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IPAs or APAs with the most grapefruit flavor

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BrownAleMale, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. BrownAleMale

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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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    Surly Furious has a ton of grapefruit flavor. Also just had Kiwi Rising, and that thing was grapefruit galore.
     
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    Anything with Citra Hops, so Zombie Dust, Torpedo, KR Citra
     
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    Pliny the Elder is pure grapfruit juice. Lots of Lagunitas beers have a ruby red grapefruit bittersweetness to them.
     
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    Can you name me a specific Lagunitas?
     
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    odells IPA is what you want
     
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    Smuttynose FinestKind...

    Forgot Racer 5...
     
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    An APA with Grapefruit would be Alpha King
     
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    2Hearted for sure
     
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    Two words: Nugget Freakin' Nectar
     
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    Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA

    I know it says orange, but the taste is straight Grapefruit.
     
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    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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    Harpoons IPA comes to mind. Prob not the best option here but definitely grapefruit flavor
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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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    Agreed. I always think two hearted is more floral than citrus but I've heard people say both.
     
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    Odd Side's Citra Pale Ale (tap only I think). Terrific.
     
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    Hoptimum
     
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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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    It's not on the shelves quite yet, but Red Chair is packed with grapefruit flavor.
     
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    caldera ipa is like drinking grapefruit juice. I love anti hero though, great beer.
     
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    deviant dales flower power gandhi bot all very good oh so citrusy
     
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    Lagunitas Hop Stupid.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    Brooklyn Blast (currently draft only, will be bottled this year) is one of my favorite grapefruity DIPAS
     
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    Kane Head High
     
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    Hop Stoopid or Standard Lagunitas IPA should cure your itch.

    Also Ithaca Flower Power. Smuttynose IPA
     
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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
     
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    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.
     
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    Columbus IPA!!!
     
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    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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    Dales pale ale!
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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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    little sumpin' sumpin' ale, FF Exit 16 and Ballast Point's Sculpin come to mind
     
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    Headwaters is pure citrus
     
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    Saranac White IPA has tons of grapefruit flavor
     
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    Sweet water IPA

    Enjoy
     
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