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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

330 Reviews
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Reviews: 330
Hads: 1,795
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 31
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:
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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Photo of HardTarget
2.96/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Chill haze in a yellow glass, holds a thin white cover that gives up some lace.

Smell: Different; a bit worty with a lemon citric hop note. The worty base really comes through, not a lot of hops, not what you would expect for a IPA.

Taste; Hops come through more in the taste, mostly noble/German hop tastes, bit earthy, a bit peppery, a bit leafy, not really the profile I personally care for, but not bad. The sweet finish comes across as a little under attenuated (worty).

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a bit oily, firm carbonation but not fizzy.

Overall: A different animal, as if Germans had decided to jump on the hop craze train that seems to be taking American brewers. Not really what they do, and doesn't really showcase the style of hops they grow. Think I'll pass if I see another; probably one of my lowest rated Stone beers.

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

Gift from a friend. Bottle dated 11-13-13, drank on 11-15-13 ... Too bad :) !!!

Served chilled, poured golden straw in colour and hazy. Forminga very nice creamy almost fizzy head lasting a few minutes and leaving a nice lacing. Looks almost oily on top. Surprising!
N- Definatively STONE caraterised, reminding me of the Ruination IPA. Proeminent herkules german hops at the nose. Grapefruit, lemons, some tropical fruits, wet grass, very vegetal.
M & F - First impression is about the high level of carbonation, wich is pleasant, crisp mouthfeal. Bitterness is, of cousre, very present and biting, but with a funky twist, certainly dur to the german hops used here. Some caramelized malt becomes appearant but not dominant. Sweetness is low but still there, certainly inherited from the pils malt used. This gives a nice twist for an american IPA. Alcool is noticeable but well balanced. Aftertaste is LONG and lemon flavours comes up.

Overall, a very nice west-coast style IPA with a twist of european taste. A very plesant mixt of pils malt with lots of hops. An outstanding mix of Imperial pils with a DIPA. Highly recomanded...

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Photo of McMaze
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

I bought this beer without expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. It tastes like a great ipa, while the color is a little lighter than the ipa's I've had lately. (Other than la chouffe, but that's a different story)
The taste is that of the regular stone ipa, but with more bite due to the higher alcohol percentage.
The smell and mouthfeel weren't overly remarkable.
At one point I went and took a shower for 45 minutes and came back to a beer with a full head. in fact, the head retention was probably the highlight of this beer other than it's drinkability, over the two overs I enjoyed this beer the head never went away.
I will definitely buy this again, especially to share with friends who aren't as tolerant to beers with a lot going on.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of tawny auburn into our Founders snifters. This supports a solid one and a half finger tall head of creamy, soapy suntan lotion colored bubbles. This retains excellently, leaving cloudy wisps and spits of lacing around the glass as it slowly descends. The faintest chill haze dims clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be light. The aroma gives rich maltiness of caramel, pale, bitter pilsner, and crystal malts, while the hoppy side of life offers sweet citrics, florals, soaps, and gentle, but sticky pine. To accompany are notes of bright bubblegum esters, vanilla extract, black pepper, fusel ethanol, new shoe plastics, Styrofoam peanuts, red apple skins, butterscotch candies, raw macaroni, chalk, and macerated banana flesh. Our first impression is that the hops are hugely, amazingly piney, affording a certain uniqueness to the sip that Stone was most certainly looking for. As we sip, the flavoring opens with bitterly citric and sweetly piney hop syrups, resins, and oils, pale and pilsner malts, sticky caramel and toffee sugars, lemon cleaner, wet white flour gravy, vinegar acidity, boozy sting, and soured phenolic medicinals. The middle peaks with bitter soapy hops, bamboo, buttery sweet icing, tannic teas, Splenda sweetness, skunky marijuana leafiness, faint cedar woodiness, tangerine cloy and rind bite, chalk, geranium florals, and granular maple candy sweetness. The end comes with further stickiness of pine sap, clover flowers, raw honey sugars, vinyl plastics, boozy fire, woody twiginess, light buttery diacetyls, vanilla cake moistness, grassy wheatiness, dandelion freshness, salty matted fuzz, orangey sweetness, white tea leaves, freshly pressed cotton, and palpable clovey and cinnamon spice, with phenolic flare. The aftertaste breathes of lemon balm, lavender and honeysuckle florals, boozy fumes, black pepper and onion powder, coiny metallics, orange and grapefruity rind, sticky and earthy pined hops, heavy pilsner and caramel maltiness, hairspray, and dirty herbal licorice bite. The body is medium to thick, and the carbonation is medium. The sip gives nice slurp and smack, with creamy bubbly froth to the lip. Pop sits high on the mustache, solidifying the finality to the glug and gulp. The mouth is oiled, coated, and left wet, with no frank astringency or puck to appreciate. The abv is appropriate, with drinkability remaining high for a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavoring. This beer was such a funny mix. We got hints of last year’s anniversary beer, with bitter lemon and dirty earthen west coast hops, while on the other hand we got a seemingly thieved rendition of Short’s Spruce Pilsner. The hops come almost entirely as sappy pine, while the fruity sweetness to balance, aside from the clean malty pils base, comes in the form of orange flesh and rind bite. This strikes a curious, but oddly approachable balance. Again, this was a tasty offering, but continues the depressing departure from the glory that was their 15th anniversary batch. Either way, they push the envelope yet again, acting to blend styles, bolster flavors, and embolden the craft beer community for another year to come.

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Photo of scotorum
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by 11/12/13, so it's approaching a month past the recommended consumption date. Hops might be a tad muted from what was intended.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

a: Nearly clear amber or dark gold, a two inch tall white head receded to rocky surface foam and beautifully patterned lacing

s: Moderate citrus.

t; Citrus hops over a medium malt base. Grapefruit aftetaste with lingering bitterness at the sides of the tongue. High ABV is well concealed. Later the hop profile becomes more dominated by resin. Not tasting the "unique" difference which the use of German hops and pilsener malt was supposed to impart.

m: Moderate, good body.

o: An excellent west coast style IPA, one of the most citrusy I have had in awhile. More substantial if less tasty than Enjoy By. Interesting that this bottle's "Enjoy by" date is the same as the November issue of Enjoy By.

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Photo of hopflyer
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 10/31/13. Oh well

Pours light orange. Some chill haze. From the desc. Oh the bottle, expecting something out of the ordinary.

Smells typical of a west coast IPA. Tropical fruits, citrus hops

Taste not way off either from other stone offerings. Hops are certainly there and the pilsner background is definitely there. Getting thru the bottle and the hoppiness fades, an acidic tartness becomes more prevalent, and the hops transition from citric to bitter. It is now something different as stone made warning to. It gets a little overbearing and kinda reminds me of putting your tongue on a 9V battery

Nice carbonation but I can't get the battery taste out of my head.

Overall something familiar up front but separates itself from a typical IPA halfway thru the bomber. Wouldn't go after this again but won't have the opportunity to anyway with this special release.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 11/27/13 notes. 8oz. pour on tap at Pony Bar HK in NYC.

a - Pours a bright orange color with once inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of oranges, citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, fruity malts, and tropical fruits. Loads of fresh hops and fruit, the nose is very good.

t - Tastes of oranges, citrus hops, earthy malts, floral hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, and grains. Not quite as hoppy, some light pine on the end, and a little bitterness in the taste.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is pretty smooth, great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a pretty nice DIPA. Nose is awesome and the mouthfeel is great, with a lot of citrus and oranges to it. Worth checking out, especially if you like their other IPAs.

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Photo of Gavage
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" head that quickly falls to surface bubbles. Some large bubbles remain for a while.

Smell: pine and grapefruit are most notable.

Taste: grainy malt presence with caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, and some alcohol are up front. Bitterness is strong and long lasting.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: despite the high alcohol levels, this beer is very drinkable albeit a bit on the slow side. Defintely an enjoyable big DIPA worth getting your hands on.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich golden to light amber brew. A nice white millimeter of foam rests on top. Great clarity. I get a nice whiff of citrus hops and pale malt. First sip is amazingly bitter! I feel a bit misled by the aroma. Thought it would be subtle, but I guess that's a foolish thought knowing Stone. I swear it is like biting into a grapefruit. The mouthfeel is a bit thick and sticky, true to style. You get a bit of malt backbone, but not until after the long bitter fade ends.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1PT. 6FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It has an orange center with sunburst around the edges. It is topped with three to four inches of off-white head.

S - I am getting a combination of grapefruit, juniper, and sweet bread.

T - This is an interesting flavor. There is a pretty big juniper presence. I can tell that there is some sweet malt, but it is quickly immersed in bitterness.

M - Medium

O - It is an IPA of a different color. I am not a fan of the flavors involved in this beer. Of course, I am not a fan of the überhopped west coast IPA's. I prefer citrus and tropical notes to this offerings. It is not bad. It is just not in my flavor wheelhouse.

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Photo of smanders
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hadn't seen this at the LBS, so I thought I'd give it a shot considering it's coming from such a stand-up brewery.

A - Clear copper with minimal (1 finger) head. Average lacing.

S - lots of pine and a little sweetness. You can almost smell the warmth from the alcohol.

T - Starts out with an almost chewable bitterness followed closely by sweet citrus. The alcohol is very evident--immediately.

M - Medium bodied.

Overall - An appropriate example of the DIPA style. Not bad.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Inspired by new experimental German hops, our brewing team is celebrating our 17ten 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 its previous limits over the years- to interesting new territory." Brewed in the style of an India Pale Ale with many German ingredients. This is the 17th anniversary release by Stone Brewing Company, a new year, a new IPA recipe. Available in 22 oz. bottles and limited draft.

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle to a tulip glass. Served north of 51º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) A vigorous pour yields a crisp frothy dirty white head over a mildly hazy golden amber body. Carbonation is light and few. Retention is average and lacing is light but doesn't stick. 3.5

(Smell) The malt profile consists of mostly pilsner cracker malts but carries with it some heavier body of a clean, syrupy caramel malt, mildly bready in construction. The hop profile is predominantly grassy, mildly fruity and somewhat murky, the latter most traditional of German hops. Perceived bitterness is moderate. A curious yeast profile gives the aroma an acidic pungency, somewhat reminiscent of German styles, yet more so English ones. The nose of this beer seems a bit confused as to what style to follow. 3.25

(Taste) Mild dry cracker malt front, a resinous, slick german syrup midsection and a mild peppery finish. The taste is much better balanced than the aroma predicted, and I rather enjoyed the heavier malt tones as they added a touch of body and flavor without making the malt profile overly sweet or complicated, keeping things strictly German in their accessibility. The hop profile is
a good call, with a mild grassiness, a touch of must, plus the classical Stone signature level of bitterness to showcase an Americanized dose of alpha acid appreciation. While this is far from my favorite beer in Stone's incredibly diverse IPA portfolio, I think it does a fair job at showcasing a German influence through the malt and hop choices, although not all subtleties can shine as brightly through the bolder characters in this India Pale Ale. You really have to sit and focus in on this one to pick out the flavors- the hop bitterness steals most of the glory. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Slick, smooth with a touch of creaminess. Carbonation adds a touch of fuzzy crispness. The body is a medium amongst Double IPAs, medium/high aside all beers. Alcohol presence is medium- a bit eagerly complimented by the hop bitterness and not as easily concealed by the depth of an equally bold malt profile. Balance is in favor of bitterness, the malt falls by the wayside although sweetness is moderate. 3.5

(Overall) I wasn't sure how close to tradition that Stone would come to in brewing a German-inspired IPA and the end result is possibly more favorable than not, although ultimately I found it to be nothing spectacular. The hop bitterness, while enjoyable in scenarios that focus predominantly on the hop profile, was distracting enough to take away from any German malt diversity and character that this beer had to offer. The hop flavor was simple enough to where bitterness didn't have much to take away, yet it still fell out of balance. This was one beer where I was hoping that Stone wouldn't go overboard on the hops in light of the rest of the recipe. I found the beer enjoyable in its own style, but can't really reflect the hype that it's received thus far. I enjoyed it over their 16th anniversary from 2012, but that's frankly not much of a consolation. 3.5

Stone Brewing Company's
17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

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Photo of davidsumner
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an excellent crafted beer. For me it's really a grail beer. I love German Pilsner and I love West Coast IPA's and Imperial's. So this is really great combination. I also love Weihenstephaner Pilsner; and so Stone has really done something that I personally would have dreamed of. Taking an excellent Pilsner and making it better. This is definitely a champion Imperial Pilsner and will be a constant in my beer fridge.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong floral German hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of InlandTaipan
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: poured into a 20oz imperial pint glass. If the beer was filtered it is bow suffering from chill haze (I assume stone filters all their IPAs). I was expecting a brilliant crystal clear gold color after learning that the brew is nearly all pilsner malt. Head was white and was gone fairly quickly.

S: aroma is slightly funky and off putting. I get subtle honey aroma but mostly earthy muddled vegetative aroma.

T: bitter to the point where it is unenjoyable. The hop flavor is completely out of balance in my opinion. The bitterness from the German varietals is unclean and dominant. Overly-earthy.

M: well carbonated and fulfilling.

O: overall I was pretty disappointed in this offering from Stone. I loved the concept of taking German super hops and making an IPA with Pilsner malt. I am afraid stone missed the mark for me on this one. Love their other IPAs though. I really felt like this beer needed better clarity, as well as a much cleaner hop profile. Bitterness was over the top in all the wrong ways.

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Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine in mid-August for $5.99. Bottled on 7-26-13.

Beer poured golden orange with a decent white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is lemony and biscuity.

Initial taste was very lemon forward with a resiny finish. Malts lend a pils slant, somewhat biscuity but in the end the strength of the alpha hops shines thru.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, full bodied, and fairly smooth.

Overall this is a pretty good brew, not nearly as lemony as the 16th anniversary version. Give it a try if you can still find it.

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Photo of JG-90
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gotterdammerung IPA is a nice golden/orange/peach color. The body is clear and it pours a small head with okay retention and moderate/heavy lacing. Smells mostly of sweet floral hops, along with pine and citrus. Just a hint of herbalness in the aroma.

Taste starts with floral hops, then mango followed by grapefruit and a bit a tangerine. Finishes with the pine expected from a Stone IPA along with some herbalness that is definitely different. Aftertaste is sweet floral, hop oil, pine and grapefruit. Has an average body with above average carbonation and a bit of a slick, oily feel.

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Photo of gillagorilla
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Max's during Hopfest (8/16-18/13)

A: Golden copper lacing.

S: Citrusy and floral.

T: Super strong floral and citrus. Lots of flavor. Grass and pine.

M: Minor, even carbonation. Nice and coarse.

O: Top notch on draft. I love what the pilsner yeast does to this IPA.

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Photo of Brad007
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Colors are very well done. When held up to light, I can see a strong blonde hue along the sides with a golden center.

Mango, grapefruit and pine seductively tickle the olfactory gland, hinting at an even greater bouquet within.

This is exactly how I imagined it. A harmonious cross between the pine-heavy East Coast IPA and citrus-heavy West Coast IPA. So much flavor to go around.

Bitter and dry, coating the entire mouth and leaving a tasty buttery malt imprint on the tongue, followed by pine resin. I believe that a spicy entree would benefit from this fine DIPA.

Stone have outdone themselves this year with this fine entry. It's definitely at the top for me.

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Photo of minterro
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought from Little's Wine and Liquor in Denver, CO

Shared with gf. Pour into a pint glass and paired with sunflower seeds.

A&S: Lively translucent dark yellow (with a hint of orange) colored beer. Bright kinda creamy white head that has ok retention. Upfront a pretty powerful spicyness consisting of orange zest and coriander.

T&M: Huge citrus profile (way more so then you would expect from the aroma) from the hops and additional spicing (orange zest). Maybe it is power of suggestion but the hops taste has a distinct German vibe (unfiliter, slight yeasty, citrus/earthy hops, punctuated grainy finish). Feel the heat of the alcohol not in the taste (very well masked), but definably once it hits your belly. Well-balanced blend of citrus upfront with a established but not overpowering bitterness.

Overall: Stone usually produces a very solid and this beer is no exception. Unique but not outrageous. If you haven't had it yet, there is probably not much left on shelves because the recommended drink date is 10/31/13.

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Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a SA lager glass.
Pours with a durable, well-proportioned white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the glass.

Aroma: enticing, featuring fruity and herbal hops.

Taste: less fruity and more herbal/earthy than the aroma. Massive and complex hop bill leads to a rich hop profile, but so well integrated the complexity is not at all obvious. Moderately bitter and lasting aftertaste.

Feel: crisp and dry with the high ABV partly hidden.

O: Excellent.

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

New German hops come in Stone's 17th Anniversary Ale, a sign that shows that Stone continues to go into new territory. I have 22 ounces ahead of me.

A half-inch of soapy head rests top this slightly pale orange beer. The retention appears to be fine. Hoppiness is there, and as expected, has an aroma which is different from one using American hops. These hops bring notes of lemongrass, resin, earth, lycee, grass,

Double IPA or Double Pilsner? With this hop profile, it could be mistaken for the latter. The malt backbone brings notes of honey. The hops meanwhile add a Saaz-like bite and lemon, also grassy, herbal, and raw. I also seem to taste a kiss of diacetyl. Floral. For the American palate, this beer does take a little getting used to, but ends up being a good beer. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to go the Runation route if I were stuck choosing between the two.

Dedicated to my friend Mauro, a Brazilian beer enthusiast who shockingly passed away earlier today. Rest in peach Maurão.

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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

small thin head that does not dissipate quickly, hazy coppery-gold appearance. Nose perfectly marries bready, cereal grain with spicy noble hop aromas; very balanced nose. First sip is EXTREMELY spicy, herbal, botanical hops winning out and slightly overpowering a sweet, bready malt flavor. Starts with caramel sweetness; that cooked sugar taste, but quickly cut by the bitterness. Ends with grapes, pear, plum fruitiness of the yeast. Medium thin mouthfeel with nice carbonic bite. A unique and flavorful IPA that is very different from what I have come to expect from the genre.

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Photo of thedoubler55
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: A brownish orange color with a good bit of transparency, a huge two finger white head at the top that leaves some nice lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Pine hops right off the bat, with a little tangyness from the malts, a slight presence of grapefruit and mangos, and some spice in there as well.

T: A sweeter taste compared to the nose on this one, some orange up front with honey, and some kick from the hops as well. This one is pretty smooth the alcohol is not to much, easy to drink.

M: Dry finish, medium bodied, good amount of carbonation

D: Stone makes great IPA's so this one doe the same thing, nice simple DIPA, well balanced and easy drinker.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden body, good clarity, topped by five fingers of white froth featuring bubbles in a variety of sizes. Nice drippy lace.

Aroma has a whiff of pine, bits of citrus, some fresh hay, notes of spice and pepper. Very different, very interesting mix.

Strong clean imperial pilsner foundation. Tropical fruits. Big bitterness. Bready undercurrent. Again, a very different, very interesting mix.

Smooth medium mouthfeel.

If they lagered it would be a terrific Imperial Pilsner. As it is, a terrific and unusual Imperial IPA from one of the pioneers of the style.

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.