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RATINGS: 930   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Draft and bottle. Clear straw white head. Bottle had more head than draft. Sweet pale malt yeasty pineapple. Tastes like a Belgian triple and I don’t like Belgian triple. Not bad but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sample draft at the Stone tasting in Tallahassee. This Belgian strong has everything you love in Belgian beer, nice fruit overtones and a great flavor, but sticks out from the crowd by providing a nice hop kick in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (507) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2008
22 oz bottle poured deep yellow and slightly orange with a small white head. Orange, pineapple, and mango aromas along with the bread-like yeast backbone. Wow, a grapefruit flavor sticks out at me along with some peaches and some herbal hops. My favorite VE by far! Nice job.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours a heavily carbonated clear golden yellow with a medium fluffy white head. The aroma is bread, yeast, floral hops, some spice. The taste is quite complex. I pick up lots of yeast and more of a brown bread in the flavor. There is taste of dark fruits, some floral and earthy hops with a bit of spice. The alcohol is masked quite well and I also pick up some citrus notes in as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Good lacing. Aroma is peppery with a little banana and alot of citrusy hops. Taste is more of the same, mostly hops with a strong belgian yeast backbone. Finishes very dry and very bitter. Good stuff, like a Belgian IPA. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (486) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a very creamy white head about an inch or two tall. The aroma was a tart citrus one with some lemon. There was a light amount of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. The initial taste was tart with the flavor of lemon. The flavor developed a nice sweetness in the middle along with a nice hop bite. There was a sense of a thickness to the beer towards the finish as the hops bitterness lingered for awhile along with a mild alcohol warmth too. This was very refreshing to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 8, 2010
Raw bread dough with light floral and slighty resinous hops and toffee. Firm mouthfeel with fine carbonation. Sweetish caramel and medium herbal bitterness that blooms in the finish and sticks around with more doughiness.

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