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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25149) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy biter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
21st September 2013
Bottle share at the Rainbow IPA mini event at the King William IV. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Pretty much a clear amber beer. Good fluffy white head. Softish palate, a little dry.Good fine carbonation. Lactose malt, some cream. Ripe orange. Whisper of smoke. The German character is noticeable in the finish with noble hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23351) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Clear golden color, fluffy whitebread. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is similar. Decent enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at the Pre-Zwanze tasting - London. Thanks to Bruce! Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. The nose has some floral hops, melon and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with booze, grass, herbs, pine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Deep resinous finish, more herbal hops, pine, mellow alcohol. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18427) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle split at the William IV during the Rainbow IPA event, thanks to Leighton for this one, 21/09/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a white covering. Nose is grapefruit, caramel, orange, light pine resin. Taste comprises caramel malt, orange pith, bitter hop notes, light pine, grapefruit, grass. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the finish. Decent DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Stone 17th anniversary party. A clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head. Pine cones, citrus peel and a faint touch of pale malts and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation and some warmth. Quite bitter flavor, with a light malty background. Pine cones, citrus peel. Long, warm and bitter finish. Sure pleasant. 130816

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Golden orange pour with a white head. Light butter on the nose. Orange, Fruity Pebbles, and pineapple. Light pine, booze, and grass. The flavor is decently fruity. Some orange and grapefruit, light pineapple, and some pine bitterness. Malt sweetness, grass, and minimal butter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma brings out cotton candy, lots of residual sugar, caramel and some slight hops. Flavour brings out peaches, caramel, residual sugars, resinous hops, and cotton candy. Quite sweet, with loads of residual sugars without being too malty. Nicely balanced with good use of malts and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (15759) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Brewdown. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of yeast, citrus bread, pine and toasted malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14748) - 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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