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%
 
 
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79
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For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is nothing other than stone's ruination ipa with grapefruit. A very highly hopped, high quality ipa with an added dose of flavoring which many west coast ipa styles should have plenty of. Color is straw and akin to any double ipa. Smell is where the grapefruit shines as it gives way to some booziness. Bitter orange is also in the along with spice and pine from the centennial hops. Taste is pretty good....just as you'd expect; ruination with bitter grapefruit. Some heat from the alcohol. This beer is very bitter and not sweet at all. It's a great take on the classic ruination and definately trying at least once.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Couldnt tell this was a Stone beer. The clerk had to tell me.

Poured into my usual glass and got very clear dark gold beer with meringue like head and great lacing.

NOse is tropical, spicy and of course grapefruit.

Taste is intense. Grapefruit, malt, hops. The finish, in some ways, is stronger than the initial taste. Grapefruit peel is really there!

Mouth feel is about as good as it gets. Just right carbonation and not dry. Alcohol is not overwhelming. A unique and well done beer.

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA from Stone Brewing
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,962 ratings.
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