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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a golden orange color with a small white head. Alma is floral hops, biscuit, grass, and honey. The taste is sweet cereal and honey followed by a monstrously bitter hop after taste. The hops are actually really tasty but like with a lot of stone brews they go over the top and destroy your palate, especially as the beer warms up. The after taste is forever, like an oily scotch. The bitterness lingers and lingers. Another good double ipa from stone with an interesting hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2483) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured two and half fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Lots of bubbles. The aroma is spicy with a good dose of lemon and grapefruit... and in the far background is some vanilla. The taste goes from bluntly bitter at first to moderate lemon bitter in the middle to a pine bitter slamdunk at the end. It’s fun and enjoyable though. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2683) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Interesting! Initial aroma (for a split second) gave some sense of the Stone ’character’ to an IPA, but after that what I experienced was something different than the norm. Clear golden orange color, moderate sized head, decent lace and retention. Grassy aroma, some bread, lemon, somewhat spicy, lightly buttery. Medium to full body, moderate to high bitterness, alcohol hidden well. Clean mouthfeel, quite drinkable. As others have stated, it’s somewhat reminiscent of an imperial pilsner. Cool take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4394) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
16 aug 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is straw grain and faint lemon hops. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Cotton candy, grassy hops, sugary. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1898) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a crystal clear classic golden color with just a faint greenish tint. A huge off-white head with an faint orange hue forms quickly and stubbornly retains. Aromas of lemon meringue pie or the creamy citrus filling in a donut and somewhat peachy and pineapply. Wet, somewhat crisp mouthfeel. The aggressive hop character is more prominent up front. Citrus, pineapple, and sweet cream flavors emerge. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7403) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle from The Beer Trappe. Pours a clean orange color. Bitter throughout. In nose and in taste. Clean taste of tropical fruit. A big ass IPA, for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Aroma: Pineapple and tangerine with a subtle floral note that I cant place because I am not that knowledgable about flowers. Appearance: beautiful and clear light gold. Head retention is terrible, though, otherwise this would be a five. Taste: pineapple and dank grass give way to light notes of black pepper, soft alcohol. Palate. Crisp and not as oily as Id expect for a pretty hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (2061) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a pale golden color. Strong hop flavors that start out really mellow. Bitter aftertaste that lingers. Very unique hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1955) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says Enjoy By 10/17/13. Served in a Dogfish IPA glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like herbal and pine hops, peaches, and bready malt. It tastes like herbal and grassy hops, orange peel, peaches, bready malt, apricots, peppery spice, and a little bit of bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating and slick with moderate carbonation. For a brew that’s almost 10% ABV, it sure doesn’t drink like one. Alcohol is well hidden. I think this is a good overall brew. Definitely worth a try at $6.99 a bottle. An interesting brew, that’s for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14771) - 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.

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