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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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Pours a cloudy gold with medium thin head. Aroma of citrusy hops, spices, and biscuit. Taste is sweet with a hop bite and a spicy finish. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Clear, bright, very light orange-gold with a dense, fine, quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma of fruity fermentation esters with citrus noes--orange--along with yellow fruit hops notes alongside light sweet malt and some alcohol. Sweet malt and alcohol up front in the flavor surrounded by a fairly dense hops bitterness profile with some spice and yellow fruit flavors. The body comes across as strong, yet light, with a lot of carbonation and a long, bitter, slightly hot finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a clear golden with a dissipating foam head. Aroma is malty bread like sweet, light lemon and banana notes, belgium yeast, subtle hop presence. Taste had a delightful spicy bitterness, noticeable sweetness, malty, minor lemon, and yeast. Overall i enjoyed this. It had a good body and a consistent flavor from the beginning to the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
Belgian strong ale with elements of amerian ale and german wheat. There self description is quite accurate: 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Interesting one, borders on a IIPA with the thick malty presence. Hoppy, but has belgian candy notes to it. There’s definetely two sides to this beer. Sticky, hoppy, only slightly belgian to me though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2008
22oz bottle: pours golden brown with slow fading white head, could pass for bud light but because its a belgian strong ale ill let it slide. aroma only a hint of malt not much going on here, flavor not bad has the classic belgian taste but is a little lighter almost like westmallie triple. good beer but could use work.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (553) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Deep golden color with thin white head. Floral hoppy aroma with a Belgian yeast sweetness. Little bit of a fruity flavor, some spice, balanced with a nice bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (545) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Faint flat aroma. Full taste with malty tones and a very nice yeasty feel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Pours into the glass gold with an enormous white head. Aroma has little hop aroma and a bit of a vinegar like scent. I think this is possibly an infected bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2008
22oz. pours golden with small white head. aroma is a soft hoppiness with some spice in the background. mouthful is a big cross of hop and spice in a nice balanced way. there are hints of fruit as well as some citrus and clove, lots going on. one of the best hoppy belgians i have had.


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