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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

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Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA is a hop monster, which logs in at 95 IBUs

Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA
Koochenvagner Brewing Company - Escondido, California

Released on February 10, 2014, this over-the-top IPA hails from Stone Brewing, even though it's cleverly disguised as a creation by Koochenvagner's Brewing Company (which is the actual DBA of Stone, named after co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner). This hop monster logs in at 95 IBUs, just shy of the 100 maximum that the human palate is believed to be capable of tasting. It's hopped with Centennial, Chinook and Magnum, known for their citrus-y character. The word "stochastic" means involving a random variable, but in this case, the variable is not that random. Instead, for good measure, the brew is dry hopped with more Centennial and an immense dose of hand-zested fresh grapefruit peel providing intense citrus fruit. It's the ultimate citrus-hop bomb, but you may be surprised to find the bitterness is balanced and does not overwhelm, lingering long after you've swallowed.

Style: American Double IPA
ABV:
8.2 percent
Price:
$6.99 for 22 oz

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