Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours bright gold. The liquid is clear and without sediment. The head is medium-sized, white and reasonably sticky. Retention is average to good with moderate lacing. The aroma is big on grapefruit. I smelled it as soon as the cap's seal broke. It's hard to tell whether the intensity of grapefruit aroma comes from hops or the grapefruit peel, but the peel is definitely there and contributes a more pithy aroma than you typically get from any hops. By that, I mean that you can really smell the grapefruit oil in the beer. It's deep and a touch harsh. Underneath the bitter grapefruit note, there's a surprisingly gentle floral aroma. It's a nice touch of hop sweetness and delicacy to act as a counterpoint to the grapefruit. Similarly, the taste has a big oily citrus bitterness on top of brighter, sweeter and more delicate flavors. In the background, there's some pale malt and honeysuckle hops, but the grapefruit note dominates it. Carbonation is unremarkable. Mouthfeel is otherwise fairly harsh. I like bitter DIPAs more than most, and I wouldn't say that this beer is ultimately all that bitter, but it is somewhat harsh. It really does have a grapefruit rind flavor for better and worse. Interesting beer, but I kinda wish that they had gone with a different fruit rind choice for the addition.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 06:32:30 | More by popery
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3.86/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
As would be appropriate, this has a pink grapefruit color with a cloudy fresh squeezed hue. The head was fizzy and white but held its shape well.
The nose has tremendous grapefruit qualities but it's a combination of juice, pith and hop.
The flavor starts with a nice grapefruit juice and grapefruit hop flavor but the finish is a deeply herbal hop flavor. The hop flavors near the end remind me of so many Stone products with an earthy, grassy, chivey and dank quality.
The feel is quite tangy and light but does have a strong astringency.
This tastes like an IPA made by Stone with grapefruit juice, which is exactly what it is.
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2014 23:14:02 | More by KYGunner
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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