17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -1%
Götterdämmerung, or in English, “TWILIGHT OF THE GODS:” probably the most badass name for a beer that I’ve ever heard. No surprise coming from the badasses at Stone; cheers to 17 years!
Brewed this month, with a Best Before date of 10/17/13 (two months after the date of this tasting).
A: Pale copper body, nearly transparent, with a sticky white head. Spider webs of retention and chunky lace remain throughout.
S: The nose is full of stone fruits, a juicy peach and apricot purée plus notes of strawberry jelly and tangerine. Probably the most fruit-forward nose I’ve come across, and it’s incredible. Slight hint of lemon cake toward the back end, bready and sweet.
T: The first taste that comes across the palate is an unmistakable pilsner maltiness: crisp cracker and grain husk tastes with just a light sweetness. Hops stand out even more, then, bursting in with a wild mix of the nose’s peach, apricot, and red grape and a resinous pine and herb - a thick hop bitterness. Slightly boozy toward the end. Finishes with that slick hop dryness, coating the tongue with bitter hop oils.
M: You can tell it’s a big beer upon first sip: the thick, hearty body is hardly countered by the light carbonation.
O: I was expecting a little more from what promised to be a German-style beer, but when you add that many hops, flavor variations can be masked. In all, though, the hop choice gave it one hell of a nose and the pilsner malt diminished the sweetness, making the beer more palatable than a comparable West Coast caramel-malt-fest; after finishing the bottle without much trouble, I can certainly say it was a flavorful, (relatively) drinkable IPA.
08-18-2013 20:23:51 | More by BarryMFBurton
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
appearance: apricot colored. Mostly clear with loads of rising bubbles. Thick swath of near white head and messy lacing.
smell: Piney hops up front on a bed of sweet candied malt.
taste: Much drier than the nose would indicate. Piney hops with some malt at first. a dry and slightly bitter finish.
overall: very different than other Stone IPA's I've had. Better than the sum of it's parts. Kudos to Stone. They've always been great at IPA's but most were much like each other. This is a stretch. I like it.
08-18-2013 19:46:49 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.46/5 rDev -12.2%
Nice clarity. Orange brew with fast settling white fizzy bubbles. Head rises with ease and stays for a while. Good lacing.
Tons of lemon, orange, and pepper on the nose. Very different for a Stone brew. Salted butter popcorn comes to mind.
Oily, thin, light, heavy bitterness, extreme dryness, non invasive carbonation but it titters right on the edge of too heavy. Buttery, pine, biscuity, rounded out with interesting (lighter) flavors for an IPA.
I'd take an Enjoy By, R&R, Ruination, ect. over a 17. Recommended, but with a small grain of salt. A bit too bitter and over done for me.
08-18-2013 03:37:15 | More by chugalug06
4.28/5 rDev +8.6%
22oz shared poured into wine glasses.
Appearance-pours light apricot with a golden hue with a 1 finger white head. Some medium lacing. 4
Aroma-coconut, lemon wedge, vanilla, slight orange. Not what I was expecting, much different than most IPAs on the market. 4
Taste-right at the front of the tongue you get some lemon zest sweetness, then transferring to more of a peppery spice taste. Back of the mouth is filled with bitterness, apricot and grapefruit comes thru nicely there. 4.5
Feel-medium bodied, I expected this to be heavier but it is quite easy to drink. ABV is hidden very nicely. Drys out the mouth in the finish. 4
Overall-the one thing I love about stone above all else is the value you get with every brew. One more thing I love is that they make a ton of their limited releases, I've never had a problem getting multiple bottles of them all. This beer is not as citrusy as the other IPA'S from stone, but it much more balanced then the other ones. This is a very solid one off, nothing more, nothing less. 4.25
08-18-2013 03:17:11 | More by screamking
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
A 22oz bomber picked up at Greens on Buford HWY
A- Copper, 1 inch of head, lots of sticky lace. Looks like another beautiful Stone DIPA
S - Big bitter nose. Lots of ABV, will burn your nose hairs off if too close! Smells amazing.
T - Huge bitter bite up front. Settles down a few sips in and is well balanced. Tasty as hell! Grapefruit
M - Medium bodied, well carbonated.
O - Another amazing DIPA from Stone. Would you expect anything less? Happy 17 Stone!
08-18-2013 02:46:31 | More by BeerDawgs
17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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