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RATINGS: 871   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kpbutsko (23) - - OCT 10, 2013
Cellar aged. Poured beautifully & still unfiltered with a bright white head. Smells very fruity. Taste is still really potently tripel/alcoholic with lots if fruity fore & aftertaste. Amazing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (550) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1271) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
Clear golden, slightly orange.Aroma is belgian yeast, slightly fruity hops. Smooth candi sugar, yeasty, with a light bitter hop bite. Overall, pretty good but it was probably a lot more out there in 2008.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Draft @ Beer Temple. Pours a clear golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is very malty, some aromas of vinous characters, a decent, light fruity backbone. Flavor is rather sweet, yeasty and fruity. Not really complex as I would like to expect, but certainly enjoyable. Some white fruits, light bready and long soft sweet aftertaste. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (665) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours a beautiful gold, with white head. Aroma of hops and sugars. Taste is hoppy with a mix of complex sugars. A Belgian IPA...very interesting. Thumbs up.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (817) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Appearance: pours with a medium off white head, the beer is a very clear average golden color Aroma: lemon, spice, banana, sweet bread, very strong aromas Taste: lemon, that belgium golden sweetness is dominant, has a spicy hop kick and a strong alcohol warmth on the finish Palate: alcohol and bitter aftertaste, heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation Overall: stone has a reputation for very over the top beers and this is no exception, lots of Belgium yeast and sweetness with an assertive hop kick in the background, drink this one slow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2556) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Clear golden in color, white foamy head... Aroma of stone fruits, bubble gum, fruity esters, Candi sugar... Flavor is fruity, notes of Candi sugar and bubble gum throughout... Some spices on palate... Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 3, 2016
Cervesa amb aroma lleuger, en boca destaquen els tocs dolços com a caramel amb un lleuger toc amarg. Cerveza con aroma ligero, en boca destacan los toques dulces como a caramelo con un ligero toque amargo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (876) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 2, 2016
Golden-copper colored, clear, medium to small white not very lasting head with nice lacing. Aroma is malty, brewing sugar, fruits, very spicy, some yeast and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet caramel, malt, brewing sugar, some fruits, very spicy, bit lemony, Belgian yeast, dry finish, medium bitterness, alcohol definitely present. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily. (on tap, Moeder Lambic, Brussels)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1092) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2016
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours clear pale golden with thin white head. Aroma is rich fruity dry Belgian yeast, and clean sweet caramel malt. Taste is similar - dry with potent but pleasant yeasty notes that overshadow the malt. Some nice crisp hops for balance, but sticks to the standard Belgian profile overall. Cool to see Stone revisiting old recipes like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3365) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Tap. Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Clear gold. Film of white. Lots going on here. Heavy, sweet orange and tangerine hop. Clove. Star anise. Solvent. Cough medicine. Taste is chewy sweet. Oily, and fruity bitter. Palate is smooth. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Finishes all of that. Sweet, spicy, medicinal cough syrup bitter! On first few sips I thought this hard word. It quickly grew on me, and liked it by the end.


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