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RATINGS: 911   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - OCT 5, 2008
Pours a clear shiny golden yellow with a nice tall white head of foam which looks like whipped egg whites. Very very attractive (Almost looks like a Duvel maybe little more golden) Nose: Definitely hoppy citrus, resiny and some apricot like notes followed by some banana, pear and peppery esters are wonderful. Taste: Really wonderful explosion of flavors tropical fruit notes (maybe apricot) peppery spiciness along with pear and some banana notes. Hop bitterness and flavors really meld with these complex flavors. Palate: Has a long spicy and drying finish and the lingering hop bitterness makes the next sip quenching. Overall: A very well made special ale from Stone. The interplay of hop notes and yeast esters make it a very yummy beer. It seems the beer is perfect to drink right now ... The carbonation is firm and the hop character is expressive - I wonder how this will hold till the end of Epic Series


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (211) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Clear golden and with a firm head. Nose is rich with banana and toffee together with sweet malty notes. Taste is also fresh and rich with a long palate of fruity notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (313) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Näst intill klarorange med vitt skum. Belgoton i doften, åt det sötare hållet. Subtila toner av mango och passion. Lite svårplacerad. Ganska lätt kropp och märkbar alkohol. Även här belgotoner, men också lite mer IPA-karaktäristisk kåda och citrusskal. Svår att ringa in, men bra hur som.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madchemist83 (238) - USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottled on 8/26/15. Belgian funky fresh notes. Golden copper with thick white head. Nice bread and banana front with clear bitter bite. Classic belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2016
Tropical and fruity aroma. Draft at righteous in cincy. Orange with white head. Bubblegum and some mint flavor. Pretty tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pioter (19) - POLAND - APR 20, 2016
Piękna piana. Kolor złoty. W aromacie owoce tropikalne. W smaku ponownie owoce tropikalne. Całkiem ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (347) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
Sample at BGM 2016. Golden beer with aroma of bubble gum, medium bodied, lots of malty sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedro_Pinho (84) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
Nice and fresh aroma of citrus and hops. Clear golden color with a lacy white head, looks like a lager (scarry). Taste a bit light, could be somewhat more hoppy and some bitternes is missing for me. Nice overall, but slightly disapointing, or maybe I was expecting too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (896) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2016
Tap at Republic Seven Corners. Tulip glass on the patio with blonderedhead. Attractive golden orange color with a decent white head. Not a lot of lacing. Aroma is citrus and banana with a little bit of yeast funk. Taste is very solid with a balance of hoppy bitterness, a spicy, peppery characteristic, and a malt undertone. Enjoyable sweetness comes into play. Citrus rind a little bit towards the end. Finish is clean and professional. Stone succeeds again and all the more impressive given this isn’t necessarily the brewer’s specialty. Glad they brought it back for an encore.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2016
Draft at Ellyn’s Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., and large snifter served showing a hazed, ruby highlighted amber/gold color, with a presentably lingering layer of off white head foam, and wavy spray as lacing. The nose was dried fruit, pit fruit, touches of citrus & cherry, sweetness & spice, and ready alcohol presence. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste included an earthy & rind-like bitterness that was lingering, and tempered some by the fruit sweetness that also added subtle tropical notions. A hefty, satisfying Strong Ale that showed increasing warmth as it rested a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1522) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 10, 2016
Tap na BGM. Świetne połączenie strony słodowej i chmielowej w smaku. Wprost dostaje się "na twarz" wpływy i belgijskie i amerykańskie w tym piwie. Aromat tego nie zapowiada, jest minimalnie słabszy. Fajne piwo.


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