Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MaineBrewing:
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
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -12.1%
22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sugary bready malts and tropical fruit / grapefruit.
The flavor is a little sweet fruity bready malt followed by a pretty big resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall, a nice IPA, but not as good as I thought it sounded.
02-20-2014 05:25:52 | More by Beaver13
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
Bottle share at Proof done side-by-side with Proof's Guru IPA blended with Apollo aged on grapefruit. Pale straw in color with very little head. Big grapefruit and orange citrus with some tropical fruit in the aroma. Taste is spicy/citrus combo with a fair malt backbone. High carbonation (despite little head) and medium body. I enjoyed the Proof considerably more.
03-23-2014 17:51:29 | More by mverity
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.
Stunningly tight and sticky lacing on top of this hazed out pale amber brew. Big bag of smashed grapefruits rush the nostrils, hints of alcohol and hops within. My palate is simply being abused by the onslaught of grapefruit and hops, the alcohol is clean and quite warming. Some light bready tones underneath but the finish is just more lingering grapefruit and hops.
Slam? This is a Smackdown, thanks Stone for this one and keeping things fun.
02-28-2014 04:17:12 | More by Jason
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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