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Looking for a refreshing, fruity IPA/DIPA for summer. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bradystraps, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    I am looking for an ultra juicy, refreshing beer for summer drinking that is not overly bitter or dank and does not kill you with the grapefruit bomb taste. I know Nugget Nectar is considered an Amber/Red but it is the closest thing I have had to what I am looking for. Unfortunately, it is not available in CT.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Oct 1, 2012 California
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    Little sumpin sumpin.

    i'm having deja vu.
     
  3. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    can't find sumpin sumpin fresh. sumpin is wrong with this
     
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  4. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    gandhi bot. there should be no questions about that friend
     
  5. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Feb 25, 2009 New York

    I would suggest Flower Power, but watch out for the ABV, it's a little on the higher side for an IPA. String together too many on a hot summer day and you're liable to get a nice beat down. Cheers!
     
  6. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    Ehhh....no. Way too bitter and grapefruity. It was good, don't get me wrong, but not what I am looking for.
     
  7. rails

    rails Nov 8, 2012 California
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  8. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

  9. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Racer 5 and Two Hearted always win, for me.

    I'd say DRIPA, but since you don't live in Michigan, that's out.
     
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  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Since you mentioned IIPAs I'll go ahead and suggest Lagunitas Maximus- kind of strong, but oh so pineapple-orange juicy good.
     
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  11. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    i suggest maine beer co. lunch. idk if you can get it but imo there is no grapefruit and not overly bitter. sessionable tasty beer for sure.
     
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  12. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut
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    I have had Little Sumpin' Sumpin and Maximus and didn't find them juicy juicy. Perhaps I need to try them again.
    Troegs is not available here in CT or I would have a garage full of NN.
     
  13. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA if you can still find it, though it may be getting a bit old at this point.

    Clown Shoes Galatica is another option.
     
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  14. Beerswag

    Beerswag Jan 16, 2013 California
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    Aprihop by Dog fish head if you can find it..sounds like this is the type your looking for. 2nd suggestion would be to find a white ipa such as the chainbreaker from Deschutte's. cheers!! #beerswag
     
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  15. deekyn

    deekyn Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Hop stupid
     
  16. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    Zombie Dust or Gumballhead. Probably not logical for you unless you trade
     
  17. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    Two hearted, white rajah, sculpin, southern tier live.
     
  18. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    Not sure if its available in CT but I've seen a steady supply of Schlafly AIPA in VA . Very fruity and refreshing imo!
     
  19. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
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    Aprihop or O'Dell''s Tree Shaker IPA. Both hoppy and fruity. Also as previously mentioned Two Hearted Ale and Deschutes Chainbreaker.
     
  20. JG-90

    JG-90 Nov 29, 2012 New Jersey

    Others have mentioned most of these,

    Sculpin (I can get it in NJ, not sure about CT)
    Hop Stoopid
    Flower Power
    West Coast IPA

    I think that Aprihop (like most DFH stuff) is more malt forward, definitely not juicy, I like it, but I dont think its what OP is looking for
     
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  21. JordanPhraczek

    JordanPhraczek Mar 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    New England Brewing "Sea Hag - Citra" Version FTW
     
  22. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Two Hearted
     
  23. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    "Ultra Juicy" you say.....

    Sure sounds like some Hop Wallop to me!
    * though it is bitter *
     
  24. Mikecap

    Mikecap May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Racer 5, Sculpin, Loose Cannon, and even a good old Harpoon IPA I find quite refreshing from time to time
     
  25. Mersh

    Mersh Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    I would suggest Clown Shoes Galactica or Southern Tier 2X IPA. Both available in CT.
     
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  26. GeorgiaBeerGuy

    GeorgiaBeerGuy May 31, 2013 Georgia
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    Avery XX. Wonderful.
     
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  27. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Just had Aprihop for the first time a few weeks ago and liked it quite a bit; my first thought was that it would be a great summer beer. And I know it's not quite an IPA, but Prima Pils is always a great option.
     
  28. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I second the Troegs IPA, even though it's not an IPA. The "juiciest" easy drinking non bitter IPA I can think of is Firestone Walker Double Jack. It's like Sucks, but actually good.
     
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  29. raczkowski

    raczkowski May 16, 2011 Florida
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    Try and get some cigar city jai alai. It's my favorite go to ipa(since its local) or look for their growler releases. They sometimes make fruity ones such as blueberry and peach jai alai ipa.
     
  30. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    As much as I love Two Hearted, I almost agree more with the Deschutes Chainbreaker to grab for the qualities you are lookin' for. And in your area, if I were you, I`d be lookin' for Blue Point`s White (Belgian IPA) for the same reasons.
     
  31. lic217

    lic217 Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Just got a 4 pack....The only beer that I have ever given a % to. Definitely great, by limited and expensive. Cant beat SN pale ale in cans for price and ease of finding.
     
  32. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    can't wait to see sculpin cans. but yes you are right. im about to crack a SN pale right meow
     
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  33. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Jai Alai fits this description perfectly, but you're in Connecticut
     
  34. Pdh32

    Pdh32 Jun 1, 2013 Florida

    Can't go wrong with a shipyard summer ale. But, Hop Stoopid from Lagunitas is always a great.
     
  35. Omnium

    Omnium Jan 31, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Stop what you're doing and get a Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster. If you want fruity double IPA, this is it, drastically different from last year. Its stupid how good it is. Drinkable and still high in ABV, not sure if thats a concern or not, but its worth going to get.
     
  36. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Maine Beer Co Lunch
    Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve
     
  37. BrewUSA

    BrewUSA May 30, 2013 Ohio


    Just something about White Rajah on a hot day! So crisp and light, yet full flavored.
     
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  38. ESeab

    ESeab Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Lunch, Jai Alai, Double Trouble
     
  39. ghostly

    ghostly Mar 7, 2011 New York

    For IPA's, I would say Union Jack. But it sounds like a good hoppy pale ale or something like Stone Levitation might fit your descriptors, too.
     
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  40. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Jan 24, 2010 Ohio

    Little sumpin sumpin.

    i'm having deja vu
     
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