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RATINGS: 939   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 IPAsóbeers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. Itís a big reason 2008ís summer season came to be known at Stone as our ďSummer of the Triple.Ē 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, itís our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle at home ... From Beers of Europe ... amber ... big fruity yeasty nose ... clove and sweet malts at front with a little bitterness and little banana and some yeastyness in background... little tart ... spice linger... alcohol is quite present

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Hazy golden color. There is a strong aroma at first, piney resins, interesting hop. It has a strong body, with malt and caramel flavor, strong hopping, the spicy character of a Triple, some alcohol perception. It just gets too much in the end, when it becomes clear that drinking half a bottle is too much. The fact is that Belgian Ales should be about style, not power.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17973) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle at the hotel room in San Diego. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Yeasty hop aroma, grassy, bread, citrus, floral, some perfume. Fruity hop flavor, yeasty, bready, citrus, floral, spicy, some warming alcohol. A bit thin.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Like a tripel. Fresh tangerine/satsuma aroma. Lovely aroma. Bit harsh in the mouth. Peppery hop. Pretty excellent tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle at home, big thanks to Fin for swapping this one with me, 18/01/15. Hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering that dissipates a little then retains. Nose is candied fruit peel, pepper, spice, clove, sugar, light caramel, bitter orange. Taste comprises light must, yeast esters, spice, clove, white pepper, grassy, bitter citric notes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, yeast esters and bitter fruit licks in the close. Decent Belgian strong, good balance, not too sweet, has aged well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle, 22oz, from trade with Papsoe. Itís a lightly unclear golden colored beer topped by a small, off-white head. Thereís still a lovely hoppyness in the aroma, even though itís close to five years old. Citrus peel, pine cones, alcohol and a nice maltyness too. The flavor has a nice bitterness, itís slightly sweetish, with pine cones and citrus peel. Some alcohol and a malty backdrop. Full body, a tad too much carbonation. Bitter and fruity finish. A pretty pleasant and moreish one. Perhaps a bit unbalanced, but I like it anyway. 130607

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head and and spots of lacing. S: There is still a surprising hop presence to this beer with some nice bright fruit notes, but those may be from the Belgian yeast strain. Thereís a bready and sugary sweetness to the nose along with some mild alcohol. T: Quite a bit of bitterness on the tongue with citrus peel, particularly orange and tangerine. The hops are a bit grassy but provide some pine, too. A bit of pear sweetness along with the bread. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Not surprisingly, this beer is nowhere near as good as it was when it came out a couple years ago. But itís still drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
Golden-amber. Hop-light fruit aroma with light bubblegum as well and only a faint pale malt note. Slightly fruity on the palate, with a herbal note and good alcohol muscle. Some pale malt as well. Good - just dry enough to make it work.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
Draught at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Clear amber - white head. Apple. Eastery. Ok hoppy. Ok Bitterness. Perfumed. Pear. Zesty. Spicy. Herbal. For me more Belgian than West Coast IPA.
Earlier Rating: 10/30/2008 Total Score: 4
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear yellow - white head. Lovely hoppy, grainy, spicy, straw, hay, licorice, licorice yeasty, honey, pepper, light light banana notes, piney, resin. Lovely - very lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle.Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, yeast, dried fruits. Flavour is dry, sweet, malt, alcohol, hop, yeast, dried fruits. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.


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