17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA | Stone Brewing

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 | 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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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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17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 1,800 ratings
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