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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our latest anniversary beer, starring an all-German cast of malt and hops, is yet one more glorious example of a Stone IPA brewed outside the box. Our brewers have brought their experiments with German hops to fruition, leaving convention behind to create this hefty IPA entirely with pilsner malts. These provide a superbly crisp mouthfeel, while a unique mix of noble and new-school hop varieties adds layers of bright, bitter flavors. Despite the daunting name, this beer isn’t designed to bring about the end of the world, but it just might destroy some of your preconceived notions of what an IPA can be.

Hops bill: Bitter-hopped with Magnum Late kettle additions: Herkules, Merkur and Opal Whirlpool: Emerald (aka Smaragd) and Strisselspalt from the Alsace region of France, which is just a stone’s throw across the Rhine from the German border. Dry-hopped with a 50/50 blend of German Hersbrucker and Sterling

Malt bill: Weyerman Pilsner Malt, Briess GoldPils Vienna


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwmiller16 (93) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours pale gold in color. Buttery hop aroma. Very unique hop aroma, spicy and bitter. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Gotterdammerung pouts a hazy apricot amber with a firm head of small off white bubbles. Nose is resin, rasins and maybe a hint of grapefruit citrus. Taste is intially dry with the hops being less strong than the nose would indicate. Subsequent sips indicate that the Hops are mild for a stone product but just as tasty as one would expect. A very smooth body. and a nice finish. a nice IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3733) - - AUG 18, 2013
bottle. slightly hazy pale gold with a stable, fluffy, white head. a blend of citrus, pear, and tropical hop aromas. surprisingly not floral as would be expected from noble type hops. the flavor is soapy and intensely bitter, almost harsh. lemony, citrus rind with pith. the pilsner malt doesn’t seem to provide enough residual sweetness to balance a numbing hop addition. lightish body and dry. extreme palate crushing astringency from alcohol and hop bitterness. not really my thing i suppose.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1363) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bomber->SA. Light orange/gold with huge frothy white head. A: strong bright hops - citrus and pine; sweet malt. T: bitter pine hops, resin. Very bitter and xerostomic. Expected better.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2166) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2013
this beer is all about the hops and I like these German varieties - they work extremely well. pours a brilliant golden with a big frothy white head. big citrus, pine and floral notes across the nose. med body with a nice bitterness accompanied by more citrus hop flavors. big bitterness, big flavor and big aroma. reminds me of Enjoy By a bit with a different twist on the hops. excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1057) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Oniony aroma. Grapy. Flavor has more onion. And seems New Zealandy more than German, but I can see some German character as well. Other than that, it's a Stone DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, citrus bread, pine and toasted malt. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3165) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pour is a clear blonde with a large white head. Aroma is a spicy hop with a lot of pine. Flavor is a nice hop with some sweetness followed by a big bitterness. I don’t really get any pils malt or noble hops, it’s just a pretty much in your face sweet hop bomb. Drinks more like a 5% IPA then the 9.5% so this could be a black out beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours gold. Head is frothy white. Nose is complex sweet citrus, sticky sweet malts, floral and citrus. Flavor is muted floral and light citrus, intense bitterness like you would suspect with stone. pretty good but very different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus, floral notes, grass, and a touch of pepper. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two tinger off-white head that has decent retention. There is a good amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate pilsner malt, light honey, and a touch of fruit. The finish has moderate-heavy pine, floral notes, grass, light grapefruit, and a touch of pepper. it’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, it’s like a blend of an Imperail Pilsner and IIPA,


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