Grapefruit beers for the citrus-obsessed, tasted and blindly graded: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit, Shiner Ruby Redbird, Great Divide Roadie, Surly Grapefruit Supreme, Ballast Point Grapefruit IPA, Leinenkugel's Grapefruit Shandy, Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, Genesee Ruby Red Kölsch. IPAs may taste like grapefruit because of the types of hops that are used. Hop varieties such as Centennial, Chinook, Amarillo, Simcoe, Strata and Chinook can give the IPA a grapefruit flavor. If the beer is made with any of these ingredients, it may have a grapefruit flavor.
However, it's possible to find an IPA that doesn't taste like grapefruit. Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin beer is an award-winning IPA beer with a delicious level of hops while maintaining a light and refreshing feel, perfect for summer evenings or nights. A Radler is a beer that is mixed with fruit juice, similar to a shandy, and the Stiegl Grapefruit Radler is one of the best I've ever tasted. One grapefruit beer that I love to eat with meals is the Shiner Ruby Redbird.
Shiner sources the grapefruit for this beer directly from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Check out these tasty grapefruit-infused beers on a hot day or when you're in the mood for a fruity beer. So regardless of your favorite type of beer, whether you prefer a Radler light, a heavy IPA, or something in between, there's a delicious grapefruit beer for you.