I don't know how or why, but for some reason, American craft beer drinkers decided that drinking IPAs with hops that already have a citrusy aroma and taste to them just wasn't good enough. They needed their hop bombs to also be fruit bombs, and thus the fruit-infused IPA was born (Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin probably birthed this
Maybe you're disappointed that your favorite brewery hasn't released a overly faux fruity version of your favorite IPA. Not to worry, I'll show you how to make any (literally any) IPA taste like a fruit-infused IPA in just a few easy steps!
Step 1: Select your favorite IPA you wish had a fruity flavor.
Step 2: Go to the water/sports drink/soda aisle of your local supermarket and pick out a flavor of "water enhancer."
Even the store brand will work:
Step 3: Pour the beer into a glass.
Step 4: Squirt the water enhancer into the beer.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Wasn't that easy? Now you can make your own
Next week I'll show you how to make any stout or porter taste like mocha!
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