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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

1,703 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,703
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 07/26/2013 printed on the side of the bottle. Very cool looking cadmium painted bottle with a nice long blurb on the back. Expectations are decent based on Stone's reputation, and based on how well I like the Stone 16th Anniversary IPA. From Wikipedia: "The term Götterdämmerung is occasionally used in English to refer to a disastrous conclusion of events."

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a brassy orange colored body with decent clarity, some bubbles, and three fingers of doughy soapy off-white head. Head retention is excellent for a 9.50% abv beer.

S - Smells of fruity, floral, and herbal hops. Pine and some soapiness. It definitely smells like a Stone beer. Some skunky cat piss acidity is noticeable as it warms.

T - Taste is strange, but has a lot going on. I was initially off-put by a weird licorice spice type taste, but it's beginning to grow on me as I sip it. Crisp pilsner malts are definitely apparent here. Floral hops, ripe pears, bread, some peppery spice, and some sugary fruit roll-up on the finish. Maybe just the vaguest hint of alcohol heat at first, but it fades quickly.

M - Feel ends sticky, oily, bitter, and resinous. A fitting end.

Overall, this is some seriously good stuff. Complex as all hell, the bottle says it right, this beer pushes the IPA into new territory. This thing seriously has a lot going on, and hopefully I will be able to land a few more bottles of this. Definitely recommended if it is available to you.

Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 04:06:25 | More by mfnmbvp
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.