I picked this one up in Vermont the day it was released there which was at least a week before it hit the shelves in Maine. Apparently this is the first in a series beers from Stone that will continue to push the limits of beer.
Double IPAs are one of my favorites styles of beer and I really like the citrus/fruity hops versus the dank, piney hops so a DIPA brewed with grapefruit peel seems like a good idea. Grapefruit Slam poors a very clear orange with a single finger white head. Aroma has lots of citrus and well grapefruit.
Taste was excellent with a nice citrus hop profile and slightly bitter start. Finish is where I picked up the grapefruit pith. Mouthfeel, carbonation, etc were all where I expect them on a DIPA and made this beer really enjoyable.
Alcohol Content: 8.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 95
Brewers Website: Stone Stochasticity Project
Brewers Description: 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. That 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 grapefruit intensity that is at once refreshing and bracing in its citrusy bitterness.