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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

1,703 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,703
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 19
Gots: 94 | 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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Premo88

Texas

3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip
(11/18/13 enjoy by date)

L: pale orange, almost peach, no amber; thick 3/4- to 1-inch head of white foam off a big percolation -- it's a show, this pour, for it seems to have an afterburner burst of percolation that kicks in about halfway into the first big burst. not 100% clear but not opaque, either ... relatively clear for a DIPA; some good stick off head, a little bit of lacing on the way down

S: grassy to begin with ... quickly turns into the standard caramel/tropical fruit of a typical DIPA

T: hint of peach, huge bitter bite, slight bit of spice/black pepper -- there is definitely a little something different about this one, but like the smell, it turns into another caramel/sweet/tropical fruit DIPA with huge bitter hops up front

F: solid ... watery enough to drink easy but full of carbonation, so it never truly feels watery

O: 5 for the effort ... but frankly, the idea of mixing any other style with the American hop salad is misled -- it always turns out to be just another American hop salad. and the idea that there is something truly German about this brew misses the mark by a lot. all I taste is massive bitter hops. i don't taste malt, the spicy hops notes disappear within seconds ... ultimately, I feel like I'm drinking one of 10 different American imperial IPAs I've already had.

it's a great brew. I love it and might give it a couple more tries. but the only thing I detect that's German about it is the name.

so 5 for effort, 1.5 for delivering on the label's promise

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 07:50:41 | More by Premo88
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.