17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA | Stone Brewing

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA
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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap poured into snifter.

A: 4.25 bright golden with 1 finger of white frothy head.
S: 4.0 a strong hop presence slightly masked by something I can't put my finger on.
T: 4.0 hops first, with an after taste of some sort of spice. This is very unique.
M: 4.25 carbed well, smooth n
O: 4.0 I enjoy this one, yet there is something to it that I just can't pinpoint. I would absolutely have this again if I saw on tap elsewhere.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear dark golden color with a thin off white head. Leaves some subtle strings of lace down the glass.

S: I get a lot of different things competing for attention in here. There's definitely a spicy, minty, almost herbal hop note, but there's also a pretty substantial tropical hop note with hints of mango, passionfruit and guava. A pretty good amount of crusty bready malt and some caramel.

T: Opens with a big spiciness that lingers as it moves across the palate, getting more and more peppery. The hop "bite" isn't there, but there's definitely a suggestion of bitterness in there. Lots of caramel and almost dark bread-y malt flavors going on that hold back the hops a lot. Finish is a touch bitter with some grassy hop resin and leafy hop bitterness. I'd rank this above the 16th Anny and well below the 15th.

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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,801 ratings