17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
3.86/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle date was smudged, but rest assured, this bottle is VERY fresh, as it was just released two days ago to the public.
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.
Pours a gorgeous pale gold/straw yellow that is crystal clear. A towering, creamy, 3 finger tall white head sprouts quickly and has good retention. The head leaves some spotty lacing down the edges of the glass.
Wow, definitely a different smelling IPA then what us hop heads are used to smelling. Huge floral and herbal European hops presence; fresh cut grass, mint, orange zest, lemon rind with a certain underlying pine-y resinous dankness. in between these spicy, floral notes, there is an interesting peach presence; I'm not sure which of the German hop varieties that comes from. Underneath the hops there is a soft, bready maltiness. As the beer warms, some alcohol does peep through the 'wall' of German hops.
Spicy hops slap your palate immediately with notes of lemon and orange peel, fresh cut grass, peach, and light apricot. The hops have a big floral quality about them. The hops dominate the flavor profile through out the beer until the dry finish, where your palate is kissed for the briefest moment of time by bready pilsener malts. The very bitter finish leaves long lingering notes of mint, pine resin, and lemon rind on your tongue. As the beer warms, a light alcohol presence comes out and further accentuates the natural minty flavors of these German hops.
Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty crisp for the size of the beer.
Yet another very solid and unique IPA from Stone. This year for their anniversary beer, Stone chose to take 100% German hops and malts and make a giant Imperial IPA out of them. They succeeded, this beer definitely is an Imperial IPA through and through, but after drinking this beer, I am still left yearning for some tropical and citrusy Pacific North West hops I'm so used to in IPAs; I can't help but think of how awesome this beer could be if these German hops had some good ol' Simcoe and Amarillo hops thrown in with them. That said, this unique IPA is definitely worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2013 04:08:01 | More by flayedandskinned
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3.83/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.
No matter how good or bad new Stone anniversary beers are, they always just remind me of how much I miss 12... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy golden-amber topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, mild toffee, pine resin, grapefruit peel, flowers, and a hint of lemon rind. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a decently powerful vein of lime zest and green apple. These hops work really well with the mild-mannered malt backbone, I must say. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice IPA, a shift for Stone anniversary hop-bombs in my eyes, as the hops aren't trying to drown, blind, and hobble me with their epic brute force. Nice balance for a hop-forward IPA and a tasty hop combination.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 19:33:20 | More by TMoney2591
2.94/5 rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
This beer was a miss for me. In fairness it was a while ago that I had it so some if this is from memory. It was my least favorite Stone offering. Nice classic IPA appearance, nothing but hops in the nose and bitterness that dominated everything else. Prickly mouthfeel I didn't care for and a long lingering overly bitter aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 16:23:25 | More by HopBomb515
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at The Queen's Kickshaw, Astoria, NY
A: The beer is hazy orange yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass. The head eventually completely faded away.
S: Strong aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with strong amounts of bitterness, which overshadow the flavors of grapefruit citrus. The bitterness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an "in your face" hoppy beer that is not for the faint of heart. It packs in a lot of hops, but the bittering hops really seem to stand out the most.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 00:49:53 | More by metter98
17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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