Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by popery:
3.78/5 rDev -5%
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.
02-22-2014 06:32:30 | More by popery
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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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