Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cbutova:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Thanks Kathy for sharing the bottle. Thought I might have tried this but I got this confused with Port Grapefruit Puncher, kind of similar names, eh?
A- Poured to a tumbler with a clear deep golden body. Head forms to about a finger with decent retention and falls to a silky ring. Sheets of lace follow this ring at the top and beyond that is spotty.
S- Not deep and pungent hop notes, at least compared to many other modern IIPAs and even other Stone ones. The citrus focus is super strong though, it may not be deep and complex hoppy but tons of citrus oil jumps off the top. Tiny bit of malts and yeast beyond that. A bit thin in a way.
T- Whatever was missing in the aroma is made up for here. I have never quite tasted a beer that really focused on grapefruit this much. It is both a strength and weakness but the aftertaste is absolutely pure grapefruit peel, flesh and all, it lingers. Beyond the citrus is just some floral hop hints and slight cracked malts.
MF- Moderate to even light bodied for a Double IPA with a silky, fairly creamy overall texture. Carbonation at a nice high crispy level and it accentuates those citrus oils and the creaminess of the body. Finishes with a moderate bitterness on the palate.
Intense grapefruit dominates the taste buds but it is kind of a one trick pony. The hops are not as deep and complex as Ruination or Enjoy By. At the same time, the beer is named Grapefruit Slam and they did what they set out to do, higher ABV grapefruit nectar basically.
02-22-2014 03:05:04 | More by cbutova
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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