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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPAStochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,717 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,717
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 40
Gots: 128 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sweffin on 08-23-2013)
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 03:05:04 | More by cbutova
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isaackaiju

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-22-2014 03:04:55 | More by isaackaiju
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-22-2014 02:41:53 | More by Zekenyce
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love the name, the "grapefruit slam" part, not the "stochasticity."

A - Three plus fingers wroth of slightly late to develop peach hued active assertive head comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles... Awesome retention... A slight bit of moderate paced carbonation throughout... The color is a mix of equal parts pale gold and pale copper... Gobs of sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - Not nearly as assertive as I would have expected... Subdued grapefruit... Orange zest... Pineapple... Mango... A light candied sugar sweetness permeates... There is a slight muskiness as well... Not bad by any means, just a bit understated, especially given the name...

T - Starts with a bit of candied sugar sweetness... A light earthy character... Orange zest and a kiss of light grapefruit... Then POW!!! This one smacks you square in the face as the grapefruit character crescendos and intensifies to epic levels on the finish... Overall, this one seems to be a tad less than the sum of its parts...

M - Sturdy... Medium bodied... A bit juicy to start... Finishes very dry once the grapefruit character takes the reigns... Limited carbonation...

D - An enjoyable and rather unique brew... However, this one pales in comparison to its Stone Brethren (Ruinten and Enjoy By)... Recommend for Stone and IPA fans, but not quite a must try for all...

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:07:18 | More by philbe311
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-22-2014 02:02:57 | More by gtermi
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-22-2014 01:49:00 | More by HeyYoMar
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2014 01:35:28 | More by DrStiffington
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2014 01:25:14 | More by Gww1864
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Rich, thick. It's like seeing an old enemy you know you have dealt with in the past, seemingly overcome, but back for vengeance...

Smell: Sweet. Too sweet... is this my baby brother's Juicy Juice?

Taste: the taste is abrupt, sweet, and forward: as awe-inspiring as its Mouthfeel:

As powerful and spontaneous as tens of 500 gram repeaters exploding all at once... the feeling of looking up and being humbled by grids of color, spiraling and swirling simultaneously, overtaking all senses and reinventing the processing procedure of all you know.

Overall::: An IPA that acts not in pretense, but divine truth in its intensions and outcome.

Drank up.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 01:12:09 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2014 00:30:42 | More by twenty5
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t420o

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-21-2014 23:26:21 | More by t420o
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quang_dam

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-21-2014 23:25:06 | More by quang_dam
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soze47

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-21-2014 23:21:17 | More by soze47
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Nugganooch

California

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle with my FW snifter glass
Notes from on 02/17/14

A: Deep caramel amber body and mostly lucent. Active streaming carbonation visible. Forms some quick acting bone white fizz on top. Low retention with minimal cling to the glass save some scattered dots of slippery stick.

S: Smells of grapefruit zest but not right away or in abundance. Hops are there. Light floral and herbal. Zesty for sure with Pink Grapefruit. Some mild alcohol spice and a bit of caramel malt sweetness. Overall it is a nice and zesty nose.

T: Tastes herbal and floral with some intense grapefruit oils – it’s really quite pithy actually. Almost detracting in a way and soap like at times. Moderate to high bitters across the palate and the alcohol presents towards the finish. Malt is practically nonexistent only providing some minor caramel sweetness. Brings a candied citrus note to the beer overall which is nice. Has a sort of dirty fruit skin quality to it that I am not exactly digging. Otherwise solid in effort and not shy with the zest.

M: Medium light feel with a nice frothy texture from the carbonation. Finishes out with some drying and a resinous stick on the back end.

D: This is pretty good brew and fun to try but not going to be a fav in my house. A bit too much of that dirty pith likeness on it.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 22:27:19 | More by Nugganooch
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: gold in color. Whispy white head. Nice crown and legs.

S: lots of grapefruit.

T: somewhat chalky and not that crisp of a grapefruit flavor as I had been hoping for. Moderate bitterness. Not much malt balance

M: too thick for my liking.

O: okay but underwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 22:25:25 | More by glazeman
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-21-2014 21:45:43 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/30/14
A - 3.75 - Nice golden amber color that's crystal clear with a ring of white head that sticks but doesn't leave much lacing.
S - 4.5 - citrus, grapefruit, pine, orange, lemon-lime, pineapple, sweet malts in the background
T - 4.25 - TONS of grapefruit, with a very specific citrus zest type bitterness, along with the hop bitterness. Lemon-lime zest, orange juice, pine.
M - 4.25 - VERY bitter, light mouthfeel. Alc covered, aftertaste is bitter grapefruit.
O - 4.25 - The smell is better than the taste, but it's pretty damn good either way. It's exactly what I would expect from the explanation on the back of the bottle. The grapefruit does cover up the flavor of the hops and malt a little bit, but I can't knock that because it has such a fresh flavor and doesn't taste artificial at all. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 19:00:39 | More by ISmith87
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-21-2014 18:34:59 | More by CoolEthan
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GoGators

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-21-2014 17:56:35 | More by GoGators
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a stone standard pint glass. The brew appears a hazed, pale golden copper color. A sudsy white topping rests atop fading to a thin film with a curtain of lace sticking.

The aroma is all pulpy and zesty like rinds of fruit. It doesnt scream grapefruit but you certainly get that feel of citrus zest, pulp and pith. A little grassy as well but the nose leaves little room for anything but zest and citrus hops.

The taste is very dry and bitter. Pulp and zest of grapefruit pith/rind. A bit herbal and grassy with a resinous cling throughout. Despite it being dry, there is a light toast grain element before getting a bit piney.

This is medium to light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not bad but not the slam of grapefruit I was expecting. I would rather take any other hoppy stone offering that is fresh, over this.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 15:56:20 | More by stakem
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-21-2014 15:04:28 | More by cfinch2
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-21-2014 13:47:17 | More by kushlash23
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MongoDongo

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-21-2014 12:41:02 | More by MongoDongo
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-21-2014 12:27:14 | More by BeastLU
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-21-2014 08:23:18 | More by ambruns1979
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,717 ratings.