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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

1,782 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 29
Gots: 111 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 08-14-2013

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.
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a buddy drive up a liter bottle from the brewery on his way up north. Pours a nice, slightly opaque, gold/orange. The smell is less strong than I assumed it would be, just a nice fruity, hoppy aroma that leaves a sweet sensation. Very fruity, thick hop flavor hits right off the bat and was so strong it was hard to taste much else until after a few sips.
The body was very nice and thats where you get the German feel, somewhat biscuity pilsner-esque bitterness that is real fine point of the beer. The excessive hopping and alcohol is unnecessary because it distracts from what seems like a good German body lying underneath. The aftertaste is dominated by the hops (don't get me wrong I can go hop heavy but I didn't think that was the point of this beer). I would have liked to seen more pilsner taste to differentiate it from the normal hop-in-your-face Stone.
The mouth feel is nice, not too carbonated, almost thick and extremely bitter around the edges. Not my favorite but complex, yet familiar , and after splitting a liter with my buddy we're both singing along to the music that was playing, so Stone bonus points for throwing in that extra ABV and giving us a weird start to a friday!

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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear light golden amber with a somewhat dense white head. Average visible carbonation in the body. Nice lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass.

S: Hops are certainly the most dominant characteristic of this beers smell. Fairly light citrus with a backing of pine and earthiness. The german malts do come through nicely giving it a pilsner appeal.

T: Interesting hop profile on this beer gives it unique taste for an IPA. Malts are pretty sweet and attempt to balance out this beer. Hops linger in the aftertaste with a touch of citrus. Would be like an imperial pilsner blended with a german IPA.

M: Medium body with a sticky resinous mouthfeel. Pretty low carbonation. Finish is acceptable as it gives a bit of a nectar like quality.

Overall another solid IPA coming out of Stone. Glad to see they have made it another year. I dig the blend of pilsner malts and hops used as if you were creating a west coast IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright and clear. Gleaming. Golden straw color with a frothy lasting white head of foam that left delicate lace. Nose is spicy, floral and noble hops. Honey like malt that reminds one of sweet flowers. Grass, tea and spice. Earthy and raw.

Taste is soft fruits dazzled by honey. Grass and spice comes in mid palate. Lots of round hoppy flavor then a sharp and very careful bitter. Resiny and and a bit of alcohol coming in on the nose. There's some orange. Medium full body with a dry spice. The sweetness is very short lived and the bitterness lasts. There's some alcohol on the palate too and it's warming in the drink. Caramel in the malt as it warms. Crisp, refreshing and even a little peppery.

I thought the caramel was a little too heavy at first and then I got into the glass. I think I understand what they were trying to accomplish with this and it wasn't ill conceived. This had elements of a pilsner or a lager and elements of an IPA. It was executed well but it had a little too much heaviness in the malt for me in places and a touch too much sweetness. The saaz lent some spice to the IPA style that is not what you are expecting but it drank well. As it drinks it's friendlier and before you know it the glass is empty. Stone has taken a chance here and some people will like this. Some may not understand.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Crystal clear golden body with a frothy off-white head. Some lacing is left around the edges of the glass.

S- Some juicy tropical hop aromas, pineapple, grapefruit, grassy citrus, along with hints of toasted pilsner malt.

T- Big juicy hops give way to some pilsner malts, with some other toasted malts coming through too. The hop profile is big, as you would expect, with a lot of herbal and floral flavors and the mentioned citrus and tropical fruit flavors coming through.

M- Smooth, crisp, big body.

O- Nice take on an IPA with the German ingredients. The German malts make this one a little different, but all in all it's still another good IPA from stone.

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.