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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a crystal clear orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a spotty surface covering.

Smell: grapefruit and citrus tones are easy to detect.

Taste: grapefruit is up front along with orange, lemon zest, and mango. Bitterness is bold and alcohol is mildly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp and mildly dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: a very refreshing and citric forward IPA. Very enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Generous 16oz pour on tap @ WOB in Cherry Creek, CO

A – Bright, translucent orange, red hues around the edges, much more orange than I have seen in others of the style. Head is tall and off white, lacing left behind is sticky and clings nicely.

S – Fresh, tart grapefruit notes, really nice citrus tones here, not overly sweet, the citrus tones are fresh and tart. Little bit of pine comes through as well.

T – Fresh juice notes, grapefruit, clementine. Quite resinous and dry, more reminiscent of the rind and pith of the citrus rather than the flesh. Nice and complex, some balancing notes of pine as well.

M – Medium-Full body, quite dry and tart which is nice, this is no where near cloying which I feared it may be. Great bitter and drying finish.

O – Saw grapefruit slam on the menu and had to have it, this is a great IIPA, the citrus notes are out of the norm for the style, truly a great beer here. I had absolutely no clue Stone was behind this until I came on BA to look 'er up.

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottled on 1/2?/14. Slightly viscous, though super pale yellow pour, with a positively forming, though thin, white head. No surprise, there's a big citrus hop aroma coming off this one. Flavor-wise, also as expected, this is a bitter affront on the top of the palate. Citrus flavors, which after a while develop to reveal pure grapefruit taste, come across in the heavy dose of IBUs. I've obviously had more unbalanced double IPAs, but there's not a lot of malt to balance this out. Or rather, there is quite a bit of malt, but it doesn't contribute much, flavor wise.

I do give this beer serious points for the excellent label art & choice of name. Well done Stone.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: approaching a mosquito-stuck-in-Jurassic amber color.

S: Grapefruit, mango, pine, and sunshine.

T: Heavy grapefruit and hop bitterness gives way to some juicy citrus flavors and subtle tropical notes. Finish is dry bitter.

M: Juicy then dry.

O: Pretty solid. Not the best grapefruit IPA but a fair contender. Good flavor, great scent. The bitterness is a bit overdone as is Stone's style but it's at least fitting.

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,963 ratings.
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