17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA | Stone Brewing

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 08-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,800
Reviews:
335
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
108
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,800 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was one of the more unique hoppy offerings, all German hops, the land of well, not very pungent hops. Can they pull it off? In short, yes. Has the typical orange color of a crystal malted ipa, good 3/4" white head. Looks sharp. Aroma is dry hopped, but this isn't a dry hopping you're used to. Nothing like it really. Dat hop bill? Grassy, lemon, earthy.

Taste, again, a unique hop bill brings this to a different position. A little bit of grapefruit, lemon, dust, wheat, barley, caramel, wood, pepper and brass to it. Grass and grapefruit just keep pounding away on the mouth feel. Interesting beer, unique. Might pick up a 4 or 6 pack if they ever bottled it in those superior formats to the bomber this came in.

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

Pours an almost clear deep gold or pale amber producing 2+ fingers of slightly off-white, lasting, pillowy, finely bubbled head of foam that leaves a sticky coating of chunky lace. Aroma is floral & soapy, grapefruit, pineapple, some resinous pine & grass hops mixed with sweet caramel & biscuit malt in background hints of honey, vanilla & tropical fruits. Taste is bitter citrus pith & zest, pine resin, tangerine, floral, caramel & burnt sugar, tannins, pepper, honey, boozy, dandelion green bitterness, butter, vanilla pound cake, faint cedar wood & phenolic. Finishes sweet but the aftertaste is heavily bitter, lemon pledge, onion, black pepper, floral, boozy & metallic. Booze manifested as bitterness, spice & warmth. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with medium-heavy carbonation, creamy but oily, slightly chewy, astringent.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This double IPA pours a somewhat dark golden color, with a medium foamy white head. The smell is distinctly IPA hoppy, with pretty heavy citrus notes as well as a peppery scent. The taste is definitely hop heavy, but it’s not all typical IPA. It’s pretty bitter, with flavors of grapefruit, orange, and a little pine, but it also has a pretty sweet almost cake-like flavor, which I’ve never seen in an IPA before. The finish is peppery and crisp, with not too much lingering alcohol flavor considering it’s 9.5%. It has a medium body with malts that are there to impart a mild bready flavor, which definitely takes a back seat to the hops. It would be a pretty standard IPA if it weren’t for that somewhat intense sweetness. Some IPA purists will probably call this blasphemy, but I actually kind of like the sweetness as it provides a nice contrast to the bitterness.

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Photo of stevoj
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not much more to say on this one, one smooth double IPA. Buttery, velvety texture and taste. Malt comes through, not covered by, but in concert with the hops. Very well done indeed.

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Photo of sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briken
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redgoatman
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ellis1701
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. L: S: Smells like a fresh mown lawn and a pine tree. T: A moderate malt bbackbone supports yeast driven fruit and a big grapefruit and grapefruit rind hop bitterness. F: Medium to medium full body, medium to medium high carbonation. Soft palate. O: A big, exeptional IPA.

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Photo of beaverapproved
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sanitarium16
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xILevelerIx
4.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Its been nearly 2 years since i had this beer and I still long for its super piney and dank aroma. This is the best IPA i have had. Wish they still made it.

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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, murky gold with a billowing, thick white head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuits, crackers, grass, straw, herbs, lemon, wildflower honey, and lime zest are easily detectable on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon rind, lime zest, wildflower honey, straw, grass, lavender, sage, peppermint, hyssop, kumquat, and beeswax assault the palate, while layers of biscuit, caramel, cracker, and cream flavors build underneath. The finish is bitter and intense, offering lingering sensations of grass, herb, and bready malt flavors.

M: Medium-bodied and a bit resinous. Carbonation is supple. Once this beer begins to settle on the palate, it becomes somewhat silky and creamy. A mellow alcohol warmth is noticeable on the fade. An easy sipper to be sure.

O: A very good experimental IPA. Though I keep harping on Stone for the seemingly endless string of IPA variations they crank out year after year, I have to concede that they are incredibly good at what they do. This ale is another winner from Stone that is well worth tracking down.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy copper with thin head that fades quickly. Apricot, grapefruit, butter, pine on the nose. Orange cream and grassy bitter flavors up front fading into a long bitter floral finish. Oily/soapy mouthfeel with prickly carbonation that cuts through.

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Photo of Pliny_the_Gelder
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Better than Pasadena release! Not sure what's up with the ultra-hopped Stones lately, but "enjoy by" may not be the best advice so far as my palate's concerned...

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

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