tectactoe (1890) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Stoneís "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 Iíve come to expect from Stone. This oneís pretty good, but the perfume aspect could be toned down a bit with a little more grapefruit presence up front. Still nice.
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brilliant, flat orangey colored pour. Not much of a head, a couple bubbles. No lacing. A slight grapefruit aroma with a mix of cereal and latex. Taste is a blandness that is slightly bitter but doesnít really have a taste. Maybe some malt, but the bitterness really distracts from tasting anything else. Maybe it is the dry mouthfeel that does it too? Not the best beer out there.
Phillies08Champs (694) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Mariís six pack. Pours pale yellow with big head that leaves lots of lace. nose is big with grapefruit and mild pine. first sip is bitter with mild stone fruits followed by grapefruit pith bitterness. finish is lingering bitterness. not my favorite.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Iím guessing Stochasticity Grapefruit Slam IPA is going to end up aliased here (even though the bottle is 8.2%), so Iíll rate it here for now. The aroma is moderately fruity with some sweet citrus, tropical fruit, and mild grapefruit. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two finger white head that leaves a lot of soapy webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor a quick dose of citrus and tropical fruit. The finish is all heavy bitter grapefruit. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, itís a little lacking in the aroma for me, but certainly not in the flavor.
Crash_the_dog (150) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I didn't love this on first taste - it's bitter, and really give off the nose and flavor of a citrus rind (understandably). It take several sips to get to the more subtle flavors underneath, and the overall sensation becomes much more well-rounded. By the time if finished my tulip glass of draft, I was thirsty for another - and it didn't disappoint...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NachlamSie (2767) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tulip glass at WoB Belmar. Great idea for a DIPA. It works so well. Itís exactly Ruination with grapefruit, there is no better way to describe it. After several sips it gets noticeably fruitier with juicy aspects alleviating the noted dryness. Maybe a notch too fruity for it to be more enjoyable than the standard Ruination, but still a great brew.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright gold pour, white head. Very hoppy up front but the beer hits with a nice dose of caramel malt as well. Grapefruit peel noticeable. Dank and grassy finish.
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ Avenue Pub. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice floral, citrus, pale malt aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Mostly a dry, citrus grapefruit rind flavor with floral hoppage, and a pale malt base. Bone dry bitter finish---good.