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RATINGS: 926   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4910) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - light banana and orange. Taste - some gnarly malt and bananas again. Dried orange too. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - yep good. A milder more sessionable version of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared@Appellation Wines, Edinburgh - golden pour with small white head. Aroma and taste is yeasty and malty, some caramel and treacle sweetness creeping in, some dried fruit, nice hoppy backing, decent stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8822) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers II. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, light fruit, spice, orange zest. Taste is light sweet, dough. Dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (1270) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Pours clear pale gold, with a sweet Belgian yeast aroma. There is plenty of spice and hop influence, making it very easy to drink for its abv .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (494) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Deep golden color with thin white head. Floral hoppy aroma with a Belgian yeast sweetness. Little bit of a fruity flavor, some spice, balanced with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a clear golden with a dissipating foam head. Aroma is malty bread like sweet, light lemon and banana notes, belgium yeast, subtle hop presence. Taste had a delightful spicy bitterness, noticeable sweetness, malty, minor lemon, and yeast. Overall i enjoyed this. It had a good body and a consistent flavor from the beginning to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Clear golden, slightly orange.Aroma is belgian yeast, slightly fruity hops. Smooth candi sugar, yeasty, with a light bitter hop bite. Overall, pretty good but it was probably a lot more out there in 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Draft @ Beer Temple. Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is very malty, some aromas of vinous characters, a decent, light fruity backbone. Flavor is rather sweet, yeasty and fruity. Not really complex as I would like to expect, but certainly enjoyable. Some white fruits, light bready and long soft sweet aftertaste. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (696) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours a beautiful gold, with white head. Aroma of hops and sugars. Taste is hoppy with a mix of complex sugars. A Belgian IPA...very interesting. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (849) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Appearance: pours with a medium off white head, the beer is a very clear average golden color Aroma: lemon, spice, banana, sweet bread, very strong aromas Taste: lemon, that belgium golden sweetness is dominant, has a spicy hop kick and a strong alcohol warmth on the finish Palate: alcohol and bitter aftertaste, heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation Overall: stone has a reputation for very over the top beers and this is no exception, lots of Belgium yeast and sweetness with an assertive hop kick in the background, drink this one slow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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