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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8371) - Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft to snifter at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent light orange with white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells good; a nice balance of hops with a sweet but mild backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer; I really like what the pilsner malt does to this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear deep gold body that supports a white head of foam. The aroma is . . . hello rich Noble hoppiness. I get floral and dank spicy onion notes as well as earthy grassiness and some sweet candied lime. The taste starts by tossing up a load of rich deep sugary malt sweetened Noble like hops at ya all at once. These are Noble hops at a robustness and smoothness rarely attained, if ever, IMHO. I get floral, lime candy, earthy tea and some smooth dank onions that unleash loads of hop flavor and hop bitterness. Wonderful rich vibrant bitter and flavorful brew. Well executed. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
pours hazy bright golden with a nice white head, soem retention and lacing. floral and spicy - almost perfumy, bit of dank hops, pine needles and ginger snaps, pils and deceptively sweet malt bill, tripel-like, booze. moderate carbonation, medium to full body - oily and sticky, bittersweet piney-spicy-citrusy medium long finish. aroma is quite unique and interesting, i just wished that it had been less heavy. a nice modern german-like ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (8189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Clear brilliant gold with a thin foamy white head. Nose smells like hoppy fruity pebbles. That’s the best I can describe. Flavor isn’t too far off either, substantial fruity pebbles (or fruit loops) tones going on, with a bitter grapefruit peel and pine note backed by a semi-sweet cereal and pale grain tone. As the beer warms up after a while, the fruity pebble-ness calms down and transforms into a more floral and dank earthy/fruity hop bitterness. Very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8181) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Pours copper .. mild head, great lacing .. . solid hop presence, very easy to drink- would gulp this again .. .

BAHA! New Kids on the Block! Their heads are all WARPED now!

Because I got it when I was in THIRD GRADE. My body grew!


You suck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8062) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Nice IPA with German hops. Makes for an interesting American style with German hops. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Malt has a great profile here. Caramel malt and big booze presence. Soft carbonation. Tap at Novare Res.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
8/25/13. 22oz bomber from Five Points. Lightly hazed orange pour with a nice khaki head that cuts in half but lasts and laces quite well. Really nice, fresh floral hop aroma, like my nose is deep into a colorful flower, with grass, straw, pungent citrus, and doughy malts. Rich, bitter flavor, doughy malts, resin bitterness and a citrus kick, lots of grass, lingering doughiness and grass. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7861) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Draft at Ginger Man with Paul. Pours a deep hazy orange body and minor white lacing. Aroma is citrus fruits, pepper, cheese and flowers. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of pepper/spice, lots of BO and dirty gym socks, and flowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, dark gold with one ring of white head. Malty nose, lemon, pine, soap, kind of earthy. Flavor is sweet, malty, lemon, white grape, some light grapefruit, a little vinous. Clean finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7727) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
22. Pours a cloudy medium amber. Loose white head. Plenty of lace. Big buttery nose. Seriously buttery...shocking that they would ship this, what with all the extra attention that an anniversary beer from a big brewery gets. Malty, biscuity, sweaty. Creamy slick medium body. Soft carb. Medium toasty caramel, earth, biscuit, and plenty of movie popcorn butter on the mid palate. Slick finish. Toasty, herbal, grassy, buttery finish.

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