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Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
91
style
Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Wtf! IPA? Hello Imperial Pilsner. Blah. I expected a lot more from Stone for a 17 year anniversary batch. Disappointed. Call this what it is, and I would rate it much higher! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Nice aroma, cloudy amber color, minimal head, medium bitter, slightly sour, medium body, lively with a bitter finish

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bengibbs6 (64) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fr5ed (62) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
So big, full-bodied, flavorful. Plenty of malt sweetness without being cloying. Plenty of hop bitterness without the pucker factor. Just want to sit and sip a while. Yum!!

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JFParnell (61) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hypo_Luxa (59) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a light golden head. Smelled of grapes or muscat. Taste is creamy, bready, fruity.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chacobella (52) - 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

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.


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