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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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. The 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 grapefuit intensity that is at once refreshing and bracing in its citrusy bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (792) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured from bomber a bright copper orange with thin lacey white head. Aromas of big grapefruit peel, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel and floral/grassy earthiness. The grapefruit flavour comes into play; however, it is quickly taken over by harsh resiny hops that shows citrus, pine, spice, earthiness and is quite harsh and resiny. An ok double, but I had higher expectations. Shame on me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (301) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy with full head. Grapefruit makes a late appearance, more caramel with booze and liberal dry-hopping.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Clear golden orange pour with a thin off white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma is of grapefruit rinds, piney and oily with some orange as well .... taste is very rindy and oily grapefruits, piney and of oranges, intense grapefruit and piney hop flavors .... dry hopped with a very nice bitter hop bite ... as usual a nice potent dbl ipa from Stone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (263) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Golden pour. Grapefruit hop aroma. Fruit sweet May up front, bitter grapefruit finish. Very nice, I had this one once before and I like it better this time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (2109) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"This one just screams have me for breakfast! Grapefruit candy sweetness and some fairly aggressive bitterness in there as well. They play off each other well. A delicious one dimensional IIPA."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (293) - - AUG 30, 2014
22oz bottle shared and poured into shaker pints. Clear amber body with a 2-finger white head. Patchy lacing and good retention. Very strong grapefruit peel aroma, with citrus juice, caramel, cracker, and herbal undertones. Taste follows the nose: grapefruit juice and peel play sweet and bitter, other citrus peel, caramel malt sweetness, and some hoppy herb bite compliment the intended thrust. Medium body, resinous texture, moderate carbonation, strongly bitter, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a La Fin Du Mode stemmed glass. The color is a clear yellow/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is filled with grapefruit aroma and has a real juicy fruit flavor. The hops seem to be right down the center and pops several times. There is a nice lemongrass aroma that makes the mouth water for a taste. The taste of this beer is giving the grapefruit flavor that was promised by the name. The bitterness hangs over this beer like a canopy with some touches of earthy grass flavor mixed in a grainy center. The bitterness comes back towards the end to slow down things like a speed bump. The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a nice drinkable, refreshing feel. A great I PA that brings the flavor and is quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BadAprilia1000 (272) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with a foamy white head. Huge aroma of orange, lemon, grapefruit, melon, and pine, Also a bit of hay. Huge notes of grapefruit in the taste. Lots of citrus and small amount of pine. Very bitter, nice hop selection leaves your mouth nice and bitter. Slight maltiness forms the backbone of this beer. Really nice mouth feel. Very refreshing. Awesome IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rolimcarmo (11) - - AUG 25, 2014
Gold, orange, nice white head and retention. Sweet aroma like candy and grapefruit. Taste: honey like, grapefruit slam! Nice and firm bitterness in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (913) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with firm white head. Nose is grapefruit as you'd expect, citrus and a honey sweetness. Taste is really bitter! Grapefruit up front and citrus. Bitterness lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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