Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPAStochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 1/23/14.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a solid grapefruit presence all around, but it's a bit stronger in the flavor.

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

very cool beer, thinly veiled as something other than stone brewing, but thats cool. love the idea here, huge grapefruit hop buff, so this is right in my wheelhouse. i thought the execution overall was a little better than okay, but not as good as it could have been, or was in my head. a clearing orangey color, well carbonated with a bold white head that lasts. a nose as hoppy as it is grapefruity, plenty of bitterness, but some pale or maris otter malt backbone too. the flavor starts like a robust ipa, balancing grain and heavy handed hop additions wight he woodiness of centennial and the columbus citrus profile. the grapefruit waits until the end to show up, but it comes on strong. its all rind, not flesh so much, i get that bitter white pithy flavor, which is a really nice compliment to the hops, they both sort of play off each other, getting ever more bitter. the finish is forever, citrusy bitterness without the accompanying acidity. i wanted a little more fruitiness to this, and a little more sessionability. with all the bitterness and alcohol strength and malt body, its a very slow sipper for me, and when i was thinking of an all day style ipa with refreshing grapefruit, this is a little odd, but i love the idea, and maybe would like to see a series of these, one with flesh, one with ruby red fruit, one with pils malt, one around 4% abv… it would be a cool project. glad i got to try this beer, but i probably wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and grapefruit peels are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit citrus from the hops but there almost seems to be nearly an equal amount of grapefruit zest, the latter of which stands out in the finish. There is a moderate to high amount of bitterness and this persists through the finish. Only slight traces of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: As advertised, the aromas and flavors of this beer are all about grapefruit, although the addition of grapefruit peel seems to mellow things out about and not make this as tangy as you would expect.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the always-arrogant hop dominance front and center, this special version of Ruination kicks those natural IPA flavors of grapefruit into hyper warp with actual citrus additions.

Pouring the steadfast hues of golden and amber, the ale carries a surprisingly filtered haze that strips any diffusion from the beer's appearance. It simply gleams in the glass and shows off its streaming carbonation brilliantly. Its ivory tinted lather builds on top with strong and long-lasting retention, lacing the glass beautifully as the ale fades.

Citrus aromas are backed with caramel for a perfectly imbalanced scent. The common focus on grapefruit is exacerbated by more prominent citrus character as the actual grapefruit pith, peel, juice and ribs all add as much of a leafy verbena-type character as the hops do. With just enough malt character to give a slim graham cracker note, the beer's hop dominance is evident.

Then to taste, much of the same transpires. High citrus character is of all things pink and white grapefruit- fully equipped with rinds, pulp and tangy fruit juice. The hops easily dominate the taste even as caramel and graham cracker rise first and further support the hops and fruit additions afterwards. Finishing with a leafy, stemmy sassafras herbal complexity, the hop bitterness and fruit acidity provides earthy taste to boot.

Medium-light on the palate, any residual sweetness is short lived as the malts simply dissolve off of the early palate. Its malty-dryness props up the hops as the intensifying bitterness introduces an acidic pang and hides its vegetative astringency well. Deeply resinous and spicy warmth close the session with high level of refreshment.

In theory, if the beer already tastes like grapefruit, then lets push that even higher by adding actual grapefruits to the beer, relying on the hop's "bigness" becomes its own complexity. But I would prefer richer taste by adding a different fruit to the mix- oranges, lemons, apricots would not only intensify the fruit character but give it greater variety as well.

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Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive head; nice retention and a significant amount of lacing

Smell: Citric and bitter, with a pithy grapefruit character

Taste: A bit of graham cracker, up front, and then there is a bitter assault on the taste buds; this is not a floral, citrusy hop blast but a pithy, aspirin-like bitterness; just a vague smidgen of the malt lingers into the dry, bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is quite a bitter experience and just what I would have anticipated from Stone, although the malt balance in many of their beers is missing from this one; not really the kind of hop profile I enjoy but one that a fan of really bitter beers might find appealing

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Photo of kojevergas
2.55/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

The name is indeed "Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA," not "Stochast...India Pale Ale." So props so whomever added this correctly. Bottled 01/29/illegible. (I assume 01/29/14). 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label print and unbranded black pry-off pressure cap acquired at me local H-E-B grocery a couple hours ago and served into a Pinthouse Pizza conical pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery. Reviewed as an IPA since the label and description clearly identify it as such.

Served cold - at fridge temp. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a three finger wide head of very pale khaki colour. Okay creaminess, thickness, and frothiness. Okay complexion and consistency. Head retention is good - about 7-8 minutes. Leaves spotty inconsistent lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a transparent translucent copper of very good clarity and average vibrance. Clean; there's no visible yeast sediment or anything. Appears well-carbonated.

Overall, this is predictable standard fare for an IPA. Far from unique or special.

Sm: Soapy - I think this spent too long in primary. Bubblegum. Fresh citrus peel. Grapefruit. Faint pine. Floral hops. Fruity. Fairly resinous, but not real oily or nectary (much to my disappointment). The fresh citrus peel notes are a definite highlight for me personally, but the unwelcome bubblegum seems to drown the finer notes out. Maltwise, it's got a sweet bready undertone with plenty of pale malts and caramalts. Surprisingly, if anything it seems too sweet, not too bitter; did Stone brew this? I'm shocked they seem to have brewed an IPA without unnecessarily overaggressive hop bitterness.

Overall, this is a fairly pleasant clean aroma of mild strength, though it does seem too sweet and the bubblegum is unappealing.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

Mf/T: Okay, right up front it's obvious this is too dry and pithy. It also comes off a bit stale and rough - which is disastrous for an IPA. Wow, this mouthfeel is poorly executed. Overcarbonated, soapy, and medium bodied. Slightly oily. A biteen coarse. Horrid presence on the palate. This is a poor texture for a beer in this style. I'd almost prefer a watery beer to this. Ugh. It just scrapes the tongue.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, or astringent. There is some tolerable alcohol warmth.

Soapy detergent dominates the flavour profile; this definitely spent way too long in primary. The backbone of the beer is a weak pale malt/caramalt core. I pick up on faint hints of graham cracker as well. Once you get past the soapiness, you're confronted with poorly integrated bubblegum tones. The pleasant citrus peel from the aroma becomes a bitter raw nightmare in the taste, and the grapefruit character is poorly executed. It doesn't quite have the bite of most grapefruit-based IPAs, but it has all of the pithy rindy bitterness. As a result, this flavour profile is soapy and off-putting throughout, but too sweet and bready up front and too bitter on the backend. Obviously, the imbalance is extreme. As it warms, I pick up on that stale orange juice note I always despise in IPAs - a note which lingers on the aftertaste along with the pithy bitterness. Ugh.

No yeast character comes through.

Lacks subtlety, complexity, intricacy, and nuance. The build lacks cohesion. Not a gestalt flavour profile by any means. Below average depth and duration of flavour. Average intensity of flavour. I'm having trouble liking this.

If the off notes don't get to you, the wretched imbalance will. I applaud the experimentation, but frankly this shouldn't have made it to market.

Dr: I swear I approach my reviews of Stone's beers with an open mind, but it sometimes seems like their hop choices and approach to brewing IPAs is just diametrically opposed to my personal tastes. This is absolutely not a beer I'd recommend to friends and not a beer I'd consider buying again. I'll finish this bottle without too much trouble - it's surprisingly drinkable in spite of its many flaws - but boy is this a sad attempt at an IPA. It's the kind of failure at brewing an IPA only Stone (and Green Flash) is (are) capable of. To all those who love this, I wish I was one of you. But unfortunately it's really not doing it for me. Not Stone's finest work, but then it's not a collaboration beer.

Surprisingly, it does get better (less bad?) as it warms. The bitterness becomes less obnoxious and the stale orange juice note picks up a little.

I'm surprised Stone has gone with this sneaky labeling approach. "Koochenvagner's Brewing Co" indeed. I tend to view Stone as a marketing company that happens to manufacture beer, but this marketing decision is somewhat confounding.

Low C-

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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/23/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit peel, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with huge citrus/floral hop and citrus peel aromas, with light-moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big grapefruit peel, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit peel, tangerine, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of bright citrus/floral hops with grapefruit peel, and light malt balance; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around great complexity of citrus/floral hop and grapefruit peel flavors, with light-moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nickfl
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A small white head on top of a perfectly clear, copper colored body. The aroma is full of grapefruit and pine with notes of caramel. Lots of malt up front with spicy hops. Finishes with pithy bitterness and citrus zest. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish. Not bad, but the bitterness is excessive to the point of surpassing pith and reaching full on aspirin harshness. Drinkable, but they really seemed to have grabbed some of the more undesirable aspects of grapefruit.

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Photo of jlindros
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice fizzy slight foamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace but is reinforced by streaming bubbles from the bottom, nice soapy lacing, crystal clear honey orange color.

Nose brings nice hops, citrus, little grapefruit, some citrus zest and candied orange peel, hint of stone fruit as well, little juicy orange, as well as a candy malt base with some perceived sweetness and a hint of booze.

Taste comes on a bit sweet at first with a little candy malt, but that's quickly washed over but hops and grapefruit peel, a strong grapefruit peel flavor with bitter rind, little juicy grapefruit bursting juice packet, and a little orange rind and candied orange, mild clementine and even a bit of a spicy chewy hop profile. It's quite bitter and continues to increase the bitterness as it goes but eventually plateaus to the same as biting a grapefruit rind essentially. Then some mild alcohol with the sweet malts, it attempts to hide it but it shines through. Finish is super bitter chewy spicy hop profile with more grapefruit rind and orange peel zest bitterness, fairly dry but a hint of candy like malt lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, a bit of warming booze.

Overall not bad, nice big bitter IPA with a decent malt balance that gets a little sweet, the bitterness really ramps, but everything balances out pretty well in the end. The grapefruit rind comes through quite a bit and blends nicely with the hops. Enjoyable and tasty.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twenty-two ounce bottle, dated 1/30/14.

A: Pours a clear orange with a 2" white head which fades slowly to the rim and cap leaving spotty lace.

N: Juicy and pungent grapefruity citrus, floral, honey and malt.

T: Enormous grapefruit presence, pith and peel, resiny and almost piney with a mild malt backing for balance.

M: Moderate body and semi-full carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitter grapefruit finish.

O: One dimensional and singular grapefruit focus if that is your thing. Refreshing.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/11/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and floral hops.

T: The taste starts out with a tart and sweet citrus flavor. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a good beer but not as good as Stone’s other 2IPA’s.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized thick patches of moderate sized bubbles and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit hops with some lighter notes of citrus/grapefruit pith and herbal hops. There is also a light hint of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet grainy malts with moderate amounts of white grapefruit juice. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, and herbal hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness are present and they linger well through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely an enjoyable brew and it does not disappoint with respect to the grapefruit - both the grapefruit juice and the hops are very present in both the aroma and taste. Alcohol is well hidden in my opinion and the beer is refreshing. Matched very well with my homemade General Tso's Chicken - nice contrast to the sweet and spicy flavors.

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

On tap at Capone's.

Clear, golden pour, with a thin white head that retained as a ringlet; minimal lacing. Nice aroma, obvious grapefruit, crisp leafy hops, promises of a pale biscuity malt profile. Blast of fresh grapefruit in the taste, pith, peel, and pulp, good balance of sweet and bitter, herbal/leafy hops, solid biscuity malts. No complaints here. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish, moderate to low carbonation. Pretty good overall. I'd imagine its charms wouldn't last very long in a bottle, so drink it fresh.

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

Thrilled to find this in Joplin MO

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3+ fingers of rocky pearl colored head. Through the roof head retention & lacing

S: Some grapefruit, & a little pineapple & grassyness

T: Big time grapefruit & grapefruit pith up front., some bready sweetness, pear & passion fruit as well. Much more grapefruit as this warms, a little dryness & pineapple & a little more pear. Finishes with much grapefruit bitterness & some pineyness.

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation, skews hoppy until it warms

Pretty damn grapefruitty

Very drinkable for the ABV, not completely in my wheel house, but this delivers what it promises... No complaints here!

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Photo of Jason
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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2.87/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Deep orange gold. White head pours about a finger high with nice retention and ok lace.

S - Woody bitters, wet plants, and a soft grapefruit citrus.

T - Bold citrus pith and bitter resin overwhelms the brew. The wet plant note from the nose comes through in the taste, and detracts from the quality of the bitterness and the otherwise really nice caramel, honey, and white raisin backdrop. Sharp bitter citrus finish.

M - Smooth, medium-full body, but a lack of carbonation and a raw resin feel detract from the rest of the beer.

O - The grapefruit rind adds more raw bitterness than flavor character. Poor balance and integration.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden to bronze in color with a fluffy head. The aroma does indeed bring some grapefruit, as well as citrus peel, pine, resin, alcohol. The flavor is just meh. A mediocre offering. Not even in the same ballpark as the Stone Enjoy By series. Muddled and boozy. Citric and harsh on the palate. Notes of cleaning solution and chemicals. The title was alluring, but this beer didn't deliver the goods for me.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice white head and great lacing. Chunky collar.

Smell - Lots of grapefruit. Musty. Pale doughy malts. Then more grapefruit.

Taste - Orange citrus up front, then it gets much more bitter and the grapefruit annihilates every bit of subtlety. Grainy malt. Minimal sweetness, but a bit of caramel. Extremely bitter. Pithy grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel - Kinda heavy. Aggressive hop bitterness. Well carbonated.

Overall - Intense, as most Stone IPAs are. This has the intensity of Ruination plus grapefruit.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split a 22 oz bomber with wvsabbath, great hoppy IPA with a kick of grapefruit peel bitterness. Pours a copper hue with bright white cream head, it slowly fades into speckled even layers of lacing. Aromatics pungent grapefruit, citric herbal hop bombs. Flavor has hops all day, bittering in between the waves of hops includes the grapefruit pith/semi sweet malts married with those bitter hops and citrus oils. I'm a fan, and it's distinct that they didn't use the dry orange peels like some of the wheat/witbiers out there. Leaves the teeth lacquered with a pleasant level of bitterness especially if you're a hophead in the first place, hold on that's probably a requirement to truly appreciate this IPA infusion. Carbonation is dead on carries the resins/oils well across the palate, great stuff easy, too easy to drink. Overall keep looking for it until you get to try this.

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Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a stone standard pint glass. The brew appears a hazed, pale golden copper color. A sudsy white topping rests atop fading to a thin film with a curtain of lace sticking.

The aroma is all pulpy and zesty like rinds of fruit. It doesnt scream grapefruit but you certainly get that feel of citrus zest, pulp and pith. A little grassy as well but the nose leaves little room for anything but zest and citrus hops.

The taste is very dry and bitter. Pulp and zest of grapefruit pith/rind. A bit herbal and grassy with a resinous cling throughout. Despite it being dry, there is a light toast grain element before getting a bit piney.

This is medium to light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall not bad but not the slam of grapefruit I was expecting. I would rather take any other hoppy stone offering that is fresh, over this.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Andover Liquors,
Crystal clear medium golden color with a good sized bubbly white head that slowly dissipates leaving spotty lace on the sides. Aromas of earthy spicy floral hops and a huge rush of citric pithy fruit. Malt, well yeah I assume this has some of that in there, but its hard to find. The flavor is very light bready malt flavor with a huge pithy citrus bitterness. Earthy spicy light green onion hop flavor round this one out. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous bitter almost puckering mouthfeel. Nice IPA, but dare I say a hint too bitter for my tastes.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The clarity on this beer is so sharp it's nearly unsettling. Hide the head and any traces of carbonation and you might think it was bourbon. Flavor is good with a thick hoppy think going on that is not overly done or obnoxious or out of control. What citrus is there is an accent that joins in and meshes with resin tones and spicy edges from hops. A nice drinker. Has some heavy tones on it but is fairly balanced. A nice one. Glad I picked it up when I did.

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

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau Dogfish Head IPA glass.

Real great looker, really reminds me of Stone Enjoy By, deep bronze and super crystal clear, with controlled carbonation, and just the right amount of it. Fluffy, large, tan like head, fistfull and big but in control off the pour. Clumps of lacing and spiral lines all around the glass, an IPA winner of a beer in the looks department.

Nose is rindy grapefruit, even a bit spicy strangely. Lots of zest and almost candied like, but not with some sweetness. There's a real neat earthy character to this as well, and a real wonderful green peppercorn spice aroma that just wallops. Grapefruit and pepper what a great combination.

A real winner in the palate. Matching bouquet in flavor. Earthy pepper and wonderful almost chile like heat. Green peppercorn warmth and earthy steak like meaty quality. Great oil slick palate but not syrupy. Popping hops and real coating oils with of course wonderful grapefruit aromatics and juicy flavors.

Juicy, peppery, hop forward citrus and great zest and Stone solid IPA quality. An interesting turn with the added grapefruit. Last added fruit of grapefruit beer I had was weal(and yes it was an IPA too). This though is a real winner.

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

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, almost opaque, copper-gold coloring with a couple trails of slow carbonation action and a filmy, white, clingy head that slowly settles into a surface coating. Aromas of grapefruit sweet and tart, with subtle pine notes, and some subtle spice notes of pepper and pine tassel. Flavors are a blast of grapefruit, bitter and tart, almost puckering. Wow. Almost like a glass of grapefruit juice. Once your palate adjusts, you pick up some pine resin, other citrus notes of lemon and orange, and grassy highlights. Actually pretty dynamic flavor profile past the initial punch in the mouth. Smooth, light bodied, with a tart and citrus sweet aftertaste. Dry, crisp finish, with a puckering linger. Tasty and unique.

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Photo of Tone
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. One inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, wet hops, hint of grass, slight alcohol, slight citrus, slight sweet malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, hop oil, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of grass, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, and body.

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing
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