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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

1,851 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,851
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 62
Gots: 150 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Lurkerson, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of TheBrewo
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We pop a bottle labeled under Stone/Koochen Vagner’s “Stochasticity Project” heading, pouring a brew of dingy, dusky orange into our Founders snifters. It produces a commanding three finger head of soapy, thinned eggshell colored bubbles, showing excellent retention. Asymmetric cords and specks of lacing adorn the glasses circumferentially. No haze or sediment is noted whatsoever, and carbonation appears to be nearly nonexistent. The nose speaks of sugary sweet grapefruity and nectary hops, mango, white grape, and strawberry fruitiness, cloven and plastic phenols, pale, amber, and chalky crystal maltiness, lemon and orange rind, cloying cotton candy sweetness, lemon tea tannins, fusel booziness, mustard seed and black pepper, massive bubblegum esters, tight vinegar sugars, and zucchini and celery vegetals. Our first impression is that it is much more bitter than the taste would let on, however, the included grapefruit rind, adds an intensity that would not otherwise be garnered from the hop bill alone. As we sip, the flavoring opens with pith and oily skinned zest of authentic grapefruit and orange fruitiness, continued massive bubblegum aromatics, soured orange juiciness, white sugar, fermented strawberries, chemical lemon cleaner, black pepper and clovey spice, phenolic plastics, and black cherry flesh. The middle hits with sweetness, contained within white and confectioner’s sugars, soft citric, grassy, and floral hoppiness, clean pale and lightly roasted caramel maltiness, banana and bubblegum esters, tart tangerine juiciness, lemon zest, and wheatgrass. The end comes with the sweetest booze mixing with hearty hops of citrus, herb, and soap, green twiggy sap, clean orange rind bitters, cleansing soapiness, cardboard calmness, sweet potato starchiness, burnt molasses and toasty pales, cucumber freshness, tannic lemon teas, and finishing plastic bitterness. The aftertaste breathes of chalky pale malts, dry brown rice, chemical phenols and chlorine bite, piney and grapefruity hop bitterness, fresh curly leaf parsley, walnut and peanut shells, pencil lead, musk and dust, coiny metallics, ale yeastiness, and bitter vegetal tomato skinned acidity. The body is cleanly medium, and the carbonation is lightly medium. Cream, froth, slurp, and smack are all pleasant and wonderfully contributory, with finishing pop drawing hard to the upper lip. The mouth is initially foamed and coated, but this quickly thins to oily astringency and decently robust pucker. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is high.

Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this beer is its flavoring. This was a hard sell when compared directly to the aroma, however, as that aspect of the brew was intense and inviting from beginning to end. The nose actually showed a surprisingly vast array of sweetness; the primary component of which was a stark, sticky, chewy bubblegum ester. This blended curiously with the heavy bitterness of the hops and the grapefruity inclusions, but made for a rather wonderful balance. This is a sweeter, much more approachable and commercially acceptable DIPA for the masses, coming from the west coast, and from Stone. That balanced sweetness will have a lot of appeal, as will the fresh fruitiness from the grapefruit skins. This should be an interesting series to follow, and hopefully they can maintain the potential hype of “specialty ingredients” with each new addition, and deliver on them fully and without hesitation.

TheBrewo, Feb 11, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Grapefruit

Appearance: Poured from 22oz bottle. Pale Amber, perfect white head.

Flavor: Big bitter grapefruit, can't tell if flavor is all from grapefruit peel or if hops are adding to that flavor. Nice caramel sweet malt on the front end but very quickly hit with the grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Oily, bitter like biting into a grapefruit, maintains excellent carbonation throughout drinking.

Overall: Really nice DIPA with big grapefruit bitter bite. Don't really notice much as far as hop aroma or flavor goes, but it does have that great bitter grapefruit flavor.. I will definitely be buying again.$7.99 for 22oz bottle.

buzzardman, Feb 11, 2014
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic. Really surprised by how much I enjoyed this special release by Stone.
Nose is completely dominated by grapefruit, first time I've been able to really pinpoint one dominant flavor in an IPA.
Taste follows, much more sweetness and citrus than regular ruination. I prefer this 100x over.
Mouthfeel is what you'd expect, medium carbonation. Beautiful lacing down the glass.
Can't get enough of this beer, I'd order it over and over again.

GWhite, Oct 18, 2013
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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,851 ratings.