Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA

 
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Escondido, California USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Blairgus (4615) - 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

3.5
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours gold. Head is frothy white. Nose is complex sweet citrus, sticky sweet malts, floral and citrus. Flavor is muted floral and light citrus, intense bitterness like you would suspect with stone. pretty good but very different.

3.5
DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bomber->SA. Light orange/gold with huge frothy white head. A: strong bright hops - citrus and pine; sweet malt. T: bitter pine hops, resin. Very bitter and xerostomic. Expected better.

3.5
wxman (1847) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours a clear golden with a minimal but retentive head. Aroma is a pine forest. Taste is grapefruit, white grapes, just a little sweet pale malt and HOPS!! Really nice, but the hop bitterness dominates (yeah, I know it’s Stone). Interesting, but totally radical hops.

3.5
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from The Common Market. Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Aroma of resinous hops and a slight bit of grape. Taste is subtly bitter but even across the palate.

3.5
Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a clear, light amber color with a large off white head of foam. The nose is hop forward (no surprise as it is from Stone). Citrus and resin notes. The hops hit your tongue right out the gate. Big citrus notes, a little pine resin finishing with an almost aspirin like bitterness. Light to medium body with a very long finish.

3.5
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 23, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Clear amber with a touch of white head. Somewhat mild citrus aroma. And that is the last you will see of the word "mild"... The citrusy/hoppy flavor has the subtlety of a sledgehammer, but it is still very drinkable. Not as harsh as Palette Wrecker, nor the smoothness of RuinTen. I rate it just below RuinTen in the power- hop beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Sweet herbal oranfe marmelade. Gets better as it goes with a creeping bitterness.

3.5
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Grabbed a bottle of this today. Clear golden color with a tight eggshell head on top. An herbal, biscuity malt aroma, with grass, spruce, and some grapefruit. This is very bitter and hoppy; sharp pine, a little grass, and lots of crackery malt flavor. The pilsner malt is definitely prominent and provides an interesting twist to a Double IPA. Dry, bitter finish, spruce notes and biscuits linger. There is a sharp alcohol bite so the 9.5% doesn’t hide. It’s a good beer but something is missing to make it a great one. Maybe it’s just I feel I’ve had the same beer from Stone for years now with just a little twist each time to make it different. I think I’m just bored with Stone Double IPAs.

3.5
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft. Copper pour, off-white head. Some retention/little lace. Aroma of earth, spicy noble hop, biscuit, caramel. Taste is bitter, spicy, earthy, biscuit. Palate is soft, slick, bitter finish


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