IPAs or APAs with the most grapefruit flavor

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  1. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    My palate is slowly developing with hops and I just tried an APA called Anti Hero that had a delish grapefruit flavor. Was wondering others that have this taste that are somewhat easily accessable.
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  2. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    Surly Furious has a ton of grapefruit flavor. Also just had Kiwi Rising, and that thing was grapefruit galore.
  3. Snowrs

    Snowrs Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    Anything with Citra Hops, so Zombie Dust, Torpedo, KR Citra
  4. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,574) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Pliny the Elder is pure grapfruit juice. Lots of Lagunitas beers have a ruby red grapefruit bittersweetness to them.
  5. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Can you name me a specific Lagunitas?
  6. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,657) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    odells IPA is what you want
  7. raffels

    raffels Initiate (168) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    Smuttynose FinestKind...

    Forgot Racer 5...
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  8. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,657) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    An APA with Grapefruit would be Alpha King
  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,657) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    2Hearted for sure
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  10. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,755) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    Two words: Nugget Freakin' Nectar
  11. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (454) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA

    I know it says orange, but the taste is straight Grapefruit.
  12. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,574) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Maximus. Lagunitas Sucks will be released soon. The Imperial Red, Lucky 13 Alt, WTF, even a Little Sumpin' Sumpin has that ruby red citrus to go along with some orange and tropical notes.
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  13. bdub32689

    bdub32689 Initiate (0) May 19, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Harpoons IPA comes to mind. Prob not the best option here but definitely grapefruit flavor
  14. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Another vote for Kiwi Rising here.

    Finestkind and Two Hearted (which I kind of see as kissing cousins) have me scratching my head a bit - I guess it could be the bedbugs. :slight_smile:
  15. Profchaos20

    Profchaos20 Disciple (381) Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'd go with Sculpin, just had one two days ago and it was like getting smacked in the face with grapefruit as soon as I opened it.
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  16. Profchaos20

    Profchaos20 Disciple (381) Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Agreed. I always think two hearted is more floral than citrus but I've heard people say both.
  17. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Odd Side's Citra Pale Ale (tap only I think). Terrific.
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  18. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Aspirant (267) Oct 30, 2012 Delaware
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  19. MDDMD

    MDDMD Poo-Bah (1,796) Jun 4, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Zombie Dust, Sculpin, Pliny, Sucks and Two-Hearted are the ones I can think of that give you tons of grapefruit.
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  20. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    It's not on the shelves quite yet, but Red Chair is packed with grapefruit flavor.
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  21. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2011 New Jersey

    caldera ipa is like drinking grapefruit juice. I love anti hero though, great beer.
  22. oldedog

    oldedog Aspirant (213) Oct 23, 2012 Connecticut

    deviant dales flower power gandhi bot all very good oh so citrusy
  23. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (407) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Lagunitas Hop Stupid.
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    MNBEERFAN Initiate (152) Nov 11, 2012 Minnesota
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    It's a DIPA but Abrasive has huge grapefruit flavor. Did a side by side with Pliny and Abrasive was way more grapefruity.
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  25. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Zombie Dust
    Alesmith IPA
    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    RR PTE
    Boneyard Hop Venom
    Widmer Bros. Nelson IPA
    Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn

    those are just some that come to my mind immediately.
  26. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Aspirant (286) Jan 13, 2010 New York
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    Brooklyn Blast (currently draft only, will be bottled this year) is one of my favorite grapefruity DIPAS
  27. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (656) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Kane Head High
  28. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Poo-Bah (2,161) May 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Hop Stoopid or Standard Lagunitas IPA should cure your itch.

    Also Ithaca Flower Power. Smuttynose IPA
  29. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    Sixpoint Resin is grapefruit ipa all day.

    2 hearted when its fresh has some good grapefruit flavor as well also just a delicious ipa
  30. TheSixthRing

    TheSixthRing Poo-Bah (2,574) Sep 24, 2008 California

    Red Chair is a monster. I get more orange than grapefruit. Fantastic caramel notes as well. Great flavors, but the body in that beer... so damn smooth, creamy and drinkable. So inviting. I think I killed a sixer in under two hours last spring.
  31. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Columbus IPA!!!
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  32. thepartybird

    thepartybird Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2011 Colorado

    Not the best beer in this thread by any stretch (although still quite enjoyable), I get a ton of grapefruit from Widmer Bros. Drifter APA.
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  33. joakley

    joakley Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2009 North Carolina

    Dales pale ale!
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  34. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (506) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    I never thought Torpedo had any citrus to it, nor some others mentioned here like regular Lagunitas IPA, Racer 5 or Green Flash. They all seemed piney/resinous to me.

    But the first DIPA I had was Avery Maharajah and when I tasted it, I wondered why they put grapefruit juice in beer.
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  35. kismet

    kismet Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2011 Illinois

    founders reds rye pa has quite the grapefruit aroma/taste. i opened one in the kitchen, my wife walks by a minute later unaware about the reds rye and asked if i were eating a grapefruit. good stuff.
  36. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Maximus...when fresh...is like fresh ruby red grapefruit to me. I love the stuff. It is a regular in my fridge.
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  37. millikeith

    millikeith Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2008 New Jersey

    little sumpin' sumpin' ale, FF Exit 16 and Ballast Point's Sculpin come to mind
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  38. erikl48

    erikl48 Initiate (176) Jun 29, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Headwaters is pure citrus
  39. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,026) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Saranac White IPA has tons of grapefruit flavor
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  40. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (670) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Sweet water IPA

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