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RATINGS: 501   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bomber. Bottled 1/29/14. Wow, another old hop-forward ale for me. I swear, I meant to buy these beers fresher. Aroma is grapefruity, burnt caramel. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium off-white lacy head. It actually tastes like the bitter pith of a grapefruit. Tastes old, unappealing. I know it says to drink fresh, but shit, this should still be drinkable after a couple months. It barely is. Maybe this was delicious when it was fresher. It’s not right now, though.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
22oz bottle. Pale orange color, hearty appearance. Smells like a West Coast IPA. Loads of citrus in the nose. Flavor of bitter hops, loads of citrus rind. Lingering bitterness. Lots of bitter flavor, harsh taste. (4127)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat Pours a clear copper with orange tinge. Big white head. Good lacing. The nose is very very hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Resinous body. Flavor is rich malts with a ton of hops. The grapefruit is dominate but there is tropical fruit. Long dry bitter finish. Simply fantastic.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ctplt777 (70) - - JUL 18, 2014
Meh...this is okay. The name is stupid first off. The beer is extremely average at best. It’s just okay. Some grapefruit juice but not much going on. Taste is okay. Bitter with a little grapefruit, nothing else. Over priced for the taste. Quality isn’t a question but the taste isn’t there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (216) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a warm hazy orange, white head. Aroma is massive grapefruit, bitters, sweet caramel, old citrus rind. Super sweet and very much overly bitter at the same time, semi refreshing.. Like chewing grapefruit rind on back end. Med mouthfeel and highly carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1359) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
huge grapefruit aromas and flavors. Lots of resin, lemon, some pine. A little sweet..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden body with a frothy white diminishing head. Light aroma, especially for a double ipa, of resin, grapefruit and toasted grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Bitterness overwhelms other flavors which are pretty much just resin and grapefruit with a hint of orange peel.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Not sure why all the high ratings for this beer. I thought it lacked in the taste department.....great job on the creativity, but lacking in making it all come together, especially on the grapefruit end!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (59) - USA - JUL 4, 2014
Such a small aroma out of the bottle, but poured out was a blast of pine and grapefruit! This bright orange liquid is heavy with sediment, light on foam and tastes moderately bitter with serious grapefruit and resin. The flavors are very nice until the liquid starts warming. Not a fan of this when it’s not ice cold. The refreshment aspect falls off a cliff as soon as it gets a touch of warm. I was hoping for grapefruity freshness but am disappointed in that. The body is nice, medium, with an average fizzle and a long lasting bitter that doesn’t ever seem to go away. I actually expected more from Stone on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (855) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a white ring. Hoppy aroma, of citrus hops, pine, malt, yeast. Taste is bitter and sweet, of grapefruit and tangerine, citrus hops, yeast, sugar, malt. Lingering grapefruit hops. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are bread, pine resin, grapefruit, tangerine, biscuit and caramel with floral notes. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.


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