Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by spoony:
4.09/5 rDev +2.8%
From a 650 ml bottle (bottled January 23, 2014) into a tulip.
A-The beer is nearly clear and sort-of orange-tinted golden in color. There is no visible carbonation. The head is a healthy two and one-half fingers of dense, tan foam. Retention is pretty good at about two minutes, but there is no lacing, which is a bit of a surprise.
S-The smell is heavy on the citrus and grapefruit citrus, in particular. No surprise there. Bitterness is medium and there is a decent bit of caramel malt, as well. I do not detect any alcohol. One dimensional, but flavorful nonetheless.
T-The taste is less grapefruit-centric than the smell, but this is still a juicy, citrus-bomb IIPA and should not be confused with its pine-forward cousins. There is also more caramel malt in here than I recall from other Stone IIPAs. This is a pretty big beer with nice balance.
M-The body is on the heavier side with an coating feel and lower-than-average carbonation that tickles the palate.
O-This is yet another tasty Stone IIPA, and for a beer that promotes grapefruit it delivers. There is not much to be had other than the grapefruit, but the caramel, malty flavors give a decent balance to a nice IIPA. This beer drinks well and would make for a nice early spring sipper.
02-20-2014 03:59:51 | More by spoony
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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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