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
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours clear orange golden, thinner body than expected light carbonation, mostly seen rising in the center of my chalice. Header is white and light, and settles quickly to a film.
Smells nice and somewhat "fresh", but muted: fruity hops, malts, bread, zest.
Bitterly juicy hops and German malts are married. I'm enjoying the sum of all it's "experimental" parts; it was tough to tell if I would upon smelling it. Earthy pine. Unique as far as IPA's go. My favorite part is the lingering bitter finish, puckering from a fresh stream of all of these various ingredients.
Carbonation is medium and mouthfeel is light/medium with a greatly bitter, grassy-pilsner bite that haunts the mouth for awhile at the end.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 20:20:23 | More by TBoneJones
4.31/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The aroma is of German hops, and more modern hops with aroma such as citrus and pine. There is also a slight malty sweetness in the aroma and you can also notice the 9.5 % ABV. This beer is a venture into the German malts and hops by Stone and I felt it was very successful. Color is golden, slightly cloudy. When tasting you notice the hop bitterness. The beers I have tried by Stone have showed me that they are not shy of using hops, and this is no exception. Ther eis lots of hops, but it is still a balance there with maltiness and alcohol. The mouthfeel is crisp, the body is medium and the foam holds up well.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 20:19:35 | More by Norwegianbrewer
17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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