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OK... I must admit, DIPA's are beginning to grow on me...

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  1. Bradystraps

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    At first, the HUGE grapefruit/citrus bang just overwhelmed me. I have been used to drinking Dubbels and Quads and having that strong malty taste. I tried Lg Sucks and Nugget Nectar and was like "WOW... that's some serious grapefruit!". Now, they are growing on me to the point I was craving one tonight.

    A question... can someone recommend me a DIPA witout the tremendously strong grapefruit taste? I'd like to try something a little more subtle in the citrus area.

    Thanks in advance for the input. :cool:
     
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    hopnotch someone I know called it the pliny killer so of course I had to try it LOVED it easy and smooth BUT def has intensity great beer hand down underrated
     
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    DFH 90 minute comes to mind or Ruination (piney notes)
     
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    Double Crooked Tree by Darkhorse
     
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    Avery Maharaja, Six Point Resin, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Dogfish Burton Baton are some good ones that might be around your way.
     
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    I'm just about on a six month rotation between stouts/porters/browns and overdoses of hops. I'm returning to hops the last few weeks. After a trip to Denver and getting spoiled with Pliney the Elder and other excellent Double/Imperial IPAs on tap (why get a regular IPA when a Double/Imperial is available) I've been stuck in the bigger is better mindset. I love that Double/Imperial IPAs are a distinct style apart from regular IPAs, and I LOVE them. They're freaking hop bombs, but they have an incredible malt backbone to support it.
     
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    Definitely- all oranges and grilled pineapple, no grapefruit- and pure bliss.
     
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    most of the DIPA's I've had dont seem to be as bitter as regular IPA's, which is why I enjoy them more. Lots of flavor without kicking ur tongue. Sucks comes to mind. Love that stuff.
     
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    I didnt know there was a lot of DIPAs without the tremendously strong grapefruit taste. Thats one of the reasons Ive been avoiding them.
     
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    Exactly. I'd absolutely agree that they're "hoppier" which, perhaps, equates to more bitter. But they have the strong malty, caramely, full-bodied backbone to support it all. Which typically results in a more balanced brew. Some of my favorite beers are IPAs, and it's absolutely one of my favorite styles. But I'd have to say I like Double/Imperial IPA's as a style a little bit more.
     
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    OP—do youuuuuu want sweet-juicy-fruity grapefruit kinda character? Or biting-citrus-zest-bitterness kinda grapefruit character? Or both. Because that is a perfectly acceptable option.
     
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    Have you had many Imperial Reds? I love them for their hops and sticky malts.
     
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    Gubna has HUGE grapefruit taste.
     
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    Sooooonnnn they will consume your soul!
     
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    Shorts "Liberator" is a huge grapefruit bomb, but you'd have to trade for it.
     
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    Port Mongo IPA
     
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    Gandhi Bot is pretty heavy on the grapefruit.
     
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    You should definitely look for Ghandi Bot when it comes out. Really solid IPA that you can get local and fresh.

    Since you are in CT, I definitely recommend a trip to HF at some point. No matter what they have on at that moment, they are sure to have an IPA or two you will want to get a growler of.
     
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    The OP wants DIPA's without grapefruit flavor.
     
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    Where does it day that? He actually explicitly says he used to hate them and now he is craving them (after Lagunitas Sucks and Nugget Nectar).

    Also to add another suggestion, if you want grapefruit, I would look for some fresh Smuttynose Finestkind. All grapefruit and huge bitterness but really tasty.
     
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    Huh?
     
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    He was making a suggestion for a beer he should stay away from :D

    Have you had Smuttynose's 'Big A'? Coronado's 'Idiot' is worth a try. I can't remember when Hoptimum comes out but it would be worth a shot..along with Founder's Double Trouble.
     
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    Yep. I just had another one of these. It's my 'go to' beer. So good!
     
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    I got zero citrus from Gubna. All I got was onion and fish.
     
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    That's what I get for only reading the first half of the post...damn it...:D
     
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    DFH 90 with a silky malt backbone and overlooked now. A "ninety" is always a good choice.
     
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    Grapefruit is probably my favorite flavor in a beer. I seek that shit out.
     
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    Two DIPAs that everyone should try are Great Lakes Alchemy Hour and Greenbush Brother Benjamin. Tried both for the first time tonight and have been VERY satisfied with both. Cheers!!!
     
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    If you are anywhere near SD, Societe just released The Roustabout. It's a IIPA to rival Younger.

    Simtra from Knee Deep is awesome, and available in bottles in SoCal. Some goes for their other IIPA, Hop Shortage, but that puppy is brewed with American hops, so it takes on a rougher, less fruity character.

    Pliny the Elder is always a safe bet. And Stone's next Enjoy By comes out this week, provided your market is one of the "lucky" winners.
     
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    You need to try the Pupil from Societe and Nelson from Alpine.
     
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    Nugget Nectar is fantastic and I've been drinking so much of them and getting immuned to them that they feel like mild IPAs.
     
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    Give some fresh Weyerbacher Double Simcoe a try. One of my favorites.
     
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    All I can think of when I see the title is.. LUPULIN THRESHOLD SHIFT IN PROGRESS
     
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    Drinking one right now and it does not disappoint. Very Good!
     
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    I think that Rye Da Tiger is the greatest Double IPA in the world!!!!!!
     
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