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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
89
very good

1,776 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 29
Gots: 107 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Kendo
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 7/26/13, consumed on 8/16/13, so this one's about 3 weeks old - pretty fresh for Stone in the Albany area. . . . .

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Body is clear dark golden with a tight, 1-finger white head. Leaves a bit of lacing behind.

S: Noticeable lack of the usual suspects for American IPAs - i.e., there's no citrusy, piney scents that you get from the C-hops. Instead I get a good whiff of cat pee and a touch of grass (the stuff on your lawn, not in your pipe).

T: Light malt foundation, which makes sense given the pilsner malt base. I swear I get a bit of wheat twang too, though I may be imagining that. Finishes with solid bitterness - quite green and grassy. Reminds me of green tea at times. Lingering bitterness on the back of the palate.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is modest.

O: Good, just not the kind of DIPA I'm used to (and prefer). I like the citrus, pine, floral, tropical fruit salads you get from most American DIPAs instead.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice. $7.99/22 oz. Aug 2013 release.

A beautiful looking beer but a bitter bomb. Flavorful, but totally unbalanced (which can be OK). This beer has its time and place.

A – Pours a very clear dark golden with a one-finger rocky off-white head, which quickly dissipates. Beautiful color and clearness. Nice lacing.

S – Floral/herbal hoppiness. A little sweetness. Not quite the Enjoy By aroma.

T – A dry herbal/resinous bitterness. No alcohol. Some faint sweetness at the start but overwhelmed by the hops.

MF – Really dry, almost acrid. Medium bodied. A lasting bitterness on the palate.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says Enjoy By 10/17/13. Served in a Dogfish IPA glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like herbal and pine hops, peaches, and bready malt. It tastes like herbal and grassy hops, orange peel, peaches, bready malt, apricots, peppery spice, and a little bit of bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and slick with moderate carbonation. For a brew that's almost 10% ABV, it sure doesn't drink like one. Alcohol is well hidden. I think this is a good overall brew. Definitely worth a try at $6.99 a bottle. An interesting brew, that's for sure!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 ;)

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.