Grapefruit IPA – makes a great Radler too

(3 customer reviews)

With so many great commercial versions of this from Magic Rocks Highwire Grapefruit, to Ballast Points Grapefruit Sculpin, and Brew Dogs Elvis Juice we felt it was time to share our all grain recipe kit that we enjoy during the summer months.

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Description

Long hot days, the need for a refreshing beer, the beer that ticks so many boxes is a Grapefruit IPA.

With so many great commercial versions of this from Magic Rocks Highwire Grapefruit, to Ballast Points Grapefruit Sculpin, and Brew Dogs Elvis Juice we felt it was time to share our recipe that we enjoy during the summer months.

This recipe also makes an excellent Radler by cutting it with lemonade and a touch more of the grapefruit extract.


Ingredients

Crisp Extra Pale Maris Otter (4500 grams)
Crisp Caramalt (880 grams)
Chinook Pellets (95 grams)
Cascade Pellets (153 grams)
Cold Pressed Grapefruit Extract 15ml (1 packs)
NBS West Coast Style Ale Yeast (1 packs)


Method

Beer Style (main): American Ales
Beer Style (sub): American-Style India Pale Ale
Batch Size: 23
Original Gravity: 1052
Final Gravity: 1009
ABV %: 5.6
IBU: 34.6

THE MASH
Temperature °C: 65
Length (mins): 60
Out temp °C: 75
Out time (mins): 10

THE BOIL
Boil time (mins): 60

Additions and timing:

20 mins – 18g Cascade
20 mins – 18g Chinook
10 min – 21g Cascade
10 min – 21g Chinook
0 min – 28g Chinook
0 min – 57g Cascade

Secondary additions and timing:

Dry hop day 7 – 57g Cascade
Dry Hop day 7 – 28g Chinook

Yeast: West Coast yeast
Fermentation temperature/steps: 18c for roughly 10 days

Cold crash, package

Comments:

A classic American IPA with a hop combination that delivers citrusy grapefruit flavours and aroma.
Back this up with the grapefruit extract, dose according to your personal taste, when we’ve made this we used 0.6ml per litre at packaging.

Cut the beer with Lemonade to make a refreshing summer radler.

Additional information

Weight 5.761 kg
Country of Origin GB
HS Code 2106909853

3 reviews for Grapefruit IPA – makes a great Radler too

  1. Kim Ashcroft (verified owner)

    Left the grapefruit extract in a dropper bottle to dose per glass as preferred the taste without it added. Tasted great without it. Well received by all who tried it.

  2. ROBERT WILTSHIRE (verified owner)

    Another nice result. I added the grapefruit as suggested in the recipe and it’s a little light on the grapefruit taste but definitely there. Received lots of positive feedback most compared it to a nice golden summer ale …

  3. Benjamin Williams (verified owner)

    This is fantastic and much better than current commercial offerings. The addition of grapefruit extract at 0.6ml per litre seems just right to me, any more would overpower the other flavours. It also means that you will have grapefruit extract left over, I’ve had great fun dosing commercial beers with this. The quality of the extract seems to be really good too, it tastes really authentic and not at all fake, which would be a real turn off for me. Crisp, clear, bready, lovely ‘puffy’ mouthfeel with a citrus bite = gorgeous.

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