Grapefruit IPA Recipe

What is a grapefruit IPA?

Brewed with a blend of Cascade and Horizon hops, then dry hopped with Altus hops, codenamed “Experimental Grapefruit”, this IPA is a serious citrus bomb. Lively and bright, bracingly bitter, and eminently refreshing, you’ll wish it grew on trees!

How to brew a grapefruit IPA

Get Peeled American Grapefruit IPA – 6.7% (actual 8.3%, the yeast ate everything)  / 15.6 °P

  • All Grain
  • Clawhammer 120V
  • 72% efficiency
  • Batch Volume: 5 gal (actual 5.75 gal)
  • Boil Time: 60 min
  • Mash Water: 7 gal
  • Boil Volume: 6.01 gal
  • Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.058 (actual 1.059)
  • Vitals
  • Original Gravity: 1.064 (actual 1.061)
  • Final Gravity: 1.013 (actual .998 somehow?)
  • IBU (Tinseth): 77
  • Colour: 7.4 SRM
  • Mash
  • Strike Temp — 157 °F
  • Temperature — 152 °F — 60 min
  • Malts (12 lb)
  • 10 lb (83.3%) — Briess Brewers Malt 2-Row — Grain — 1.8 SRM
  • 1 lb (8.3%) — Bairds Munich Malt — Grain — 5 SRM
  • 8 oz (4.2%) — Briess Caramel Malt — Grain — 60 SRM
  • 8 oz (4.2%) — Briess Wheat White Malt — Grain — 2.3 SRM
  • Hops (5.5 oz)
  • 0.5 oz (27 IBU) — Galaxy 16% — Boil — 60 min
  • 1 oz (21 IBU) — Citra 13.1% — Boil — 10 min
  • 1 oz (24 IBU) — Columbus (Tomahawk) 14.9% — Boil — 10 min
  • 1 oz (5 IBU) — Cashmere 7.9% — Aroma — 10 min hopstand @ 194 °F
  • 1 oz — Cascade 5.7% — Dry Hop — 7 days
  • 1 oz — Citra 13.1% — Dry Hop — 7 days
  • Miscs
  • 2.6 g — Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) — Mash
  • 2.8 g — Epsom Salt (MgSO4) — Mash
  • 2.9 g — Gypsum (CaSO4) — Mash
  • 30 oz — Grapefruit Juice — Primary
  • 5 oz — Grapefruit Peel — Primary
  • Yeast
  • 1 pkg — Cali Ale Yeast
  • Fermentation
  • Primary — 68 °F — 14 days
  • Carbonation: 2.4 CO2-vol
  • Water Profile
  • Ca+2 52
  • Mg+2 10
  • Na+ 8
  • Cl- 50
  • SO4-2 101
  • HCO3- 16

What IPA means?

IPA stands for India Pale Ale.

What makes IPA taste grapefruit?

“We add purees to our fermentations, and the real grapefruit puree developed by Oregon Fruit gave our Dry-Hopped Grapefruit IPA a distinctly fruity taste without adding unwanted sweetness.”

How do you add grapefruit flavor to beer?

Grapefruit peel is a great way to add a refreshing and slightly tart citrus tang to your favorite fermented creation. Add it to the end of the boil in a white ale, or add it to secondary fermentation to impart a grapefruit flavor and aroma in a pale ale or IPA. Suggested usage rate: 1-2 oz per 5 gallons.

Are IPAs brewed with grapefruit?

The result highlights why grapefruit works so beautifully in an IPA: The bitter peel and bright citrus character harmonize with bitter, citrusy hops, and the fruit’s sugar melds with the sweet agave and malts. “There are different approaches to beer and food pairings,” explains Covaleski.

Does a grapefruit IPA have grapefruit in it?

The result is what we have here; a bitter, hoppy IPA infused with real grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed by yours truly! Grapefruit IPA will have a steady roll out on both draft and in cans throughout 2016 as we ramp up production.

What hops taste grapefruit?

Cascade: This is the hop that started the hoppy American craft beer revolution. Its flavor is most famously compared to grapefruit or grapefruit rind, but Cascade can be an intensely floral hop as well.

What gives IPA citrus flavor?

Increasingly, brewers embellish these already citrusy IPAs with actual zest, peel or juice from grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and/or limes to create complementary flavor profiles ideal for both hopheads and lovers of fruit beer.

Does Goose Island IPA contain grapefruit?

CITRUS WITH GRAPEFRUIT, PINE, AND FLORAL NOTES. BALANCED FINISH. Goose Island’s flagship IPA is a six-time medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

Does All Day IPA have grapefruit?

Strong hop character. Resinous, piney, light citrus, floral, slightly grassy, lemon zest, grapefruit.

How much grapefruit is in an IPA?

Start with 3 grapefruits for a 5 gallon batch (you see 6 in the images here because we’re currently working on a 10 gallon batch). Begin by washing/scrubbing all of your grapefruits. This should go without saying since they’ll all be added to your beer.

What beers contain grapefruit?

  1. Great Divide Roadie Grapefruit Radler.
  2. Shiner Ruby Redbird.
  3. Grapefruit Sculpin Summer IPA.
  4. Stiegl Grapefruit Radler.
  5. Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin.
  6. Schöfferhofer Grapefruit.
  7. Schlafly Grapefruit IPA.

Does Sweetwater 420 have grapefruit?

Taste is pine, orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, resin. Medium body, lively carbonation. Dry finish. One of the best Pale Ales.

Why is IPA hazy?

Filtration (or Lack Thereof) The primary reason that hazy IPAs are cloudy has to do with filtration. Hazy IPAs are unfiltered, so lots of particulate matter remains, creating the cloudy effect. (Not filtering the beer also helps the delicate aromas and flavors stay behind.)

What makes a New England IPA?

A New England IPA is a style of American IPA that features an intense, tropical fruit centric, hop aroma and flavor. It’s heavily dry hopped to the point of being hazy and has a fuller body, smoother flavor, and less perceived bitterness than typical IPAs.

Does Citra hops contain grapefruit?

Popular hops such as citra, cascade and chinook offer a strong grapefruit presence in both aroma and taste. As these hops grew in popularity with it grew the love of juicy citrus-forward IPAs.

Do all IPAs have citrus?

I’ve heard more people than I can begin to count say they don’t like IPAs because, “IPAs are bitter” or “IPAs taste like pine needles.” An IPA’s citrusy taste comes entirely from the varieties of hops that are used in the brewing process, not from any kind of citrus juice that’s added.

How is grapefruit beer made?

Pilsners and pale ales work well, too. Make as much grapefruit-ade as you like. Simply follow the lemonade formula of 1:1:2 (1 part each grapefruit juice and simple syrup mixed with 2 parts water). For a little more grapefruit flavor, replace 1/2 ounce or so of water with extra juice.

How do you flavor an IPA?

Yellow fruits, especially tropical ones, are more harmonious with the hops in IPAs than red ones such as cherry or raspberry. Mango, guava, and passion fruit are expensive, but they are tasty and hop-friendly — no wonder they’re the favorites.

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Written by Lindy Valdez

I specialize in food and product photography, recipe development, testing, and editing. My passion is health and nutrition and I am well-versed in all types of diets, which, combined with my food styling and photography expertise, helps me to create unique recipes and photos. I draw inspiration from my extensive knowledge of world cuisines and try to tell a story with every image. I am a best-selling cookbook author and I have also edited, styled and photographed cookbooks for other publishers and authors.

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