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
Gots:
169
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As would be appropriate, this has a pink grapefruit color with a cloudy fresh squeezed hue. The head was fizzy and white but held its shape well.

The nose has tremendous grapefruit qualities but it's a combination of juice, pith and hop.

The flavor starts with a nice grapefruit juice and grapefruit hop flavor but the finish is a deeply herbal hop flavor. The hop flavors near the end remind me of so many Stone products with an earthy, grassy, chivey and dank quality.

The feel is quite tangy and light but does have a strong astringency.

This tastes like an IPA made by Stone with grapefruit juice, which is exactly what it is.

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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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