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brockettbrews 09-27-2012 04:54 AM

grapefruit taste
my beer taste like grapefruit juice!! What causes this???

JDFlow 09-27-2012 05:18 AM

What kind of hops and how much did you use?

Beer_Eugenics 09-27-2012 06:10 AM

Hops caused this.

kylevester 09-27-2012 07:05 AM

Need to know the hops used and the amounts.

Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade are known for their grapefruit and citrusy characters. Other hops can also provide citrusy flavors or complement those that do. For example, I got 1 lb of Chinook last year and have used it quite a bit in my IPAs and it has played very well with Amarillo, Cascade, and Glacier while not coming off piney or resinous, however YMMV.

freisste 09-27-2012 11:46 AM

If you happen to be in the Midwest (Michigan, specifically), look for Red RyePA brewed by Founder's. Great IPA-style beer. Strong grapefruit taste. Love it.

brockettbrews 09-27-2012 12:50 PM

i used 1oz magnum at 60 1oz Centennial at 30 and 1oz Cascade at 15

unionrdr 09-27-2012 12:57 PM

It's the "C" hops you used that give that flavor.

TopherM 09-27-2012 02:50 PM

What was your grain bill? The yeast most likely did cause the grapefruit taste. 3 oz total can be on the strong side if you don't have a relatively hearty malt backbone. I would bet this one is closer to the APA range than the IPA range as far as malt character and ABV, which would let the flavoring and aroma hops really stand out.

unionrdr 09-27-2012 03:54 PM

Some ale yeast do tend to lend a fruity character to a beer. But not grapefruit. They can add to the taste,but not creat it imo. "C" hops def add that flavor/aroma.

brockettbrews 09-28-2012 02:55 AM

i used a muttons ale yeast. was making a cheap beer. 1lb corn, 1lb rice, 1lb wheat, 2lb of 2row. 2 gallon batch.

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