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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

1,884 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,884
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 65
Gots: 154 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

reizorc, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has been the best new beer I've had this year. The grapefruit is intense, and it's a bitter paradise with this IPA. The grapefruit could have killed this beer, but it didn't. It made it more intense to the pallet in the best way possible.

Wish this was a yearly offering.

Celtics17, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

zestar, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Samuel906
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grapefruit, grapefruit EVERYWHERE! As you should probably expect, if you don't like grapefruit, and especially if you don't like grapefruit juice, this is probably not your beer. This beer is at its core a terrific IPA. It looks crisp and pure and clean like an IPA should and has huge, resiny hops on the nose and pallate. It's not overly sweet, and not overly sticky, making it drinkable and refreshing. Now add to that foundation a grapefruit bonanza. The nose smells like a fresh cut fruit served for breakfast. Bitter and sour citrus dominate the flavor, and lingers long after.

Overall, as someone who loves grapefruit, this is terrific. Bitter and sour, subtly sweet, hoppy and refreshing. I love it, and I hope to see it around for a long time.

Samuel906, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of mattknueven
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mattknueven, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of 57md
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A beer like this should be consumed super fresh. I was fortunate to get a hold of a bottle merely days after its 2014 national release. I drank it the same night that I bought it.

Poured a clear light copper with more than a finger of head that lingered for a very long time yet left surprisingly little lace behind. The nose has hints of both hops and grapefruit, but it is not as intense as I expected. The taste is very dry with distinct hop bitterness. Tart grapefruit is certainly present, but the malt backbone is not really there.

This would be a very good beer with a light breakfast or brunch. It would also probably serve as an excellent substitute for dry white wine with an appropriate meal. Definitely best when absolutely fresh!

57md, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 1/23/14.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a solid grapefruit presence all around, but it's a bit stronger in the flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

brother_kenneth, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

stereosforgeeks, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Modernrickk
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Modernrickk, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

sabitu, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Remdog
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Remdog, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bottled in 2014, although I can't read the exact date

A - Golden with clarity. 1 finger of head and nice lacing left on the glass

S - Grapefruit and citrus hops. And LOTS of it..

T - Just like the aroma, GRAPEFRUIT> overload. Totally dominates. Spicy finish. Lots of citrus and grapefruit. After your palate adjusts to the bitterness, this beer gets better and better as you go.

M - Full bodied and sizzles all the way down. Oily and slick.

O - An excellent DIPA variety, emphasizing citrus and grapefruit. Stone dominates IPA's period. Well done!

BeerDawgs, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

RKing44, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

allentownpaguy, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of vitALEity
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Grapefruit, clean soap, lemon zest

Appearance: Gold (much more so then Enjoy By) with a perfect, creamy, 2 inches of white head, great lacing and retention.

Taste: As has been said by others, bitter grapefruit. Its layered though and as you go, sip by sip, it develops (kind of reminds me of how HT does this). More pine and spice and herbal/earthy notes come out. Stays pretty damn bitter the whole time and Ive crossed all lupulin thresholds years ago ;-)

Mouthfeel: Full bodied for an IPA, resiny. Awesome.

Overall: An amazing IPA from brewers who just get it.

Serving type: bottle

vitALEity, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

M1A2, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

beerbeforetime, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

StlHopHead77, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's.

Clear, golden pour, with a thin white head that retained as a ringlet; minimal lacing. Nice aroma, obvious grapefruit, crisp leafy hops, promises of a pale biscuity malt profile. Blast of fresh grapefruit in the taste, pith, peel, and pulp, good balance of sweet and bitter, herbal/leafy hops, solid biscuity malts. No complaints here. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish, moderate to low carbonation. Pretty good overall. I'd imagine its charms wouldn't last very long in a bottle, so drink it fresh.

Rifugium, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Black_ox, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DrewShalvoy, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ber12, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

itsiilegal, Feb 12, 2014
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,884 ratings.