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Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent gold/orange with a creamy near beige head. Aroma is fresh fruit - not citrus. Med body or better. It’s very hoppy. It has a grassy spice bite. Nice caramel background. It gets grassier. Then a little sugar/fruit pops out for a bit. Maybe it’s just fruit. It’s really finishing grassy dry. Blind taste, I’m sure I’d have called out Imperial Pilsner and said it needed more hop. Tho it has a lot of hop, I’m sure there is never enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average to large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus, earthy and floral hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex change of pace standout beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, spicy hops, light grapefruit zest and light lemon zest. Palate was medim bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spicy hos, earthiness and lighht grapefruit zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw/grapefruit, some orange rind, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grapefruit rind, light grass. Medium-full body, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bruce at the Pre-Zwanze. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is pine, fresh citrus, floral and grassy notes. The taste is crisp, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, Irn Bru, dry grass, resin, alcohol and some hay with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Interesting and pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and herbal hops with melon esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light malt, spicy alcohol, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a Stone tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Clear golden with a white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, citric, grassy, piney and resinous. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness, a bit bready, and very tasty hoppiness, citric, piney, grassy and herbal, with a great strong bitterness. Medium-bodied, a bit chewy and heavy. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of snappy, herbal hops and pale malts. The taste is spicy, herbal, fruity hops, toasted caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
This beer pours a clear pale orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and minty spice. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and spice. The finish is moderately bitter with a zesty citrus and spicy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, some breadiness with a spicy finish.

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