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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

1,755 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 25
Gots: 104 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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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.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 04, 2013
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.