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Stochasticity Project: Grapefruit Slam IPA | Stone Brewing

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3.97/5
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2,040 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First Release: February 2014
India pale ales harness the inherent flavor characteristics of hops to bring forward familiar flavors of pine, resin, spice, and citrus. In some cases, those botanicals are so potent, they exactly mirror specific edibles. Such is the case with Centennial hops, which hail from the Great Northwest and come across on the palate like a mouthful of citrus fruit. That sensation is amplified with this, the first beer introduced via the Stochasticity Project–a double IPA brewed with Centennial, Chinook and Magnum hops as well as an immense dosing of fresh grapefruit peel. The result is over-the-top bittersweet grapefruit intensity that is at once refreshing and bracing in its citrusy bitterness.

BEER STATS
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#10,285
Reviews:
317
Ratings:
2,040
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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83
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Ratings: 2,040 |  Reviews: 317
Photo of ummswimmin
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ravisingh
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a tulip glass with about a half inch of head leaving behind a generous soapy film of lacing. The aroma is very subtle and bready from what I could pick up, really there wasn't much there. The flavor is as advertised with grapefruit kicking down the door there are some yeasty notes underneath it. It's a good beer.

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Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdub
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrew8626
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of markallmon
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoshuaShort13
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VoodooBear
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz. can with the "enjoy by" date printed on the bottom of the can. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The one finger head stays around for a little while but goes away fairly quickly. It leaves lots of patchy lacing all over the glass. It's a very hazy, dull gold color.

Smell: It's a soft, fruity aroma of fresh grapefruit and grapefruit peel with some dank, earthy hops.

Taste: It's fruity and slightly bitter but simple. Just grapefruit with hints of earthy pine resin and a soft, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: It's medium bodied and quite creamy but still refreshing with medium carbonation.

Overall: It's simple, refreshing and easy to drink despite the quite high 8% ABV. It still has character and body and body, though. A very good beer.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobbydigital1419
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So far I have only seen this in a 22 oz bottle, although Stone also released this in a 12 pack variety. Anyways, it's as if Stone decided to try to take on Ballast Point for the grapefruit ipa market. I poured this into my special IPA drinking glass and let it rest a minute. It was not a very hoppy IPA, unlike most of Stone's releases, which led to a small amount of head. It's not very bitter like most of Stone's beers either. As it was a hot day in Southern California I found it extra refreshing. I think most people prefer Ballast Point, but this is a wee bit stronger, but also a wee bit more expensive.

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Originally a Stochasticity Project from Stone that I missed out on.. glad they turned it into a nationwide distro. Canned 01/07/19.

The pour is a golden orange color, with a finger of frothy white head rising to the brim of the glass. As it settles, bogs of white lace cling to the glass. Large amounts of stagnant sediment float motionless in the glass, like grapefruit pulp. Harmless but unintended.

Definitely lots of grapefruit on the nose of this beer. With hints of sweet malt beginning to emerge, this beer was really cracked at the perfect time. The combination of sweet malt and bold grapefruit turns the aromas into that of candied grapefruit. Subtle undertones of lemony, grassy hops.

Again, this thing is all grapefruit. Huge citrus notes balance out that very familiar piney, resinous hop presence that is iconic to Stone Imperial IPAs. A slight bitterness is left behind, but not any moreso than what you'd get from biting directly into a ripe grapefruit. Zesty, hoppy, mildly boozy. Very balanced.

Medium mouthfeel with a light, resiny mouthcoating. Refreshing and smooth, with a mild warmth as it goes down.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, pours a clear orange/gold color with short white head leaving scant lacing. Nose is mostly citrus ,a little sweet malt and grassy hops. Taste follows with lots of citrus and pine and a little malt. The hop,malt and yeast profile are unmistakably Stone. ABV well hidden.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours about a 9 on the SRM index,creamy head with much lacing, Smells like citrus and fresh hay, Tastes like grapefruit,black tea, mild toffee, Taste is much more refined than I expected,Nice citrus wash with a nice caramel malt finish- Feels well put together,nicely carbonated, finishes semi-dry. Overall I think this beer is hugely drinkable and refreshing. I really do not understand the lower ratings on this one- Unless they changed it this year. The can is different than shown-

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Photo of cmsfish
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamesg1188
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Holy shit, slam is right!! Awesome hop and awesome citrus flavor with an almost minty refreshing after taste. Awesome double.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy golden with a thick off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly leaving behind a lot of lacing - some particulate likely from the grapefruit peel
S - Bright citrus and piney hops with a hint of malt
T - Follows the nose: bright citrus (grapefruit) and piney hops up front and throughout tied together with a malt backbone - maybe some caramel in there.
F - Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Personally, I wish the body were a little lighter and more crisp, but overall it's still not a bad mouthfeel
O - This is a really nice IPA, but it really doesn't stand out for me. The grapefruit is nice, but personally I'd take a Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin over this - this one needs a little more crispness on the body and a little more hop bite.

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Photo of ChazBoner
2.86/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Stochasticity Project: Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 2,040 ratings