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
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a ncie bright golden color with some clarity and some slight orangey/copper haze. There is a nice 0.25 inch off-white head that is dense. Sticky and with good retention.

Starts off herbal and grassy. Lemony notes and grapefruit notes with; nice citrusy components. Definitely more fresh and grassy and not as dank as other IPAs. There is definitely some nice tropical fruit notes in there on the back end.

Flavor starts off with a hop kick and explosion . Tons of citrus notes with fresh herbal and grassy notes coat the tongue. Dry, dry, dry bitterness sucks all the moisture out of the palate. There is more pine and dankness sin the flavor than perceived in the nose. Slightly acerbic with some lemony notes. Nothing like the 16th Anniversary though. Still the brew is exceptionally hoppy. There is a good bright carbonation with the body of the brew. Beneath the hops there is some earthy grain notes that can be perceived.

Overall. This is a good DIPA. It is pretty hoppy and intense and not necessarily that much different than other Stone DIPAs.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber to a pilsner glass, why not? Enjoy by 10/17

Pours a bit of a pale or blond gold gold with a finger and a half of nice frothy foam. Moderate carbonation stemming from the sides of the glass gives the head good retention and lacing. Transparency is 100%, sexy looking beer

Poured some into a snifter for the smell. Aroma of floral and herbal hops, earthy mint and red fruits- strawberry, passion fruit, melon, hint of pomegranate. Wet wood and pale bready malts accentuate the hop profile, provides a nice backbone and adds a little balance. Alcohol becomes more noticeable in the back as the beir warms

Taste is right with the smell, herbal and very earthy floral hop bomb. Next mint mixing with strawberry particularly, along withmelon and the other fruits. Malts help balance the beer, very light with good finesse. Some booze with the finish, like with the nose becoming more noticeable with each sip as the beer warms

Feel is a light/medium body, strikes a contrast between strong pilsner and moderate iipa. Very bitter, crisp, refreshing on a warm August afternoon. Alcohol becomes less and less concealed as it warms, the colder the more drinkable

Overall another solid offering from stone. Very unique for an iipa, nothing like this has been done before. While it's far from the best beer I've had, it's good to see experimentation with the style that could someday lead to the best beer I've had. I was able to get a few bottles a couple days before it was released and the taste is already starting to change, so definitely something to drink as fresh as possible. Also keep it cold! Warmth in my opinion is this beers biggest enemy. Happy birthday stone, looking forward to many more

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My wife picked this up for me the other day at her work.

Appearance- golden color, nice size head, nice head retention

Smell- very fruity, citrus hops, very nice

Taste- fruity, piney hops, very refreshing, very good, slight bitterness at end

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This was a very good beer. Stone's best anniversary beer yet!

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Photo of Billolick
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, with best before dating.

Pours lighter amber, near clear, typical lite tan head, leaves a quality looking tiny bubble film, collar and nice looking strands of lace.

Fresh hoppy nose, with notes of mint and basil coming to mind.

More minty hops on the palate, caraway and rye malts, snappy hopped up finish with more mint. Tasty and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of jbaker67
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%

17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,800 ratings.
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