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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,622 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1622
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%


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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white fizzy head. The head fades fast leaving a persistent bubbly foam on the surface of the brew and a little bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big of a grassy and grapefruit citrus hop as well as lots of sweeter fruit aromas. The sweeter fruit smells are a mix of orange and tropical fruits of tangerine, mango, and papaya. There is a lighter bready malt aroma there as well, but this is relatively light in comparison the fruit aromas, which overall dominate the smell and overall create a pleasant tropical fruit and lightly hopped aroma.

Taste – Unlike what would have been expected from the nose the taste begins with a rather malty taste of a cracker and bready flavor. A small amount of tangerine sweetness is present upfront, but not nearly as heavy as would have been expected from the nose. Upfront along with the lighter sweetness and malty taste is a moderate showing of a grapefruit and light grass hop taste. As the flavor advances the grapefruit gets more and more intense and bitter while the sweetness fades. At the same time a bit of pine comes to the tongue, all while the hop flavors get more resinous and bitter toward the end. In the end with the bittering of the hop and the lightening of the sweet a somewhat drier and rather biting bitter flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess for a brew of 9.5 % abv. with the carbonation level being on the rather average side. A slightly thicker body and lower carbonation may have been slightly more fitting, but overall it was alright.

Overall – A decent double IPA, but nothing all that fantastic. A little to bitter for bitter sake with not too much balance. A nice one to try, but not one I will likely go back to over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 01:34:30 | More by Darkmagus82
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,622 ratings.