Brewed: California USA
Style: Double IPA
MALTS: North American Pale, Light Crystal
HOPS: Centennial, Chinook & Magnum, dry hopped with Centennial
Other: made with grapefruit peel
Taking a look at this one on the shelf you wouldn’t know it’s true origin. After typing in the hard to process name Stochasticity, one discerns that Stone Brewing is behind this concept. Stone Brewing is already a mainstay in admired craft beer production….what could an innovative concept for them mean? Grapefruit Slam IPA is the product of this interesting enterprise, delivering a powerful wallop of grapefruit deliciousness.
From a 22 ounce bottle this beer pours into the glass light amber with a slight haze. On the nose is it slightly sweet and with caramel and citrus notes. I didn’t wait long before I sipped it. The first sip is something to brace yourself for. In the mouth you are hit with lemon citrus flavor and an immediate bitter blast. I almost thought this was going to go poorly after that first sip. It is as though the beer has to flood your senses in that first sip so you can enjoy the subtle nuances to come with repeated sips from the glass. Bitterness gives way to sweet flavors and each taste invites the next. This was truly an enjoyable beer.