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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish that leads you to want to drink more and more of this beer!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Pours almost clear with tiny impurities and an off-white head with some lacing. Intense and spicy yeast aroma. Quite full-bodied, sweetish fruity with distinct yeast notes, lots of diacetyl and very herbal almost medicinal accents.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Not so strong for a strong ale but a well crafted beer. Nice mid strength hoping with white grape stone drug and grass the yeast is present and presents a bit of spice and body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebruce81 (317) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 12, 2009
I like this beer its one of the better ales light in color poured good with little head it was a little bitter but not bad

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Citrus aroma with hops. Hop flavor leads to fruity taste. I enjoyed this one

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
22 ounce bottle A gold pour little white head.a belgium yeast sweet fruity citrus thick beer with a nice hop finish on the back end

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours light orange with a thin white head. Nice hop aroma with some apricot, funk, and yeast. Creamy body, initial impression is Belgian Trippel. Good yeast and spice flavors along with a moldy orange note. Solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2009
hazy goldeen hue. allspice and earthy hops on the nose, followed by hints of coriander and mild sweet citrus. the taste yields a mirrored palate of the aroma, with a grassy barnyard component. the finish is well-rounded, smooth, but slightly high in carbonation. the yeast is definitely prominent in this young ale. should develop nicely over the next few years.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours yellow-orange. Aromas of stone fruit and pineapple again. Some bread. Taste of earthy hops, dry malt, and balanced bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours a beautiful golden yellow with a small amount of head that is sticking around very well, at least so far. On the nose I get hops, citrus, lemon peel, also just sweet candied fruit. Medium bodied beer. Aftertaste is a candied sweetness, some hops and more hops. Staying around on the palate not wanting me to forget this one. Never got into the verticals but I will definitely start, fantastic beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2008
bottle. Pours an average appearance- pale hazy yellow color, smallish off white head that clears fast. Sweet fruits and some sharp citrus in the nose. For one of the VE series, the flavors are pretty tame. Typical Belgian strong pale- fruity phenols, smooth sugary sweetness, and some noticeable yeasty twang. Decent hop character- a nice mix of mild earthy notes, sharp citrus, and solid but not overdone bitterness. Palate is decent, though on the thin and slick side. Overall an enjoyable beer- though I can’t imagine anything good happening here in terms of ageing until all the VEs are out.


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