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RATINGS: 956   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
I was shocked to see this still for sale. a four year old beer! Funny to think that if one were to go into a grocery store and ask for four year old this or that the workers’d give funny looks (same goes for the concept of older wine). Anyways, this is pretty good, but not my favorite. Stone has much better beers. This is very good for it’s style (I suppose), but just isn’t what I expected based on the description. Not nearly as hoppy as the description seemed to suggest. Good beer, but would I spend another 16.99 to acquire this? No, plain and simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1252) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Strong aroma of vanilla, coriander, bread, yeast, spice. Pours a clear golden color with big foamy white head. Strong yeasty flavors. Bubblegum, vanilla, spice, with corriander and light caramel breadiness from malt. Medium bodied with medium low co2, lingering yeasty spiciness. Enjoyable Belgian style triple. Interesting and complex flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2723) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, yeasty and spicy, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1538) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 7/10-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity, yeasty and spicy. Body is medium, the finish is dry and spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stifler84 (9) - Klippan, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Tasting @ fillepolo 20161007. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Yeasty and spicy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (635) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Beer tasting @ fillepolo. Pours a golden colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with herbs and spices. Dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2118) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle - good size foamy head, light copper color, pretty balanced aroma and flavor - some earthy/citrusy hops, crackery malts, and mild yeasty spice, very good overall

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndreasP (118) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
The take of a classical Belgian ale results in a beer which has too much alcohol packed into it. The basic brew contains banana, coriander and chewing gum flavour. I don’t really like the brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, yeats, spice, fruit, smoke, alcohol and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zymurgeist2 (1868) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2016
On draught. Clear golden-copper with ringing white head. Spicy eaters and slight floral aroma. A spike of bitterness halfway through flavor is distracting. Caramel present. High alcohol warming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - SEP 20, 2016
Giant brown American bottle. Little transparent. Accidentally aged. Pours weizen amber and opaque with a thin foam subsiding average. Scent is Bologna cold cuts? Taste is exceedingly mild with weizen or saison yeasts, garlic?, Pepper. Probably has gone off but very good anyway.

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