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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 2 months ago

Are there ANY American IPA's that don't taste like pine resin and grapefruit? Or is that the standard for the type?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is the American hops that give the grapefruit taste. 

  • 1 month ago

    Idrink Laguniatas IPA and i detect a grapefruit taste. Maybe they are all like that?  

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, the hop has one major commercial, growing region, the NW. I believe there were 3 small sole proprietorships last I heard. Cuban vs Honduran cigars are very different, but unlike London accents, growing region characteristics don't change 3 city blocks away.

  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    IPA's are heavily hopped - it was part of the process intended to keep the beer from going bad on long journeys, such as the sea voyage from England to India, hence the name India Pale Ale.

    The American-made IPA's of today are part of the craft beer movement, so you often get lots of beers intended to push the limits of what is sensible.

    Consider checking out a juicy or hazy pale ale, these will be less hoppy and dry.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is the American hops that give the grapefruit taste. 

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