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

1,903 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,903
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 69
Gots: 160 | FT: 3
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:
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(Beer added by: Sweffin on 08-23-2013)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DaltonC
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another winner by Stone, poured into a Stone old guardian 10.5oz glass.

A: Similar to the enjoy by, a little darker, maybe more close to their IPA color. 1 and a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin/spotty layer. Not overly carbonated, very few bubbles rising to the top.

S: Smells great, grapefruit hits you right away, nose is very similar to Ruination. I'm getting a really funky hoppy grapefruit smell with just a slight bit of alcohol.

T: Bitter bitter bitter, Stone's signature of course. Grapefruit, hoppy, bites your tongue, VERY similar to Ruination. Very citrusy, orange zest, the aftertaste is grapefruit absolutely delicious, leaves your mouth/tongue feeling like a hopped up grapefruit blew up in it.

M: Zesty, sharp, carbonation yet no too much. Mouthfeel is almost perfect, not too light not too heavy, the bitterness bites your tongue and yes it is pushing overly bitter it's just about perfect. Yet I wouldn't call this sessionable, one bomber will be more than enough.

O: Overall this is very similar to Ruination, it has been over 4-5 months since I have had Ruination but if I did a side by side blind taste test I might not be able to tell the difference, I am only about a year and half into the craft industry (had my fair share of IPAs) but I am still acquiring the art of tasting different hops/fruit flavors in beer. In the end this is a typical Stone IPA, it's overly bitter which I don't mind one bit, it separates the boys from the men, as well as it's Stone's IPA signature, but the flavors make up for it, especially how well the alcohol is hidden. This would be a beer to DEFINITELY seek out on draft, I know I will. $7.50 for a bomber from Total Wine (30 mins away) is not too bad. In town at local stores I'm sure I will see 8.99-9.99, I will probably buy 2-5 more bombers over the course of the spring/summer.

Added: 1 glass down, this leaves your mouth and lips just coated in a sticky sweet grapefruit hop mess, it's delicious. I will have this on draft that's a fact.

Great beer from my old hometown Brewery, this is a hoppy citrusy IPA lovers dream, seek it out and you won't be disappointed! Great job Steve and Greg!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +4%
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KFBR392
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light orange color. Head of about a finger on the pour and settled in to be very lightly present while drinking. Scattered random lacing on the sides of the glass. Light active carbonation.

Smell: citrus with a moderate amount of alcohol burn on the front. Pine hop presence picks up quite a bit on the body. Some grapefruit mixed in but nothing over the top. Light caramel malt toward the back end as well.

Taste: Lots of grapefruit right away. Surprisinged how clearly the grapefruit comes out on the front and leaves no doubt. As the grapefruit fades the pine picks up quite a bit with some moderate fruity hop tones. A lingering acidity sticks around thoughout drinking.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, acidity, and very sweet. Not in an unpleasant fashion but hold on to your seat.

Overall: The grapefruit really dominates this brew. Not as much in the aroma but it takes over on the taste and mouthfeel. Do not get a lot of the ipa underneath but some piney bitterness shines through. I'll try anything Stone and this was an interesting idea, glad I got to try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of joeseppy
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Translucent golden amber with a pithy colored white head. Onset lacing is prevalent and then all but gone towards the end.

A sleeper of an aroma with faint citrus and aromatic hop-like a scratch and sniff.

Bam! Time to wake up 'cause because Stoch has arrived. Prominent grapefruit rind is evident. Pipe resin and dried hop cone. This is every bit of 95 IBU.

This is deep to left field and refreshing. Semi-sweet malt and an earthy bitter aftertaste.

A very straight forward hopped up brew with substantial ABV. Very welcomed indeed! For those who love hops, you've just been saluted!

Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 32 oz growler into teku glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a hint of copper. Nice 3 finger fluffy white head, and some sticky lacing.

S: Big citrus on the nose with grapefruit, orange, and maybe a little lemon. Some pine resin and bitter hops.

T: Again mostly citrus forward. There is a nice juiciness with the grapefruit and orange coming through nicely. There is a bit of underlying sweetness balanced with the bitterness from the hops.

M: Very nicely carbonated with medium body. The finish is a tad bit dry and bitter but pleasant.

O: I like this one quite a bit. Another nice brew from Stone...

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DMaCATO
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Light copper tan with a nice 1/2 inch foamy head. Good sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, orange, pine, lemon, a little spice mixed with some added sugars.

Taste - Straight up citric grapefruit at first sip. Lemon and orange are very noticeable. Some malts and added sugars come out near the finish. Some piney hops come out at the finish, along with some alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel - The hops relaly coat the tongue with sweet and bitter flavors, lots of grapefruit and pine. Palate gets hops, some malts and sugars. Aftertaste is herbal, grapefruit and piney, a little bitter.

Overall - Another great stone beer. Really smooth and easy to drink with a nice amount of bitter hop kick. Unique flavor but nothing off the wall, just very solid and enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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