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Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

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%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Moderate bitterness, floral/fruity hops, some pepper and spice. So drinkable. Wow they nailed this one. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maltman53 (465) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours light-amber IPA color, huge hop aromas - grapefruit, pine, limeade - beautifully balanced sweet malt and hops at 10% ABV/102 IBUs, finishing refreshingly with pine-scented tropical flavors. Another gem from the kings of high-gravity beers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benedwards86 (1) - Arnold, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
This beer is exactly what I expected after reading the label: a spicy, noble-hopped IPA that is highly aromatic and as dry as I have come to expect from stone’s myriad IPA offerings. An excellent beer, and one that I would like to see made available regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1195) - Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Smells of light citrus, hints of mild tropical fruit, and a little pine. Taste is mild bitterness, hints of citrus and fruit, and a kiss of pine. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA finishes with a soft kiss of sweetness behind a cloak of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2013
22floz/650ml bottle into a tulip. Served cool. Aroma: Very citrusy hop profile; not really piney like Stone’s brews usually are. Almost sweet. Really good! Appearance: Clear dark orange body with a full, creamy, white head. Taste: Gottdam! Wow that is something else. Quite hoppy, but not bitter. Flowery! Leafy! Wow this is a game-changer! Palate: Full body. Lots of presence but not oppressive. Light on the tongue, slightly warms, and very refreshing. Overall: Game-changer. Blows my mind. Happy Anniversary, everyone at Stone! Thanks for all the great brews; here’s to many more years!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Extremely bitter and hoppy. What a great IPA. Pours a cloudy straw color with a small white head that lasts longer than the beer does in the glass!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gravit8 (12) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2013
This will be ’what I was drinking when the gubment shut down’. And it calmed my nerves oh so well. Poured from the _last_ bottle my local distro had into a large tulip at 11:55 pm September 30 2013. Clean, clear golden yellow with a hint of copper, clean light head with thin lacing that dissipated quickly at a cool outdoor 65 degrees. Aroma was also clean and crisp, a bit of a ’musk’ tell of the hop/IBU inside the golden nectar. Gloriously complicated but light enough, drinkable enough to stand apart from recent releases (ruin ten). Hop load is noticeable but mellow enough that each of the distinct characteristics of the multiple variations come through over the course of the taste. Once again I feel privileged to be experiencing an exceptional Stone brew that somehow made it’s way to Iowa. With the strong German and Czech ancestry in my hometown we take pilsner styles quite seriously and this particular brew is exemplary of the light malt bill and crisp finish. A must-try if you can still find a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
kayres (828) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Crystal clear yellow with a thin white head. Wonderful floral biscuity nose. Crisp full bodied huge hop flavor. Clean ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
smells really different for an IPA but It’s a good aroma. Tart and slightly bitter. Taste is wonderful! Man I dig this Stone offering. Those european Hops blend just right with the pumped up Pilsner malt. The next sip opening yet most taste buds from this delicious beer. Sweet and sticky yet bitterness that wholly over the pond style IPA. The bitterness finishes and lingers. very good stuff! Clean and clear with a beautiful light orange hue. great carbonation. YOU GOTTA TRY THIS STUFF!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2616) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle from Costco, I think. Beautiful yellow gold with chill haze and lasting head. Grapefruit rind aroma with a hint of something sweet, - Sugar Daddy? Toblerone? (My first 10 for aroma in a while.) Mild but present toffee mango sweetness with assertive grapefruit rind dry bitter finish. Medium light for abv with fine carbo that accentuates the hop. I didn’t even know this was a DIPA until I read it above. Well-hidden alcohol and nicely attenuated. Fucking excellent.

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