17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nsheehan:
3.65/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA
Unopened 22oz to Duvel tulip, only poured ~12oz.
August 2013 release, bought ~20130920.
A – Hazy but somewhat transparent and translucent gold; no obvious reason for the haziness, just an absorptive character. Some head is sticking around, it’s a pretty light off white.
S – A citrusy, danky IPA aroma, but I think I pick up something buttery. There’s a brightness to the smell for the most part, something I like. Orange and a bit of a lemon-grapefuity smell. Some grass and nearly flower-stalk smell contribute to a light-smelling dankness, and you can really pick up some light herb dankness at the end of the smell. Nice, but there’s something off. As it warms I can get whiffs of what it aspires to be, but it is off.
T – First sip: Good, but there’s something off. I taste a not very clear mixture of citrus and plant. There’s something not crisp about it, I really hope 2 months hasn’t kicked it down the hill. The aftertaste is tasteful but a bit rough. The taste is muddled, with bits of citrus, grass, and a grungy earth coming through. As it warms it becomes a bit more enjoyable, but is pretty much the same thing.
M – It’s carbonated but comes off as somewhat smooth on the tongue. It’s a bit chewy, which is not great. Medium bodied overall with a slightly wetter finish than expected/desired.
O – I’d really like to like this, but either it was bottled with off-flavors or fell off with age/heat exposure in the Texas warehouses where it sat waiting label approval. It seems like Stone’s attempt to make a Noah’s ark of boiled hops didn’t end excellently.
4.5, 3.75, 3.5, 3.5, 3.75; 3.67.
After reviewing, I looked at BA, and perhaps with so many hops of this type it should be grungy tasty and a bit oily feeling. But I stick with my analysis as not great for me. I still look forward to trying almost anything Stone brews though, duh.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 03:21:09 | More by nsheehan
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