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RATINGS: 611   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tambrico (50) - 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.

4.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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

3.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThanksYeast (33) - 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.

4.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tendency (26) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
hmm..basics: pours thick golden..nice head and retention when poured properly. strong malt backbone like good pennsylvania steel. you know you’re driking a 9.5% beer with this one as the booze is not well hidden at all. beer has a definite hard on. malt burst through at front of mouth touch sweetness then the hot bitter hop bite. however, well, shit ill just say it: it kinda tastes like a super hopped budweiser on steroids. very bitter kudos for that but the flavor profile is too restrained and a touch bland for my taste. complex, nuanced hop feel lacking this drank more like a punch to the mouth and get the hell out attitude.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Akfan (18) - USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Poured great gold color, aroma was piney but ohhh so good. Then of course the dank hop just did me in. Great mouth feel. One fav here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pullins10 (18) - - AUG 21, 2013
This beer was recommended to me; enjoy it but I'm not sure I would get it if I also had a chance to have ruination ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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