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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPAStochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,780 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,780
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 47
Gots: 137 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sweffin on 08-23-2013)
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Reviews by MaineBrewing:
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MaineBrewing

Maine

4.46/5  rDev +12.1%

A - poured a brilliant clear gold with orange highlights. One finger loose head that lasted only a few moments. Very little lacing, opposite of what I expected, but could very well be my glassware. I will give them the benefit of the doubt.

S - intense citrus aroma, grapefruit as expected, lemon pledge, lemon oil even. Just a very candy citrusy aroma. Malt notes peak around the corner, light Pilsen-ish is dominant.

T - The front is bitter, the middle is sweet and the end is bitter. The sweet middle is the crux that really pulls this together, providing a complexity of flavors between the bitterness upfront and in the finish, making me crave sip after sip. The citrus fruits flavors are very mellow but ever so present. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, grassy hops, and a pepper yeast bouquet. The malt holds it down with the background, but is certainly ample enough to provide some backbone to it. The bitterness is very similar to eating a grapefruit or zest of lemon, very fitting for the name of this beer.

M - slightly viscous, but very drinkable. The finish is very dry and bitter, making me crave another sip to get to those sweet citrusy notes.

O - Scarred from the overpowering lemon and tea notes of their 16th anniv brew, I was a little hesitant to try another stone IPA based on a citrus fruit. This one was done right, and i applaud stone for continuing to put out one offs like this that not only push the envelope, but maintain a consistently great execution and enjoyable experience.

03-12-2014 23:31:18 | More by MaineBrewing
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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,780 ratings.