17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
3.86/5 rDev -2%
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.
08-15-2013 04:08:01 | More by flayedandskinned
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3.98/5 rDev +1%
Great to see thi Finally here in my area.Poured into an imperial pint glas a clear rich medium golden with a half finger white head that leaves two broken rings of lace as it settles.Leafy and mildly citric hops in the nose along with some malt, and alcohol fruitiness.The flavors are pretty complex,yeah you get some citrus and leafy hops but there is malty, almost dark fruit flavor as well along with some sugary sweetness and alcohol,the bigger chewey feel for the style is unique and pretty cool.Stone made a different beer here for their anniversary and I like it,to me it's not a big hop bomb but a DIPA with nice complexity and nuance.
08-26-2013 21:46:02 | More by oberon
3.98/5 rDev +1%
Another new Stone beer, another new IPA. Who saw that one coming? I kid, I kid. I was excited to try this "American-ish styled and brewed IPA with German experimental hops"... Sounds interesting and different enough. Clean and clear golden-orange body - clarity is second to none here with a foamy white head that quickly disassembles into a thick collar and foamy film. Surprisingly low amount of lacing when compared to nearly every other Stone beer.
The aroma is quite grassy and contains a melange of all sorts of fruits, backed up by some mild grain and malted barley notes. Dare I say... Fruity Pebbles. Yes, the aroma smells like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles. This is a Fruity Pebbles IPA. But, strangely enough, I am okay with that. Leafy, grassy,and full of citrus, lemon, honey, tea, melon, honeysuckle, and even some fruity, berry-like aromas. It still retains its "IPA" smell, though, with a constant, injecting bitterness in the nostrils.
Hah, whooda thunk it? This fucker tastes like Fruity Pebbles, too. Only with a much heavier hand on the overall hoppage. Hop oils; dense hop oils overtake the senses as Stone's 17th anniversary beer unleashes its mad lupulin strike. Zesty fruits, citrus collage - some orange, lemon, cherry-ish notes even? I taste a little bit of wheat, too, maybe... Then again, maybe not. There's a lot of stuff going on here. I'm quite taken back by these crazy German hops.
Only mildly bitter, especially for a DIPA, though it does creep in on the back end and hits your uvula with a left jab after each sip. Oily and sticky and resinous with some very, very light Pilsner malt in the finish. Heavy carbonation that snaps the roof of your mouth and tingles your lips each time you bring the glass to your face. Nice, crisp, and clean in the ending.
You tell me, hey, try my new homebrew. It's a Fruity Pebbles flavored DIPA. I immediately shudder in thought of what that horrendous combo might taste like. But you know... it actually turned out to be pretty damn tasty. A very nice combo of fruit and herbs and hops with a good amount of tantalizing bitterness, never delving into excessive sweetness (a la RuinTen). Maybe I'm weird, since I'm the only one who enjoyed Stone's 16th, as well, but this was quite tasty.
09-22-2013 14:01:14 | More by tectactoe
4.04/5 rDev +2.5%
A: A deep golden beer with good clarity and a long lasting head of fine white bubbles that leave fine lacing on the glass.
S: Sort of an Imperial Pilsner meets IPA having a medium-strong aroma of earthy, spicy hops with a medium amount of Pilsner malt aroma. There is some lemony citrus in the back along with a light floral alcohol aroma.
T: An aggressive hops bitterness with an explosion of Continental hops flavors where the spice hops flavors dominate with a strong earthy component and a moderate amount of citrus. A moderate Pils malt flavor having a graham cracker character and faint malt sweetness. The balance is very bitter. The finish is dry with an linger hops bitterness.
M: A medium-light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation. Moderate alcohol warmth.
O: This beer gives the impression of an aggressively bitter, German IPA and a well made one at that. Definitely worth finding if you like hops.
09-01-2013 02:10:48 | More by MadScientist
3.96/5 rDev +0.5%
A- Great golden IPA color. I poured it fairly gentle and got about a finger on the head.
S- Piney, floral, grapefruit, grass and a little something sweet... Honey possibly?
T- Nice! ...Can definitely taste the difference in this IPA. The malt is there followed by your classic IPA bitter finish. No heat from the alcohol in this either.
M- Good carbonation with a very slight syrupy feel on the way down.
O- A SOLID IPA... Glad I bought more than one, Stone does it again.
09-11-2013 22:36:37 | More by npala86
4.21/5 rDev +6.9%
This was a visually pretty beer. In the pint glass the beer was a clear golden color. It poured a thick white head with abundant lace.
First whiff gave off a piney, herbal aroma, followed by citrus. A sweet malt background.
On tasting, first up was resiney pine, then grapefruit. Sweet bread, like challah.
Mouthfeel slick and oily, contrasting with sweetness.
A very enjoyable beer.
09-25-2013 22:07:52 | More by lordofthewiens
3.08/5 rDev -21.8%
22 oz bottle, bottled on 7/26/13. Pours clear golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet malts, ripe fruits and floral, grassy, slightly resiny hops with some alcohol.
The flavor is a little sweet fruity toasted malt (slightly soapy) with a big floral, grassy, slightly resiny bitterness in the finish. There are some notes of cream ale. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an OK DIPA, I think going German was not a wise choice.
08-28-2013 04:26:17 | More by Beaver13
17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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