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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,714 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,714
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 21
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Inspired by new experimental German hops, our brewing team is celebrating our 17th Jahrestag by taking palates on an unconventional tour of Deutschland by way of Southern California. In doing so, we used a grain bill comprised exclusively of pilsner malts and German hops with crazy awesome names: Herkules, Hersbrucker, Magnum, Merkur, Opal, Smaragd & Strisselspalt. Dry-hopping with Sterling, a U.S. hop with Saaz parentage, lends a bit of familiarity, but be forewarned, this is a unique beer that takes the IPA–a style we've already pushed far beyond it's previous limits over the years–to interesting new territory.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-14-2013)
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange color. The orange-tinted head is fairly large, with a dense and frothy texture. Retention is good, and a lot of soapy lacing sticks to the glass as the head recedes.

S: Some faintly sweet, cookie-like malty aroma up front. Hop aromas are primarily herbal and grassy, but there are some interesting citric (primarily lemon) and fruity/perfumey background notes. The hops open up a little as the beer warms, revealing a bit of tropical (pineapple?) and grapefruit aroma.

T: A firm but mostly restrained malt presence initially. A faint sweetness reminiscent of sugar cookies. Hop bitterness crashes in aggressively, with boatloads of herbal, grassy, and spicy flavor. This certainly lives up to its billing in terms of huge amounts of German hops. There's a secondary dose of lemon oil flavor before a bit of alcoholic spice kicks in at the finish.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is a bit lighter than medium. Dryness builds steadily into a bracing, warming, lightly boozy finish.

O: Aside from some faint yeast esters and crystal malt flavors, this drinks like a massively hopped and malted pilsner. It's interesting to have German hops coloring outside the lines a little bit here. My guess is that the amount of low-alpha German hops used here contribute the heavy grassy/herbal flavor. It's not totally out of place, but this isn't your typical West Coast DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 21:51:35 | More by Clydesdale
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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