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RATINGS: 594   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Very interesting. Super refreshing and light which is deceiving for the alcohol content. One of the better fusions of two styles that i have seen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tambrico (44) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Nice floral aroma similar to most double IPA’s I’ve had. Pours an ever so slightly hazy amber color with a foamy white head that lingered actually longer than I expected it to. Taste was less fruity and more bready than a typical DIPA, but it worked, and it worked well. Palate started off with tasting similar to the bitterness of ruination then that fades into a nice bready maltiness that does, for a second, remind me of a pilsner. Then that fades into a lingering bitterness that is just fantastic. Awesome beer. I’d put it on par with Ruination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - AUG 20, 2013
walk into the forest... walk DEEP into the forest... look around.. listen.. find an old pinetree.. find a very old pinetree.. locate the bright green tips.. grab a large handful of those needles.. shove them in your mouth and chew.. slowly, firmly.. until the bittersweet resin coats your teeth.. your tongue.. and your soul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chacobella (42) - Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2013
A very good ipa built on a very good body. Enjoyed the spectrum of hop flavors from grapefruit to pine. Got the last 2 bombers in the shop

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JFParnell (41) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Another swing and a miss Stone IPA for me. Has that disgusting bitter aftertaste that I abhor. I continue to be amazed that Stone while capable of producing such great Imperial IPAs such as Ruin Ten, and Ruination, are still able to let me down entirely with beers such as Gotterdammerung and Enjoy By.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tylerbp6 (40) - - AUG 19, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours pale gold in color. Excellent strong hop aroma. Tasted great, will definitely have again. Well done stone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FenrisWolf (36) - - OCT 20, 2013
Mother of bittering hop gods. Quite the stout little IPA. flavorful german hops with a walloping palate wrecking finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
(9/8/13) Pours a golden orange with two fingers of frothy foam. The nose is rather light compared to many other Stone IPAs - very subtle and clean. A very interesting/unique herbal note dominates the nose along with a sweet, what I can only describe as, hoppiness that comes through as purely hops instead of citrus or pine characteristics. Basically, as others have said, it smells fresh and hoppy. The taste is wonderfully unique. With the current abundance of quality, often juicy and citrusy, IPAs that exist, Gotterdammerung is a welcomed change of pace. The taste is definitely herbal with some floral leanings. There is this refreshing, malty sweetness as well. I’m not certain if it is maltiness or the peculiarities of the German hops, but it’s delicious, refreshing, and ridiculously palatable. The piney bitterness rises with the finish but doesn’t even begin to overtake the malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is really sticky and full, and with a bit of dryness. I really enjoyed this brew. I tend towards citrus bombs, but this brew really did it for me. Maybe it was the uniqueness or maybe it was the malty sweetness, I’m not sure but I do know that this went down easier than many IPAs I’ve previously had and stands out for me in a sea of amazing IPAs. I would characterize this brew as showcasing hops in a big way - big ,dank, herbal hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bengibbs6 (32) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Little dark, but the aroma gets you past that. The taste is piney, getting very bitter, and then as you swallow it you get a second wave of hoppy, resiny flavor. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThanksYeast (27) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Not bad 22 oz bottle. Nice aroma. Very earthy. Slight dirt but not too too bad, different character for sure. Enjoyable. I may enjoy it more as I drink more.

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