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RATINGS: 521   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mrmike216 (1) - Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
What more can I say I love grapefruit and I love IPA's! What a great comparison of the 2! 22 oz's so beware because it will sneak up on you! Enjoy and as always drink responsibly! Whether its a 30 pack of Budweiser or a pack of 90 minute IPA it's not worth it! -mrmike

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dhunter151 (563) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Strong grapefruit flavor, grapefruit rind, pine, citrus, very bitter. I love this one. Another great IPA from Stone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (385) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2014
My favorite taste in beer is grapefruit. Some beers who claim to have this taste do it better than others. This one did it right. Aroma, strong grapefruit, amazing smell. Taste, Immediate bittersweet grapefruit, low alcohol for 8.2%-well hidden, short to medium grapefruit aftertaste. Alcohol is felt more in the aftertaste, but nothing that isn’t bad. Wonderful lacing, so dam delicious!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2014
These stone guys tried to sneak a beer by with a different name, yet the fantastic quality of this beer could not be hidden. Not quite as fruity in the aroma as you’d expect, yet the body has a nice hop and fruit balance. The finish in extremely extremely dry. Quite excellent. A great beer to have as the final new beer before I go on another beer and alcohol sabbatical. (Gotta looke good when I go to Brazil)!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UXO (264) - CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with three fingers of loose frothy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is strongly citrus, grapefruit and piney hops, slight green apple and faint caramel malt. Taste is intensely bitter, huge IBU’s - gotta be, what, a hundred plus? - with a distinct grapefruit peel astringency and yet a subtle malt sweetness. Medium body, with mild carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Helluva beer. Hops first, and the grapefruit really supports without overwhelming, with just enough malt to provide balance - my kind of beer. Some minor aesthetic quibbles regarding carbonation aside, there’s not much I’d change.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BoulderOnTap (8) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
Phenomenal beer. Straw colored with a quarter-inch head. This beer smells and tastes like regular Ruination with grapefruits added. With each sip the palate almost gets torn to shreds with the grapefruity bitterness, but just enough malt pulls this one back from the edge. Unbelievably good and satisfying for a hop head.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (179) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pour from a bottle is a clear amber with a white head. Aroma is piny and floral with hint of citrus. Taste is smooth with notes of citrus and pine. Has a nice grapefruit aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclechuckle (6) - - FEB 25, 2014 does not count
I absolutely loved this beer. Tons of citrus on the nose, with a medium mouthfeel, a ton of hops up front that gets cut down on the finish by the grapefruit. A nice change of pace for Stone. Here’s hoping they try something like this again the future.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Not too shabby, though I feel that maybe some citra hops could have boosted flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Sharp golden amber ... quite active. Thin, milky head. Sticky mouthfeel. Sharp, acidic and lactic mouthfeel. It’s citric but not necessarily grapefruit-laden. The creamy/heavy mouthfeel is the predominate factor, to be honest. The citric acidity is mostly in the aftertaste/finish, more than in the body. A delicious brew, no doubt. (#5485, 4/14/2014)


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