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Grapefruit IPA?
« on: October 04, 2011, 12:39:21 PM »
So my buddies usually dont like IPA's (My friends ideal beer is Bud Light) so i got a Full Sail IPA out of the blue and he flet adventurous and tried and he loved it so now i am commisioned to make something close. His favorite part was the Grapefruit flavor so i want to make that stick out.

Does anyone have some ideas, recipes,

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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 01:11:07 PM »
looks like Full Sail is hopped with centenial

From the website

"Generously hopped to 60 IBU’s in the classic style, our IPA is a real thirst quencher.

 

It has a full, malty body and there’s even a hint of fresh citrus to it. Perfect after your favorite water sport. Even if that happens to be the grueling drag-the-poolside-lounge-chair-into-the-sun event.

ABV 6% IBU 60 "

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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 01:19:09 PM »
IMO Amarillo hops give a wonderful grapefruit flavor in my IPA's.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 01:51:46 PM »
I have one of those Full Sails in the fridge. He should try the Lattitude 48!

Grapefruit. Cascade, Columbus and Amarillo. I find EKG combined with Fuggles throws some grapefruit too.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 02:16:43 PM »
How about a Amarillo Citra combo?
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 02:18:27 PM »
Full Sail just touches on the grapefruit, in my opinion.  I just made an IPA with the largest grapefruit/citrus aroma, taste, and bittering I have ever done.  For most, this would be too extreme.  Grapefruit champagney in aroma - never achieved this before.  Lots of hops, but centered on Nelson and Citra with large dry-hopping Amarillo and Nelson.  Crazy fruity hops!  And, the Rye malt addition seems to add to it all!
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 02:19:47 PM »
I made a couple of saisons last summer with Styrian Goldings and got a strong grapefruit flavor.

I don't know if it came more from the yeast or the hops, but it was definitely grapefruit.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 02:31:59 PM »
How about a Amarillo Citra combo?

I think the tropically-ness of the Citra would overpower the grapefruit/citrus of the Amarillo.

I like Euge's suggestion - Cascade/Columbus/Amarillo.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 02:56:56 PM »
So of I went with the cascade Columbus Amarillo combo. What would be a good grain bill that would compliment it and hop schedule and such. All grain Recipe ideas, I have never made an IPA so I have no experience to assist me.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 03:03:55 PM »
Simple IPA recipe - 2 row basemalt, small addition of crystal malt. Clean fermenting yeast. Your good.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 03:27:53 PM »
So I went with

12# two row
1# crystal 40
1# carapils

2oz cascade 60min
1 oz columbus 30 min
1 oz Amarillo 5 min
1oz amarillo whole hops dry hoping

Not sure what yeast

Any thoughts critiques? Will I get a good amount of grapefruit?
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 03:35:55 PM »
You don't need the cara pils.

You do need more hops. Way more hops. Especially in the last 10 minutes.
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 03:37:16 PM »
I'd move most of the hops to the 20 minute mark or later if you're looking to maximize grapefruit flavor/aroma. Then back into your estimated IBU's by adding a 60 min bittering addition. And you can use something clean like Magnum for that addition if you want to save your other hops for late additions.

As far as grain bill, I'd drop the carapils if you already have a pound of C-40. And maybe add a bit of Munich, say half a pound.

Disclaimer: These are just my personal preferences.  ;D
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 03:46:31 PM »
So what would suggest for hop amounts and the times to add them? I have never done any hoppy beers or an ipa
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Re: Grapefruit IPA?
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 04:44:17 PM »
i would have switched the cascade and columbus around, but thats just me.