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Old 01-18-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default High grapefruit taste IPA

Last night I had a growler of IPA from a somewhat local brewery that had a very pronounced grapefruit taste. It was an awesome balance between high hops and malty base. I would say that it was somewhat similar to Rogue's Yellow Snow, but with more grapefruit taste.

Can anyone identify the hop for me? I am thinking either chinook or amarillo.

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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Mine has a prounounced grapefruit ending to it and I use Simcoe for finishing.


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Old 01-18-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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My guess would be amarillo, or cascades. I don't know how common amarillo is in commercial breweries, but that is definitely the first thing that came to my mind.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I was thinking amarillo is the high grapefruit hop. Now, I just have to find a great amarillo ipa recipe. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:25 PM   #5
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An amarillo and simcoe ipa, heavy on the simcoe is usually really grapefruity.
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I personally find Centennial pretty grapefruity.
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Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Colombus. All of these have a grapefruit citrus thing to them IMHO.
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Summit is very citrusy, but its more of a tangerine aroma.
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Cascade and Centennial are great for grapefruit flavor. Dry hopping helps a lot.
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Thanks for the replies. I was thinking amarillo is the high grapefruit hop. Now, I just have to find a great amarillo ipa recipe. Any suggestions?

This one is a really good starting point


Amarillo Pale Ale


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