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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BrownAleMale, Dec 16, 2012.
+1. if you have any friends in the South, have them ship you some fresh Sweetwater IPA.
Without reading through this whole thread, I must throw Dreadnaught into the mix. So grapefruity.
I grab a few cases when I travel to TN. Once I get them they go pretty fast.
I'm kinda shocked nobody has yet to mention Widmer Bros. Shaddock IPA...
Georgetown Lucille and Widmer's Captain Shaddock rotator.
Zombie Dust is a great example. Fresh Cigar City Jai Alai takes that up a notch.
Smuttynose Finestkind IPA for sure.
^^What he said^^
I don't think it's around at the moment and I can't say it was stellar, but Widmer's Shaddock IPA had actual grapefruit peel brewed into it.
Surly Abrasive bigtime grapefruit and in the can retains it a long time
I thought Pliny was a grapefruit bomb, if you can get it that is.
Cigar City Jai Alai.
Finestkind for sure. Also this thread reminded me I haven't had that since the summer and that I need to go get a 6er ASAP.
So from what Im seeing the 3 that I can easily get to try are Maximus,Smuttynose Finestkind and Dreadnaught. These have all gotten multiple mentions and I can pick them all up at the same location. Thanks for the help everyone! You guys just might make a hop head out of this stout lover yet!
You think regular Jai Alai has grapefruit flavor try the Humidor Series Jai Alai it is fantastic and tastes of very strong grapefruit.
Deviant dales and lake erie monster. Can't go wrong with either one.
I did not find at least half of these beers recommended to be very citrusy, especially PTE, Hopslam, and Nugget Nectar...
Of ones I do agree are Hop Stoopid, Flower Power, Lil Sumpin Sumpin, Zombie Dust, Nelson, Sculpin, Daytime to a lower extent, I think Founders Centennial is lightly citrusy when fresh, and Alesmith IPA has a very watered-down citrus taste to me.
Citra ninja, Ninja vs Unicorn, zombie Dust, brickstone apa
Also second the Odell's IPA suggestion.
Why hasn't anyone said Green Flash West Coast IPA, yet?
Actually, I disagree. I think the Cedar takes over most of the grapefruit, up front at least. Don't get me wrong, I love the Humidor Jai Alai (had 2 bombers last night), but I think the regular Jai Alai has more hints of grapefruit.
The Peach Jai Alai Humidor Series is amazing though. I had some at the tasting room last Friday, words can't describe how good that is.
I keep reading about how good Jai Alai is, but was really underwhelmed when I had it in September at Downtown Disney....wondering if that was a bad bottle or something.
Maharaja wins my grapefruit award.
Perhaps it was an older bottle, it's definitely a beer MUCH better fresh. Then again, to each his own I suppose.
Was the first one to come to my mind upon seeing this thread title.
Bells 2 hearted definateley. Especially when its fresh
Yeah, it wasn't even on the beer menu I was looking at. I just asked if there was anywhere around that would have a Jai Alai beer because I had never tried them. He was like, oh, we have some in back I think. Had to be old. They had Maduro Brown also, but I went to Two Hearted and was pretty pleased I did.
I've had a good chuck of all of these, and Sun King's Grapefruit Jungle is by far the one with the most grapefruit. The last batches were lacking, but the batch 2 years ago was the most grapefruit I've even had in a beer. The recent "subpar" batches were also huge on grapefruit, but not as much as 2 years back.
To each his own I think the cedar makes the grapefruit taste stand out.
Zombie Dust, you can smell the grapefruit, Flower Power, Pliny, Double Jack only if really fresh, Kern Citra, Head Hunter, all easily come to mind. If it has Citra or Jade hops it's definitely going to be a grapefruit bomb.
I love HT, but it's not a grapefruit bomb, wonder what kinda hops he uses, I've never seen it mentioned in the 1000 posts on HT.
Heavy on the grapefruit... some more than others:
North Coast Red Seal
Smuttynose Finest Kind
Smuttynose Big A
Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice
Founders Double Trouble
Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
Ithaca Flower Power
Kern Just Outstanding
Firestone Walker Double Jack
Victory Hop Wallop
Maine Beer Co. Mo
Blue Point Pale Ale
I find the most grapefruit notes in the drier examples that also have a good deal of floral notes. A lot of "Wet Hop / Harvest APAs/IPAs" also feature a good deal of grapefruit. Decent use of Amarillo, Cascade, or Centennial certainly helps; so any single hopped version of these should be quite grapefruity as long as they are also dry and crisp.
Sunking Grapefruit Jungle
The two most prominent grapefruit forward beers are Smutty Finest Kind (slam dunk the winner) and Surly Furious. There are a bunch of other beers with grapefruit like Weyebacher Double Simcoe, Victory Headwaters and others, but the first two I mentioned are for me the most prominent grapefruit flavored. Finest Kind is off the hook Grapefruit.
My votes: RR's Blind Pig, Troeg's Nugget Nectar, and CC Jai Alai.
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Schmaltz Hop Mana... lots of grapefruit deliciousness.
Smutty big a ipa, has more...thanks god these are back, had one tonight.
Heavy seas loose cannon is one that comes to mind.
But as others have said S&S #5 is prob the most youll get.
I'm having a zombie dust right now, it's slapping me in the face with grape fruit
Love the Zombie Dust!
Fresh Port Brewing Mongo IPA, but its been awhile since I have seen fresh bottles.