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RATINGS: 869   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Got at McScrooges on N. Peters Road. in 08. Personally aged till 1/Jan/2013. I was a patient one. Amber. Medium beige head. Aroma: Pine hops, spices, sweet malts. Very nice. Flavor: Caramel, Spices, Pine Hops. Sweet, dry malty finish. Very complex, more than my words state. I know this sounds funky but this beer gave me the most tasty burb I ever had with a beer. I had to include it with the pallet rating. Stone beers are known for strong hops but this one was more balanced yet still held the "Devils Attitude". If you didn’t like this, you didn’t age this beer correctly. Stop giving low ratings when it is your own fault, not the beers fault!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (664) - 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.

   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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (873) - 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)

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3353) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1247) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
From a bottle. Pours clear with minimal head, big Belgian flavours, it’s pretty epic as you’d expect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1076) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 22, 2016
kran w jabeerwocky, na szybko: cos posrodku pomiedzy IIPA a triplem, im cieplejsze tym blizej (mocno nachmielonego) tripla. unikalne dzieki temu. duzo pieprzu, sporo goryczki. niemalo roznorakich owocow. srednio wysycone, lepkawe, latwe do picia, dobrze schowany alkohol, klasa

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