17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.19/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber to a pilsner glass, why not? Enjoy by 10/17
Pours a bit of a pale or blond gold gold with a finger and a half of nice frothy foam. Moderate carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass gives the head good retention and lacing. Transparency is 100%, sexy looking beer
Poured some into a snifter for the smell. Aroma of floral and herbal hops, earthy mint and red fruits- strawberry, passion fruit, melon, hint of pomegranate. Wet wood and pale bready malts accentuate the hop profile, provides a nice backbone and adds a little balance. Alcohol becomes more noticeable in the back as the beir warms
Taste is right with the smell, herbal and very earthy floral hop bomb. Next mint mixing with strawberry particularly, along withmelon and the other fruits. Malts help balance the beer, very light with good finesse. Some booze with the finish, like with the nose becoming more noticeable with each sip as the beer warms
Feel is a light/medium body, strikes a contrast between strong pilsner and moderate iipa. Very bitter, crisp, refreshing on a warm August afternoon. Alcohol becomes less and less concealed as it warms, the colder the more drinkable
Overall another solid offering from stone. Very unique for an iipa, nothing like this has been done before. While it's far from the best beer I've had, it's good to see experimentation with the style that could someday lead to the best beer I've had. I was able to get a few bottles a couple days before it was released and the taste is already starting to change, so definitely something to drink as fresh as possible. Also keep it cold! Warmth in my opinion is this beers biggest enemy. Happy birthday stone, looking forward to many more
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2013 23:28:07 | More by lordofstarside
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