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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
In 2008, Stone Brewmasters Steve Wagner and Mitch Steele traveled to Belgium, where they enjoyed a number of hop-forward Belgian tripels, pale ales and IPAs—beers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. It’s a big reason 2008’s summer season came to be known at Stone as our “Summer of the Triple.” Upon their return, they crafted Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, the seventh beer in the 11-beer Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Packed with floral, spicy essence from Belgian yeast plus plenty of hoppy New World character, it’s our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1274) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Clear copper pour with minimal head. Aroma is a bit musty. Taste is sweet and bitter. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Hazed honey gold color. Medium-sized frothy white head. Slightly yeasty citrus fruit nose. Hint of coriander as well. Fruity malt upfront with earthy undertones. A bit of bread and lemon peel. By midtaste, lot’s of peppery spice and warming alcohol. Long bitter finish and aftertaste. A bit like Duvel but more citrus and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 13, 2016
In the glass it has a golden yellow color with a small head. The aroma has citrus with some wood and some pine. The taste has a good amount of citrus up front followed up with some grain, herbs and hops. Medium finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Had this sometime at the end of 2012, as part of a 03.03.03 - 12.12.12 tasting. I had meant to enter these a while ago while they were fresh and add a few extra details, but that didn’t happen. Review from notes. Anyway, here we go. 3.0 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Not much of a head formed. 4.0 S: Smells like its not really that old. Still quite hoppy with pleasant floral and citrusy notes. Sugary with peppery spiciness. Pineapple, mango, and orange stick out. 4.0 T: Tastes as good as the nose. Super surprised at how hoppy this is. Again, lots of citrus and floral. Peppery spice. Quite nice. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. 4.0 D: This one is actually good. ★ 708 characters DavoleBomb, Jan 17, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pet3rman (369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Takes me back to 2008. Pours golden with fluffy white head. Perfume-laced fruit ale with bitter finish. Overall very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
On tap at Man in the Moon. Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of coriander, yeast, citrus, soap and some dark bread. On the sweet side with some alcohol in the finish. Not the best one from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1015) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Really nice and balanced flavor. Smooth for the high abv. Enjoyed it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Tap at Trinity River Tap House. Shocked to see this unless it's a re-release. Clear golden orange. Light carb. Fruity nose, Woody, dry yeasty notes. Fruity flavor, hops can be felt, wood. Dry finish. Cool. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of hops, tropical fruits and banana. The taste was similar to the aroma with more sourness. It finished smooth, a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2211) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a clear golden with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, jasmine, honey, rye bread, orange jam. Taste is quite sweet with som malty backbone. Mouthfeel is a bit oily with medium carbonation.

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