17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

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Ratings: 1,777
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 28
Gots: 108 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light amber in color with a one finger white head.

Nose has an apparent dry hop freshness to it. Loads of different hop charicters melding into a candy like mix of fresh citrus and piney notes. Malt is Carmel like and sweet.

Taste starts with a big fresh hop prescence. This is followed shortly after by a big bitterness that has become commonplace for stone ipas. Light malt gives a touch of sweetness.

Mouthfeel has load of hoppy resin and loads of bitterness. Medium carbonation works well with this brew

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KegsAndEggs
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: no head really on a hazy dull golden with light copper hue body.

S: aroma is mild with wet socks, grapefruit, soap, tangy tropical fruits and lemon zest

T: bready malts, orange peel, tart apple and grapefruit for citrus, resins and generic earthy flavors but it comes across as fairly simple but its just the right amount of sweetness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one wasnt very special. I may just have very high expectations for Stone IPAs.

Photo of nickfl
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with a small head of white foam on a lightly hazy golden brown body. There is an aroma of pine and orange with little else. Orange and grapefruit hop character up front with some sweet malt in the middle. Finishes with moderate bitterness, light toast, and mo of the same hop character. Not bad, but kind of one dimensional. Orange hop character and little else.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Straw yellow with a nice 1 inch foamy head and lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Nice Bitter hops, orange, peach mango, grapefruits. A little malt and grainy/almost wheat like. Not overly hop aroma like most dipas.

Taste - First sip is hop forward, with a twist of german grainy hops gives with a unique flavor. Very bitter finish mixed with alcohol warmth. Some lemon and caramel malts come out after a few sips near the finish. Added sugars help break up the bitter blast some.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets a nice bitter hop blast. Palate gets more hops, with some malts, spices and sugars. The aftertaste is bitter, alcohol warm and very grapefruity.

Overall - I love stones anniversary beers, something I look forward to every year. This dipa has a different flavor then typical ones. Still its a stone beer and you can taste the underlying flavor of stone in this but the german hops add a new twist. Really good, big beer for sure and a winner.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Hopstronaut
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of smakawhat
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

Just another classic West coast looking stone beer. Crystal clear deep orange, glowing with a classic middle column of fire carbonation in them middle if small. Head is fluffy and soapy white with a nice even made bubbles off the pour, and settles to a finger head.

Nose rips of pure tangerine and orange and tropical fruit juice. Super fruity hop angle. It smells like a fantastic ripe tree of fruit, without a Tang like powdery quality either. No other detectable bouquets here, not even on the malt side, but the fruit angle is just impressive as all get out.

Palate takes the 180. Fruit angle is completey gone mixing with a large earth and pine and grass hop character. Malt sweetness is not as familiar or obvious with a large amount of oily and grass hops finishing. Good amount of herbality and grass on the finish, and some of the fruit character just barely manages to peak out on the slamming of these other hops that dominate the palate.

An interesting fun take, and drinkable, and just another good Stone beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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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%

17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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