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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (621) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Draft at Caliente in Pittsburgh where it’s listed as Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA. I guess this is the same thing. Overt tastes of citrus followed by the hops. This combination seems to blend well. Might be a bit over the threshold for bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6250) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bomber listed as the Sotchasticity Project. Bought at Belmont. Pours a clear darkish copper color with a medium white head. A fruity nose, clear grapefruit, some caramel. Rich, very drinkable, robust oranges, grapefruit bitterness, light toffee and caramel. Very good. Like the base beer this has tons of flavor and is super smooth and drinkable. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Crystal clear light copper in color. Nose is somewhat sweet with some nice grapefruit notes. Good hoppiness up front. Some sweetness for balance. Not as over the top as I would have guessed. Quite tasty though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. A nice balance, the grapefruit works to give a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours clear golden copper with a very soapy beige head. The aroma certainly has a lot of grapefruit with lots of zest presence. The hoppiness comes through as well along with cream, sweet maltiness and caramel. It has a medium body that is pretty crisp and has lots of fairly soft carbonation. The taste starts of with pine, grapefruit, spice and crackery malt. Then the grapefruit flavor 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. The grapefruit and tongue coating resin stay in the mouth for a while. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Deep golden color with a medium sized white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is pithy grapefruit with some pine resin. High grapefruit notes immediately in the flavor, giving way to pine and medicinal hop bitterness. Grapefruit peel dominates the finish, though one-dimensional in that it lacks any semblance of sweetness to balance the other flavors. Mouthfeel is medium, with an astringent dryness that speaks to the grapefruit inclusion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
On at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, and lighter caramel. Definite grapefruit / rinds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle: Stone’s "Stochasticity" Project. Pours a mostly clear copper color, nice filtered look with a small, gray-tinted head that quickly turns into a foam collar. Small sheets of lacing are left behind. Aroma has lots of pungent grapefruit peel, floral & peppery hops, wet pines, & a slightly sweet, sugar cookie note from the malt bill. The taste is burning with floral-like hops, pine, light white pepper, & a big-time perfume sting. Very pungent. Bitter grapefruit pith & citrus peel with a rosy finish & a kiss of toasted malt. Lightly sticky body with some real heft to it. Quite a bitter DIPA, something I’ve come to expect from Stone. This one’s pretty good, but the perfume aspect could be toned down a bit with a little more grapefruit presence up front. Still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2118) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin for sharing. Pours a clear golden-orange with a small foamy head that fades normally and leaves some oily webbing. Aroma is mostly grapefruit with some hints of tropical fruit and flowers. Tastes like dry grapefruit peel with flowers, honey, tropical fruit and some herbal hops too. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Very good DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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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