Grapefruit Slam IPA
Stone Brewing

Grapefruit Slam IPAGrapefruit Slam IPA
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,970
Ranked #12,442
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Jun 18, 2023
Aug 23, 2013
Formerly Stochasticity Project: Grapefruit Slam IPA

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.
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. pours deep orange red with a small white head. Smells of citrus, nice and inviting. Tastes of bright citrus, and smooth four a double. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 1.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Mar 23, 2022
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Rated by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
#1 from the 12 days of IPA's pack. Decent citrus-hoppy DIPA..not overly dank or drying, but I'm missing the "slam" of grapefruit.
Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by AmitC from New York

Feb 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Part of the 12 days of IPA mix pack. 8% ABV, hopped with Centennia, Chinook & Magnum. No IBU per the label or website.
Pours out to a hazy burnt orange, forming a small white head with a brisk pour which quickly recedes. Quite low carbonation. ~1.75-2 carbs or so. Lots of flittering gunk on closer inspection. The nose is definitely centennial, mango pineapple, juicy tropical fruit. The taste is quite nice. There is an upfront maltiness which is chewy and has some lingering sweet which hangs out until the bitterness kicks in a bit later. Some grain husk makes its appearance followed by some tannic astringency and pepper wave in the aftertaste, then finishing dry. The bitterness seems nicely first. Quite bitter in the finish. No off flavors or aromas. I can't say that the grapefruit adds anything that the hops already don't.

They got it right when they say "The result is over-the-top bittersweet grapefruit intensity that is at once refreshing and bracing in its citrusy bitterness." I can't say that I would buy it again though.
Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by BillAfromSoCal from California

4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
bought as a 12 oz bottle off a room temp shelf about 2 months after bottling then consumed about a month later from a tall tulip glass. Nice deep amber color with 2 finger really dense, creamy, white head that lasts a a long time and leaves some lacing, although not an impressive amount. Smells like what is advertised; grapefruit rind plus nice complex malts and some hoppiness, although I can't pick out other details (identifying subtle smells is not my strength). Same taste as smell. Very nice, rich body with mild to moderate carbonation. I really like this balance between the less-than-overpowering grapefruit and the hoppy/ malty foundation. I also like the fact that this one delivers as advertised on the bottle; none of the common "flavors of X, y, and z" where I only get flavor A and perhaps a bit of x.
Dec 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Murky orange to copper with one finger off white head. Nose is full of candied grapefruit and slight hint of pine. Opens with a sappy citrus pine that fades to hop resin. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation. Ends with a bitter resin. Overall a good IPA, but one note and missing complexity.
Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by uncleotis from Illinois

Dec 25, 2021
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Rated by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Part of the 12 days of ipa pack. I really liked it.
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Amber with a 1/4" white head, which fades to a wisp. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is strong grapefruit, caramel, slight grass.

Taste is grapefruit zest, a touch of caramel.

Medium body, moderate carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

Very good. If you like grapefruit, you'll like this.
Dec 16, 2021
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Rated by TerryMills from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Grapefruit smell , just a hint of sweetness before the bitterness and citrus zest take over.
Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Paradox1000 from Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Stone does a great job and this one is well balanced. It definitely gets bitterness from the rind. I think the bitterness over shadows any grapefruit flavor, so if you are expecting the flavor from the name, you will be disappointed.
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Winzlow from Florida

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy amber. Medium foam. Big grapefruit aroma. Big flavors. Bitter grapefruit up front. Hop resin body. Mellow bitterness in the end. Thick mouth feel. Heavy. Another winner from Stone.
Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by lic217 from Connecticut

Nov 08, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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