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Old 01-14-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default 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?


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Old 01-14-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 01-14-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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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.
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This thread is blasphemous! IPA's are for hops, man!

Save the fruit for a light wheat.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:04 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:06 PM   #7
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+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.
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*ahem*...gentlemen...are we not forgetting Aprihop??

http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Seas...p/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!
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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.
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*ahem*...gentlemen...are we not forgetting Aprihop??

http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Seas...p/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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