spitshaded Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    Lost Rhino makes their IIPA Hop Star with mangoes. I think it's brewery only though.
  30. GFG

    GFG Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    I'd like that recipe if you wouldn't mind. It sounds fantastic.
  31. dougfur

    dougfur Jan 24, 2011 New York

    A friend brewed a DIPA with rose petals a couple of years ago. It was quite good!
  32. CharlatanSin

    CharlatanSin May 28, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Not fruit, but I feel like I'm tasting more and more Ginger IPAs at beer fests. I think ginger and citrus go great together -- it's the best tea, after all. My current homebrew goal is to perfect a ginger IPA -- got great results with ginger and citra dry-hopping.
  33. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Shorts The Liberator is a tongue scraping IIPA of excellent quality brewed with grapefruit peel IIRC. So fucking good, but not for beginners.
  34. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Holy Hell this sounds incredible.
  35. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    DFH Hellhound On My Ale, all the lemon you could possibly want in an IPA
  36. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York

    This, they also did an agave one. Preferred the orange.
  37. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    Tyranena Scurvy is an IPA brewed with orange peel.
  38. MichaelinFishers

    MichaelinFishers Mar 10, 2009 Indiana

    Both are available only in their home states, but Shorts Liberator is made with orange peel and Triton (Indy) dry-peeled a batch of their Railsplitter IPA for Winterfest this year and it was amazing!
  39. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Was gonna mention this. Amazing stuff.
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