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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hair6a11 (1470) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
On tap; pour is clear dark golden with a frothy, fine bubbled white head that retains well in this glass. The nose is very fruity, slightly vinous, yeasty, and spicy peppery. This brew is spicy out of the gate, pepper, light fruits, peaches, caramel, with a nice mellow hop profile, at least at this juncture. Very nice brew.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a clearish pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is peach, pear, grapefruit, lemon and vanilla. Flavor is loads of peach and pear, sweet cake, bubble gum and vanilla. Finish is grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine and melon. Lingering strong bitterness, citrus, peach, pear and melon. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Whooaaaa!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow with a huge white foamy head. Nice crisp aroma and a very smooth texture. Very enjoyabl

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (296) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of hops and pear. Almost like a Belgian mixed with an ipa. A lot of pine flavor. Light lacing light palate. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color, clear. Sweet fruit aromas, oranges, spices. Spicy taste, yeast, alcohol and fruits. Spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Clear gold pour, steady white head. Nose is hard fruit and yeast. Middle is creamy malt, some pear, and some herbal hops. Finish is warm and mellow.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4271) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2016
27.06.2016, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Big slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, yeast, broth, minerals, cereal, bark, grass, almonds, butterscotch, grain, paper, pepper corn. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, yeast, minerals, bark, alcohol, cereal, paper, pepper corn, grass, almond essence, broth, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, dry mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (354) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2016
aroma of apple,peppery spice and piney hops a bit yeasty as well..yellow clear body with amber tinge as well foamy head with lots of lacing..tastes like a belgian tripel with extra hops,apple,citrus,spiciness,pine,with a doughy yeasty back..slightly sticky on the palate otherwise smooth and tingly plenty of carbonation belgian beers are not my favorite but this one is very pleasant,even champagne like in a way

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1012) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Gyllenfärgad kulör. Maltig doft med viss fruktighet och barr. Lätt vinös smak med spannmål, hö och barr. Kraftfull munkänsla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Really good. Has a sweet spiciness witha touch of caramel. Perfect body. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6762) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
If this beer was still available. I would recommend anyone to go for it. Tasty and pleasant beer.
Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Looks good. Pleasant and a fine intensity in the aroma. Nice hoppy and fruity touch. Some alcohol. Medium + body and a fine carbonation. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness to back it up. Flowery, some yeast, fruity, toffee and some alcohol in the flavor.
[ Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]


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