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: 610   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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quiznoaz (310) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Bomber. Clear yellow pour that then clouded, plenty of carbonation and nice lingering head. Floral-piney aroma with a hint of grapefruit. Light malt is quickly overwhelmed by piney bitterness with a long floral finish. Good, but the piney bitterness tends to overpower the other flavors.

popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Golden ale with white head. A nice hop balance ties the high alcohol content with a underlying pilsner makes.

Beardaxe (294) - - AUG 30, 2013
Just couldn't really get into this. Piney an herbal with crisp German hops. That quality comes through and is appreciated. Middle of the taste is pure bitterness and stands out against the rest of the beer. Finish is slightly hot with a toned down bitterness. Good an well made, but what is there here besides the bitterness? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
22 oz bottle - pours hazy orange gold with nice full white head, lasting. Darker citrus noted coupled with spicy yeast and decent malts in the aroma. Tastes of oranges, bitter fruit, floral biting hops at the end, and spicy notes at the finish. Medium-full bodied with lots of hops, spice and malty characteristics. Really good.

BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours golden orange with a thin white head and a light grassy aroma. Strong bitter body with a smooth mouthfeel and a slight alcohol burn at the finish. Slightly different ipa but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

bnielsen13 (265) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is resiny, bready, citrusy. Flavor is pine, resin, citrus, bread. Not bad.

b79turner (261) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2013
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden blind color with a small white head. Nose is spruce, pine, grass, very bright with a nice creamy balance. Notes of vanilla and caramel compliment the hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is very well hidden. Nice beer

Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Nice consistency, but pale color belies the body. Mild smell for Stone with different hop smell. Great mouthfeel with lasting palate, but flavor doesn’t suit me. better than most, but no comparison to other Stone brews.

Kroney (256) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 everything an ipa should be plus extreme drinkabilty. floral and fruity nose with some sweet malt backbone. same flavor profile with some resin and tropical fruit undertones. extremely smooth but extremely bitter at the same time... hope this makes its way to the full production line.

tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a crystal clear orange, with a small very bubbly head. Very interesting nose, there’s a nice grassy musty hop note up front, really reminds me of an imperial pilsner, some kind of ripe fruit, and a subtle berry note. Tastes great, has that awesome grassy hoppy pilsner taste and not overly bitter like you’d expect from a stone beer, nice citrusy notes, almost a light funk reminiscent of a saison, very crisp and smooth. Very tasty, and a refreshing change from Stone.

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