Grapefruit Slam | Stone Brewing

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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
Ranking:
#9,829
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
2,000
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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79
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Ratings: 2,000 |  Reviews: 306
Reviews by hansenme:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber/gold with decent head and excellent lacing.

The aroma features a solid malt backbone, with the expected citrus hop note present. More pith than meat of the fruit actually. Hints of floral aroma as well, but not much else. Rather subdued overall, without much complexity.

The aroma was subdued. The flavor is classic blunt Stone, which is appreciated, but not the best the brewer has offered. A bit heavy-handed on the bitterness, but the malt is still there to balance, in true Stone fashion. Like the nose, the flavor has more pith than flesh of the grapefruit, which skews a bit more bitter than necessary. The ABV, however, is well hidden.

The mouthfeel is solid and straight. Well carbonated, with a good crisp finish, especially for a DIPA.

Overall, I understand this is a "grapefruit" flavored DIPA. But the promise of "peel" was a bit off. This has more of a "pith" bitterness, which is fine, but not exceptional. Still, glad to have tried.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Krafty34
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SkiBum22
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Beaver13
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
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 -11.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Grapefruit Slam from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 2,000 ratings