Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Another winner by Stone, poured into a Stone old guardian 10.5oz glass.
A: Similar to the enjoy by, a little darker, maybe more close to their IPA color. 1 and a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin/spotty layer. Not overly carbonated, very few bubbles rising to the top.
S: Smells great, grapefruit hits you right away, nose is very similar to Ruination. I'm getting a really funky hoppy grapefruit smell with just a slight bit of alcohol.
T: Bitter bitter bitter, Stone's signature of course. Grapefruit, hoppy, bites your tongue, VERY similar to Ruination. Very citrusy, orange zest, the aftertaste is grapefruit absolutely delicious, leaves your mouth/tongue feeling like a hopped up grapefruit blew up in it.
M: Zesty, sharp, carbonation yet no too much. Mouthfeel is almost perfect, not too light not too heavy, the bitterness bites your tongue and yes it is pushing overly bitter it's just about perfect. Yet I wouldn't call this sessionable, one bomber will be more than enough.
O: Overall this is very similar to Ruination, it has been over 4-5 months since I have had Ruination but if I did a side by side blind taste test I might not be able to tell the difference, I am only about a year and half into the craft industry (had my fair share of IPAs) but I am still acquiring the art of tasting different hops/fruit flavors in beer. In the end this is a typical Stone IPA, it's overly bitter which I don't mind one bit, it separates the boys from the men, as well as it's Stone's IPA signature, but the flavors make up for it, especially how well the alcohol is hidden. This would be a beer to DEFINITELY seek out on draft, I know I will. $7.50 for a bomber from Total Wine (30 mins away) is not too bad. In town at local stores I'm sure I will see 8.99-9.99, I will probably buy 2-5 more bombers over the course of the spring/summer.
Added: 1 glass down, this leaves your mouth and lips just coated in a sticky sweet grapefruit hop mess, it's delicious. I will have this on draft that's a fact.
Great beer from my old hometown Brewery, this is a hoppy citrusy IPA lovers dream, seek it out and you won't be disappointed! Great job Steve and Greg!
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 06:59:08 | More by DaltonC
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