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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

1,741 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,741
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 25
Gots: 101 | 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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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-16-2013 21:58:25 | More by DRBiser
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eulerthegrape

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-16-2013 18:15:46 | More by eulerthegrape
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Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 18:15:09 | More by Tom-Peters
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BBrewington

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-16-2013 17:29:15 | More by BBrewington
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-16-2013 16:28:46 | More by Rick778
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 14:03:06 | More by Absolut
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TheDoak

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 12:02:13 | More by TheDoak
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 04:39:27 | More by FLBeerGuy
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markhobbs1

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

08-16-2013 03:55:59 | More by markhobbs1
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.06/5  rDev +3%

Enjoy By 10/17/13

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that recedes to a nice little cap after a few minutes

S: Very balanced. Get some nice lightly spicy malts and herbal hops along with a light buttered bread note and a very light fruitiness. A hint of alcohol towards the back

T: Follows the nose. Very nicely balanced with quite a bit of complexity from the hops. Get some light herbal notes along with a nice spicy peppery kick. Also get some fruity and floral notes behind those. Malts come in mid-way with some light cracker and bread notes. Alcohol joins in towards the end along with some hoppy bitterness and light malt sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily but crisp

O: A great twist on an IPA from Stone. The all-German ingredients really pop with the amount of complexity from the hops alone. Just enough pilsner malt to balance the bit of bitterness towards the back end. Very easy to drink despite the 9.5% with plenty of different flavors coming through in every sip. Definitely worth picking up a few. Just make sure you drink them within a couple months ;)

08-16-2013 03:52:14 | More by BEERMILER12
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draheim

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -1%

22oz bottle (enjoy by 10/17/2013) into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear honey color w/ a dense white head, patchy lace, lively carbonation.

Aroma is equal parts pine/citrus and floral hops. Some peach and apricot too. Sweet. Pretty tame, certainly not a massive aromatic assault.

Taste is far more assertive than the nose. Big pale malt balanced by copious aromatic and bittering hops. Lots of hop oils and resin linger on the palate. More peaches and apricots. Not wild about this word, but it's pretty dank. Finishes sharply bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a little oily, slick.

Overall another good but largely unremarkable IPA from Stone.

08-16-2013 03:24:10 | More by draheim
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heresy22

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-16-2013 03:19:34 | More by heresy22
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midnitesun11

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-16-2013 03:04:19 | More by midnitesun11
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BoRaeCho

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 02:56:43 | More by BoRaeCho
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-16-2013 02:13:09 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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davey101

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -2%

Enjoy by 10/17/2013. 22 oz bomber into a teku glass.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden body similar to that of Enjoy By or RuinTen. Two fingers worth of white foam slowly creeps away leaving behind ridiculous amounts of whispy lacing and some solid retention. Swirling it just starts the process all over again.

S - Bubble gum, peaches, honey, earthy spices and hibiscus are intermixed with some notes of grass and pine. Light bready dough on the finish. Really soft and fresh smelling. This is really different and super aromatic. If this were a Yankee Candle I would name it "Fresh German Countryside Summer Laundry"....or something....

T - Shares the soft bubblegum/honey/stonefruit trifecta found in the nose but it finishes with dank resinous piney hops with a pretty considerable level of bitterness. The very end showcases some bready malts and grass/hibiscus but the bitterness is pretty intense. Mouth feel is slick and coating, well carbonated. Alcohol gets more noticeable as it warms.

O - A really different beer. I was expecting an imperial pilsner or something but instead its a floral/stonefruit heavy amped up European IPA. Just wished the hops were turned down slightly to better showcase the "German" flavors.

08-16-2013 01:21:30 | More by davey101
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LoFiDave

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-16-2013 01:19:45 | More by LoFiDave
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-16-2013 01:03:46 | More by virinow
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zachary80

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

08-16-2013 00:58:15 | More by zachary80
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-15-2013 20:06:00 | More by ramblinwreck101
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-15-2013 18:23:27 | More by ambruns1979
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flayedandskinned

California

3.86/5  rDev -2%

Bottle date was smudged, but rest assured, this bottle is VERY fresh, as it was just released two days ago to the public.
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass.

Appearance: (4.5)
Pours a gorgeous pale gold/straw yellow that is crystal clear. A towering, creamy, 3 finger tall white head sprouts quickly and has good retention. The head leaves some spotty lacing down the edges of the glass.

Aroma: (4)
Wow, definitely a different smelling IPA then what us hop heads are used to smelling. Huge floral and herbal European hops presence; fresh cut grass, mint, orange zest, lemon rind with a certain underlying pine-y resinous dankness. in between these spicy, floral notes, there is an interesting peach presence; I'm not sure which of the German hop varieties that comes from. Underneath the hops there is a soft, bready maltiness. As the beer warms, some alcohol does peep through the 'wall' of German hops.

Taste: (3.75)
Spicy hops slap your palate immediately with notes of lemon and orange peel, fresh cut grass, peach, and light apricot. The hops have a big floral quality about them. The hops dominate the flavor profile through out the beer until the dry finish, where your palate is kissed for the briefest moment of time by bready pilsener malts. The very bitter finish leaves long lingering notes of mint, pine resin, and lemon rind on your tongue. As the beer warms, a light alcohol presence comes out and further accentuates the natural minty flavors of these German hops.

Mouthfeel: (4)
Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Pretty crisp for the size of the beer.

Overall: (3.75)
Yet another very solid and unique IPA from Stone. This year for their anniversary beer, Stone chose to take 100% German hops and malts and make a giant Imperial IPA out of them. They succeeded, this beer definitely is an Imperial IPA through and through, but after drinking this beer, I am still left yearning for some tropical and citrusy Pacific North West hops I'm so used to in IPAs; I can't help but think of how awesome this beer could be if these German hops had some good ol' Simcoe and Amarillo hops thrown in with them. That said, this unique IPA is definitely worth seeking out.

08-15-2013 04:08:01 | More by flayedandskinned
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rawfish

California

4.31/5  rDev +9.4%

Brassy, golden, identical to most of Stone's other IPAs, clear with good head retention and minimal sticky lacing left on the glass.

Candy spun sugar, white bread, mint, pine resin and faint nectarine. Unlike any other ipa out there, the German ingredients and dry hopping with Sterling give this beer a clean yet earthy character.

Very clean, pilsner-like malt, barely detectable under a cascade of floral and grassy hops, a bit of pinching astringency with black pepper and mild stone fruit. Bitterness is steady and leaves a fine mouth coating. The malt and hops are delicately balanced and shun out the alcohol well.

The body is average with a good amount of carbonation, complementary to the pilsner crafted malt and German hops. The mouthcoating provides bitterness and a crisp feel but only when drunk cooler. Alcohol present but controlled.

Stone showing their brewing prowess but also playing with fire. Make no mistake that this is an IPA but with lager cleanliness and intricate balance. The malt and German hops featured here are currently in a fragile waltz providing a clean and bright taste and experience. Drink this one colder like a lager and once the hops begin to fade (especially since the aroma is average to begin with) this could fall off quickly. But fresh it's left me wanting another.

08-15-2013 03:32:15 | More by rawfish
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-15-2013 02:25:44 | More by GRG1313
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-15-2013 02:05:23 | More by Fusebuddy
17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,741 ratings.