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RATINGS: 768   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!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bomber->tulip (early tasting): Pours an average, frothy, white, but diminishing head atop a hazy, lightly cloudy orange body. Malt is represented by caramel, hops by flowers and perfume and yeast by must. The body is full, the texture is thick, carbonation lively, and finish bitter. Flavor’s duration is long, moderately sweet, and lightly bitter--a good beer, but one to be enjoyed in small amounts due to its full bodied and filling nature.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Pours a hazy gold with a no head whatsoever. Aroma is an odd hoppy, banana-like, yeasty aroma with an odd touch of alcohol and skunkiness. Flavor is something interesting. Sweet malt with yeasty hop something. It finishes really dry though and is unbelievably smooth and oddly tasty. Enjoy this beer, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

3
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebruce81 (318) - 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

3.7
   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.

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

3.7
   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.

3.8
   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

3.3
   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


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