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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

1,784 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,784
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 29
Gots: 110 | 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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Ratings: 1,784 | Reviews: 330
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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a nice bright orange color, pretty clear with a decent off white head. The aroma is interesting with some honeyed maltiness and a combination of fruity and noble hop character. The flavor is really nice with mostly melon, grape and some peach up front followed by a more spicy bitterness and a touch of noble earthiness. The mouthfeel is medium with a touch of honey throughout. Alcohol comes through somewhat in the finish. Very potent and complex hop profile and pleasant malt backbone without any cloying sweetness or caramel.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of aasher
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours an ultra clear polished gold with a one finger bright white head. That pour is CLEAN. The nose is very clean and very hoppy, featuring loads of German hops. It smells like a super hopped pils. It drinks like one too. It's light in body and drinks über crisp. The hop level is perfect. Stone did a great job showcasing German hops. I'm a German pils fan and this beer was spectacular. The 9.5% was well restrained as well. This is the best Stone Anny since the 12th. Pick it up while its fresh!

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured two and half fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Lots of bubbles.
The aroma is spicy with a good dose of lemon and grapefruit... and in the far background is some vanilla.
The taste goes from bluntly bitter at first to moderate lemon bitter in the middle to a pine bitter slamdunk at the end. It's fun and enjoyable though.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.

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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
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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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3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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