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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

1,702 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,702
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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errantnight

California

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As long as you have your mind set for "Imperial Pilsner" and not "Imperial American IPA" I think you'll find this to be superb, and maybe the best of that "style" to date.

Radiant, golden hued, virtually identical to Enjoy By in adjacent glasses (literally I'd be unable to tell them apart), clear, frothy, sticky head with nice lacing.

Aroma is pungent, stone fruit and mint, earthy pine in the background. That this is just a touch muted is my only real criticism.

On the palate this is exceedingly dry and bitter, super clean, the pine notes leaping forward with some interesting fruit on the edges. A solid, classically pilsner malt (almost a tootsie roll) sweetness plays through.

Barely a hint of alcohol as it warms. Medium bodied, but really well put together. Nice lingering in the bitter complexities at the finish.

Overall exceedingly more drinkable and pleasant than the other Continental Imperial IPA they attempted (14th Anniversary), perhaps not quite as interesting, but with subtle complexities and superb dryness and structure. This will be fantastic with a ton of different types of food. Could drink this for days.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 23:20:34 | More by errantnight
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,702 ratings.