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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

1,725 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,725
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 23
Gots: 102 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Perfectly clear molten gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small ring with a faint wispy cap. Spotty lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Surprisingly sweet and fruity for something laced with German hops. Some sweet mango and bubblegum. Earthy and slightly spicy with a clean gritty thing going on. Pilsner malts are incredibly clean and light. Some lightly toasted and bready elements. Sweet and bready. Some backing hints of bitter pith. Orange.

Taste: Oddly sweet. Bubblegum and dirt. Earthy with some lingering bitterness on the finish. Malts are light and clean, offering a mild sweetness. Strong floral push with some slight hop spiciness. Warming bumps the sweetness up a bit past enjoyable. Candied hops at times. Oily and herbal. Aggressively hopped, big surprise. Biscuity with some backing alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Oily medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. Lingering bitterness tamps down on an otherwise clean finish.

Overall: Gotterdammerwhut?

Stone seems to have a hit or miss strategy with their anniversary beer. This isn't quite as odd as the Emperial IPA (14th), but it's still a miss overall. The hop profile is all over the place and it just never mixes with the lighter malt base. It's confusing.

Serving type: bottle

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2.84/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this one up at me local HEB grocery this morning; it was delivered yesterday so freshness is guaranteed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with printed-on label art and branded pry-off cap served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery. Enjoy by: 11/13/13. Reviewed as an IPA (not an Imperial IPA) because it identifies as such on the label's description as well as in the name and on Stone's website.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. No real lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is average to above average (about 2-3 minutes).

Body colour is a clear somewhat pale copper of average vibrance. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's pretty standard fare for an IPA. Not unique or special, but there are no overt flaws. Appears adequately carbonated.

Sm: Pale malts, hideous lavender, graininess, honey, pilsner malts, floral hops, vague lemony citrus hop notes, and a soapiness indicative that the beer spent too much time spent in primary. Honeysuckle. Astringent tea. Caramalt. Doughy yeast. Boy, that lavender ruins it. An off-putting aroma of mild strength.

No alcohol is detectable. A bad aroma overall for the style.

T: Horrendous lavender - ugh. Lemon citrus esters, artificial lemon grass. Inappropriate Saaz-esque hop notes with a pilsner-like graininess and obnoxious bitterness. Honey. Pale malts. Pilsner malts. Caramalts. No piney, nectary, or juicy hop notes. Somewhat resinous. Build is simple; this really needs some complexity and subtlety. Subpar balance. By no means a gestalt beer. Has some cohesion, though. Lightly doughy yeast; that doesn't suit the style at all.

Subpar depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

Some alcohol presence does manifest.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. A bit too thick. Body isn't ideal. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense, but doesn't come across as custom-tailored to it by any means; there's not a marriage of texture to taste here.

Not oily, hot, boozy, harsh, or gushed.

Dr: Drinkable for the decently-hidden ABV. I wouldn't get it again, especially at this price point. It's more of a German Lager-meets-IPA than a true IPA. Pretty average overall; nothing to write home about - certainly not unique or special. Another mediocre brew from Stone. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. I'll kill this bomber without issue. I can't say I'm disappointed; this is the level of quality I usually expect from Stone. The whole "new experimental German hop" thing is a nice gimmick, and I expect it'll help this beer sell quite well. Stone's marketing is incredible; I just wish their beers were too.

C

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:57:13 | More by kojevergas
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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