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

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  1. mtomlins

    mtomlins Savant (940) Mar 12, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Two Hearted
    Racer 5
    Jai Alai
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  2. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Zealot (558) Oct 22, 2012 Virginia
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    Clown Shoes Galactica.
  3. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,251) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    odells Myrcenary or IPA
    Tallgrass Ethos
  4. carolinahophead

    carolinahophead Aspirant (223) Jul 21, 2009 North Carolina

    Sweetwater IPA ....
    That's my go to
  5. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Flower Power.
  6. ScottK22

    ScottK22 Aspirant (252) Dec 30, 2010 New York

  7. Phacoman

    Phacoman Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'd have to say flower power. So delicious. I actually got 2 consecutive sixtels of it earlier this year and I literally had never repeated a sixtel before that.
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  8. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (556) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Flying dog citra DIPA is the like drinking a juicy peach IPA. Pretty much any IPA with mostly citra and galaxy hops with be more fruity, easy drinking less bitter IPA.
  9. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Meh. Overly bitter and mildy fruity.
  10. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

  11. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    have you traded for that, or can you actually find it around the city right now?
  12. msween21

    msween21 Aspirant (231) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Drive up to Mass and get your hands on some Wormtown Be Hoppy.
  13. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hoptimum, and abcs

    GA_SIPPER Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Georgia

    Green Flash: West Coast IPA, Imperial, and maybe even Palate Wrecker (if you like high ibu/abv)
    Two Hearted is good but maybe more floral than fruity (IMO).
    Hop Stoopid
  15. Crymopipe494

    Crymopipe494 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Ohio

    Two Hearted is perfect!
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  16. Crymopipe494

    Crymopipe494 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Ohio

    Two Hearted Ale from Bell's and All Day IPA are easy to drink on a hot day!
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  17. Curloftheburl

    Curloftheburl Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Connecticut

    Try clown shoes galactica brewed in Ipswich mass. Galaxy hops are tropical as a storm. Or try Maine beer co lunch.
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  18. PALMEJ1

    PALMEJ1 Aspirant (214) Dec 8, 2008 Alabama
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    Too bad you can't get Sweetwater IPA. At only 6.2% and super fruity it would be perfect.
  19. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (213) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I have tried very hard to like this beer but I just can't get into it, and I typically really like Troegs' stuff.
  20. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,408) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Caldera is nice, also a canned brew, tasty as hell and relatively low in ABV for an IPA. Jai Alai too, has to be fresh though. Fits the adjective juicy quite nicely.
  21. Jewmagic151

    Jewmagic151 Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 Kansas

    Raging bitch by flying dog!
  22. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (509) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Had my very first tonight courtesy of a friend from Hershey. Solid
  23. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    Not a fan of Gandhi? I'd drink that everyday without hesitation. To each his own.

    Try G'Knight. Maybe even Deviant Dales. Both scream juicy and IMO both tasted better than the one NN I had the "pleasure" to drink a few months ago.
  24. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (2,603) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Might I suggest Hoptimum? You can easily get it in CT (and everywhere else), and it's quite juicy and fruity. You won't avoid the grapefruit hop bomb effect entirely, but for an intensely hopped DIPA, it's extremely sweet and balanced.
  25. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (509) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    For refreshing DIPA, Double Trouble is my favorite. Scary how easy it goes down.
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  26. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Devotee (443) May 17, 2013 Illinois
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  27. backbaybrewer

    backbaybrewer Initiate (148) Feb 26, 2010 Massachusetts
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    There are three really good ones I've heard of recently.

    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Elder
    Double Sunshine IPA.

    I think they are tough to get though.
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  28. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,013) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    any base pale + French press + 2oz citra = what you need
  29. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (532) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Man, what really is "fruity"

    Personally I find IPA's that are "grapefruity" (stuff like Citra hopped beers), and then "fruity" (more sweeter fruit, like juicy fruit, Two Hearted for me). I see recomendations for both to me here. BUT, that's just my definition and my tastebuds.

    More Fruity by my definition is Two Hearted, Hop Devil, Flower Power, Nugget Nectar. Someone mentioned Lake Erie Monster and someone else mentioned Alchemy Hour. To me Alchemy is more grapefruity with Piney, while Moster is more Fruity with a bit of Pine. I find Furious more fruity and Abrasive more grapefruity.
  30. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    Was going to mention this. I should put a timer next to me when drinking this so I can limit myself to a certain number of sips every couple of minutes. It's that drinkable to me.

    It's actually a touch boozy for 9.1% ABV...but in a drinkable, good way. Like how a gin & tonic is on a hot day at the beach.
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  31. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Aspirant (203) Dec 21, 2010 California
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    Found a couple of bottles of Alchemy last week... I think she's seen better days given her shelf life and the bottle's "serve by" date would agree. Also snagged a fresh Lake Erie Monster which tasted fantastic.
  32. belvedere86

    belvedere86 Initiate (188) Apr 1, 2013 Belgium
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    Dogfish head 60 minute IPA I really loved when I was in the USA.
  33. Doug_Render

    Doug_Render Initiate (145) Feb 22, 2013 New Jersey
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    Take a ride down to Jersey and get yourself some Carton Boat Beer. You surely will not be disappointed by a delicious 4.2% session IPA. Growler fills and on tap only. Good news is its only 10$ for a 64oz fill at the brewery.
  34. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Am I missing a trick here? If I want to be refreshed I'll sink a couple of pints of something suitable. If I'm hot and thirsty I always go for something light and easy such as Hophead or a decent mild.I certainly don't find beers of high ABV refreshing, they put me to sleep.
    No problem with IPA, had a couple tonight. But not for thirst or to cool off, simply to enjoy and savour.Not the same thing at all. I began the evening with a mild though to deal with my thirst and refresh me :slight_smile:
    Edit-just read the above post ,4.2% IPA is only just above session strength and should fit the bill reasonably well. My Hophead is 3.6% and incredible for the gravity.
  35. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Devotee (467) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Sculpin, Hop Wallop
  36. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (602) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    Most of them.
  37. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Cool story dude.
    I happen to be able to drink imperial stouts, barleywines, and old ales any time.
    Am I breaking some rule?
  38. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I can drink these any time too. But not in order to feel refreshed! I don't feel more alert or energetic after a pint or two of these , I envy your metabolism.Actually, I feel quite droopy after what I've had tonight :slight_smile:
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  39. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I also find maxing out/volume work with front/back squats over 45-70 reps every day refreshing.
  40. besch64

    besch64 Initiate (128) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Green Flash Le Freak
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