Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
1,962
Reviews:
292
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
169
For Trade:
1
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Photo of dag1991
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of stevoj
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grapefruit melds nicely with citrusy hops, malt still shines through. Pale golden with soft white head. Tart citrus in aroma and taste. Smooth despite the high abv.

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YetiMaas
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of datpingao
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bman13
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Redgoatman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schmitter
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinmybelly
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnbpark
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a clear orange color with some white froth and lacing.

(S)- A big zesty grapefruit and lemon citrus zest aroma

(T)- Huge blasts of acidic grapefruit. Huge citrus meets huge bitterness.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Absolutely massive citrus and acidic grapefruit oils from the rind. Massive bitterness too.

(O)- I like all the grapefruit this has but it envelops and overpowers all of the base flavors and aromas

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours copper tinted amber under a 2” cream colored foam cap that persists and provides sheets of lace. S: Big grapefruit nose, both added and hop driven. T: Rich malt attack provides a slightly sweet backdrop with added grapefruit, grapefruit rind and hop derived grapefruit flavors playing off one another. F: Medium to medium full body, medium carbonation. O: the interactions of the various grapefruit elements make this a very interesting beer.

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3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: golden orange. fairly clear

S: lots of bitter grapefruit, some pine, grass. lemon peel

T: bitter lemon peel. grapefruit pith, resin

F: medium plus carbonation

O: This one didnt do it for me. Felt the balance was way off and not in a good way.

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