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Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPAPublic URL:
Public National Release Date:
August, 12th, 2013
Limited 22oz bottles and draft
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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
Weyerman Pilsner Malt, Briess GoldPils Vienna
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Aroma: Focused on hoppy, with herbal and stone fruit hop aromatics.
Taste: European hops—herbal, floral, spicy, peppery and resiny, balanced by very clean, intensely bitter, beautiful subtle malt flavors, and just a hint of alcohol.
Palate: Crisp and bitter. A very refreshing beer; well suited for the summer!
Overall: A very fun beer for us to brew. Through a series of intense dry-hopping trials that we have been running over the past couple of years, we found several newer German hop varieties that we thought were unique and different from the citrusy American hops and fruity New Zealand hops that we have been using so much of this year. An interesting twist on a Double IPA (a German IPA, perhaps?), brewed with malts and hops traditionally used to brew German lagers and European pilsners. Some of the hops we included in this recipe include Strisselspalt, which has long been one of my favorite noble hops, with a delicate floral character and hints of citrus; Sterling, a US-bred hop with Saaz heritage, and is a hop we haven’t used much before, but we just love the intense resiny and spicy pure hop flavor; Herkules, a newer high-alpha German hop variety with intense stone fruit and tropical fruit characteristics; and Hersbrucker, a classic German aroma hop with intense floral and stone fruit flavors.
Salads: Citrus with goat cheese, summer fruit,
Thai seafood, Waldorf
Entrees: Rotisserie chicken, Cajun shrimp and grits, tofu stir fry, cedar plank salmon
Cheeses: Grana Padrano, Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar, Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Point Reyes Blue
Desserts: Peach cobbler, carrot cake, rhubarb pie, lemon squares
Cigars: Drew Estate Herrera Esteli, Montecristo Platinum Churchill, My Father Flor de las Antillas Toro, Illusione Epernay Le Martin