Pailhead (5748) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: I’m guessing Stochasticity Grapefruit Slam IPA is going to end up aliased here (even though the bottle is 8.2%), so I’ll 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. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s a little lacking in the aroma for me, but certainly not in the flavor.
Crash_the_dog (163) - 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...
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NachlamSie (3000) - 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. It’s 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 (10320) - 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 (6377) - 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.
travita (4435) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at world of beer. The look is golden bright colored, whitish head, and clear. The smell is super grapefruit, hops, more fruit, some cleaning solution, fresh and bright, and citrus. The taste is bitterness, hops, grass, grapefruits, and good.
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty strong grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF - loved, loved this offering. Despite the line at Stone, I had multiple. Big huge fresh grapefruit nose with some dank. Flavor was sweet candy orange, complemented by the grapefruit zest. Really wonderful and a great addition to an already really good beer.
nimbleprop (6100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a gold with some foamy, white head. Nose is bright citrus, grapefruit, pulpy, floral. Flavor is all tangerine and candy. Bitter, fresh, pulpy juice. Full, bitter finish. Interesting.
Beardaxe (293) - - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Freshcraft in Denver during GABF. Ordered it offhandedly and did not expect to be so impressed. So many of these IPA treatments today taste worse than the core IPA because the added flavors are too dominant and obvious and either mess up the balance or outright contradict the flavors of the original brew. This is not that beer. This takes everything wonderful about ruination and deftly adds to and complements it. Using grapefruit zest instead of juice was an inspired idea, as it has such a single, precise flavor that it doesn't mess with the rest of the beer. Instead, it just adds a strong grapefruit bitterness that underwrites everything else. Great stuff.
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