Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA | Stone Brewing Co.

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90
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291 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,958
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
28.93%
 
 
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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPAStochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
First Release: February 2014
India pale ales harness the inherent flavor characteristics of hops to bring forward familiar flavors of pine, resin, spice, and citrus. In some cases, those botanicals are so potent, they exactly mirror specific edibles. Such is the case with Centennial hops, which hail from the Great Northwest and come across on the palate like a mouthful of citrus fruit. That sensation is amplified with this, the first beer introduced via the Stochasticity Project–a double IPA brewed with Centennial, Chinook and Magnum hops as well as an immense dosing of fresh grapefruit peel. The result is over-the-top bittersweet grapefruit intensity that is at once refreshing and bracing in its citrusy bitterness.

Added by Sweffin on 08-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 291 | Ratings: 1,958
Reviews by popery:
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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.