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orangecross 01-14-2008 05:38 PM

Brewing IPA's with fruit? any suggestions
 
for my next batch i was thinking about trying a fruit IPA? maybe black cherry? any one have suggestions on what fruit would go well in an IPA and suggestion on the amount to use?

cheezydemon 01-14-2008 05:42 PM

My gut is grapefruit.....maybe just because of cascade. Maybe because the bitter hop profile sounds gross with a sweet fruit. I am curious though. Sometimes great pairings come from unexpected places.

ColoradoXJ13 01-14-2008 06:51 PM

Jamil talked about the grapefruit IPA he made, said it was terrible. Just because two flavors sound like they will go together, doesn't mean they will.

the_bird 01-14-2008 06:58 PM

There's a reason that virtually all fruit beers are made without many hops; any hop flavor is, best-case, going to drown out the fruit, worst case clash like hell.

ohiobrewtus 01-14-2008 07:01 PM

This thread is blasphemous! IPA's are for hops, man!

Save the fruit for a light wheat.

Iordz 01-14-2008 07:04 PM

I agree that fruit would not work in an IPA, they are so good that I don't know why you would want to add fruit. By the way, Jamil stated that he made a pineapple IPA and it was dreadfull.

Evan! 01-14-2008 07:06 PM

+1 on all that. The only thing outside of hops that I've found is good to flavor an IPA with is basil. Fruit? No.

joed123 01-16-2008 07:53 PM

*ahem*...gentlemen...are we not forgetting Aprihop??

http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Seasonal_Beers/Aprihop/14/index.htm

Its a delicious fruit IPA...almost more like an american pale ale (sierra nevada) in terms of not-too-crazy hoppiness, but the fruit is also subtle and the pairing is, to quote the british announcers for soccer games, "absolutely sublime." :)

I suggest a little bit of a tart fruit...mess around, experiment!

mrfocus 01-17-2008 01:24 AM

IF you are to put any, it would be quite a small amount, as you don't want it to be too obvious. I think it could be done, not just as much as with a wheat.

Home Brewski 01-17-2008 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joed123
*ahem*...gentlemen...are we not forgetting Aprihop??

http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Seasonal_Beers/Aprihop/14/index.htm

Its a delicious fruit IPA...almost more like an american pale ale (sierra nevada) in terms of not-too-crazy hoppiness, but the fruit is also subtle and the pairing is, to quote the british announcers for soccer games, "absolutely sublime." :)

I suggest a little bit of a tart fruit...mess around, experiment!

Ya, I was going to say apricot or peach.


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