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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA | Stone Brewing

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90
outstanding
292 Reviews
Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPAStochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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.

Added by Sweffin on 08-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
292
Ratings:
1,962
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
28.68%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
169
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by DaltonC:
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4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another winner by Stone, poured into a Stone old guardian 10.5oz glass.

A: Similar to the enjoy by, a little darker, maybe more close to their IPA color. 1 and a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin/spotty layer. Not overly carbonated, very few bubbles rising to the top.

S: Smells great, grapefruit hits you right away, nose is very similar to Ruination. I'm getting a really funky hoppy grapefruit smell with just a slight bit of alcohol.

T: Bitter bitter bitter, Stone's signature of course. Grapefruit, hoppy, bites your tongue, VERY similar to Ruination. Very citrusy, orange zest, the aftertaste is grapefruit absolutely delicious, leaves your mouth/tongue feeling like a hopped up grapefruit blew up in it.

M: Zesty, sharp, carbonation yet no too much. Mouthfeel is almost perfect, not too light not too heavy, the bitterness bites your tongue and yes it is pushing overly bitter it's just about perfect. Yet I wouldn't call this sessionable, one bomber will be more than enough.

O: Overall this is very similar to Ruination, it has been over 4-5 months since I have had Ruination but if I did a side by side blind taste test I might not be able to tell the difference, I am only about a year and half into the craft industry (had my fair share of IPAs) but I am still acquiring the art of tasting different hops/fruit flavors in beer. In the end this is a typical Stone IPA, it's overly bitter which I don't mind one bit, it separates the boys from the men, as well as it's Stone's IPA signature, but the flavors make up for it, especially how well the alcohol is hidden. This would be a beer to DEFINITELY seek out on draft, I know I will. $7.50 for a bomber from Total Wine (30 mins away) is not too bad. In town at local stores I'm sure I will see 8.99-9.99, I will probably buy 2-5 more bombers over the course of the spring/summer.

Added: 1 glass down, this leaves your mouth and lips just coated in a sticky sweet grapefruit hop mess, it's delicious. I will have this on draft that's a fact.

Great beer from my old hometown Brewery, this is a hoppy citrusy IPA lovers dream, seek it out and you won't be disappointed! Great job Steve and Greg!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sugary bready malts and tropical fruit / grapefruit.

The flavor is a little sweet fruity bready malt followed by a pretty big resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall, a nice IPA, but not as good as I thought it sounded.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle share at Proof done side-by-side with Proof's Guru IPA blended with Apollo aged on grapefruit. Pale straw in color with very little head. Big grapefruit and orange citrus with some tropical fruit in the aroma. Taste is spicy/citrus combo with a fair malt backbone. High carbonation (despite little head) and medium body. I enjoyed the Proof considerably more.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

Stunningly tight and sticky lacing on top of this hazed out pale amber brew. Big bag of smashed grapefruits rush the nostrils, hints of alcohol and hops within. My palate is simply being abused by the onslaught of grapefruit and hops, the alcohol is clean and quite warming. Some light bready tones underneath but the finish is just more lingering grapefruit and hops.

Slam? This is a Smackdown, thanks Stone for this one and keeping things fun.

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