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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

1,711 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 37
Gots: 127 | 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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Docrock

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-06-2014 04:35:45 | More by Docrock
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

05-06-2014 02:36:15 | More by heerboth
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2014 23:37:45 | More by RummyRedbeard
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BOD 2/7/14. Pours a slightly hazy light amber with a full head that retains the lacing quite well. Nose is of grapefruit over sweet biscuit malt. Medium bodied to the heavy side with a smooth texture. Low carbonation level with no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is well balanced and focuses on hop flavor rather than bitterness. It begins with a biscuit sweetness overlaying a robust grapefruit which flows into a flavor reminiscent of grapefruit rind. The finish is grapefruit rind with a touch of pepper. As it warms, the alcohol content is also evident on the finish. A higher carbonation level would improve the finish by bringing the grapefruit sweetness more forward. This one gets an outstanding by the skin of its "rind".

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 19:03:44 | More by tillmac62
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whitenads

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-05-2014 16:40:52 | More by whitenads
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-05-2014 16:28:54 | More by Drk93TT
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hecmin01

Indiana

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-05-2014 11:30:03 | More by hecmin01
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2014 02:52:20 | More by jak
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GinDC

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-05-2014 02:13:15 | More by GinDC
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-04-2014 23:41:47 | More by brpendergast85
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 23:37:16 | More by thatoneguymike
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jblain

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 22:48:21 | More by jblain
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-04-2014 19:51:32 | More by Drew88
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Whsrickqb12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-04-2014 19:41:09 | More by Whsrickqb12
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gotek

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 19:25:14 | More by gotek
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-04-2014 08:07:12 | More by Hardcore
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leoinsd

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-04-2014 06:31:31 | More by leoinsd
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taospowder

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 05:34:31 | More by taospowder
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g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-04-2014 05:29:12 | More by g_jenkins
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA. "Ale with grapefruit peel added" it says on the bottle.

Pours a beautifully clear, and fairly pale golden colour, with a fine white head that settles out to a fine bubbled film. Lacing is patchy but good. Body has some weight behind it, and allows carbonation to form in powdery waves. Looks great.

Nose is also great. Big peely citrus characters, bright and sharp: piercing in intensity. Under this is a distinct sweetness, like a clear but flat honey malt. The two characters don't integrate all that well, but they're each quite pleasant in their own right.

Taste is similar, although the sweetness takes on a slight marmalade character what with the citric bitterness from the hops and the grapefruit peel. This bitterness probably comes fairly strongly from the peel, as there's a acidic quality to the bitterness—different from the sharper, earthier tones you just get from hops. It integrates fairly well, but it's also maybe a tad too aggressive. Feel is glassy and smooth, with some weight behind it.

Overall, there's no doubt this is a good beer, and a big beer. I'm afraid it may be too much for me: it feels a little unbalanced, while still seeming very sweet and very bitter. But there's stacks that's good in it—it's just not the beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 02:10:44 | More by lacqueredmouse
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit definitely complements an IPA. I recently had an Abita that worked great, and this one is similar, but on a grander scale. It definitely is not as easy drinking and it probably costs at least twice as much.

It has an amazing yellow color and the foam and head are plentiful. The aroma is to die for. A huge mix of hops and grapefruit.

The taste is a wonderful balance of large amounts of malt and hops, cut with the fruit. The fruit really kicks in on the aftertaste, and it is a great effect.

This is definitely a great one to try. I am going to hog the entire bomber!

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 00:12:38 | More by schoolboy
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2014 20:26:48 | More by tommy5
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-02-2014 17:49:28 | More by discharmingly
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jadler16

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2014 17:26:33 | More by jadler16
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2014 17:00:10 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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