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. hopdog (12549) - 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. tectactoe (3125) - 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. umich03jm (3513) - 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. superspak (5597) - 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.
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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 doesn’t 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. Macegan75 (845) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
draft at Mari’s 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 (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
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
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 (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
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.