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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.


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4.4
   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2666) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, belgisk jäst, tropisk frukt med toner av ljus torkad frukt. Fin maltsötma, lätt kropp, något kryddig, fruktig, välbalanserad men något anonym.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (1848) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Draught Aroma-floral, fruits, barnyard Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Reminds me of a triple. Taste is okay, but not that compelling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (2214) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Deep gold. Nose of light overripe fruit, Belgian yeast, and light hops. Flavor is sweet fruit and malt with a light bitterness, Belgian yeast, and mild spice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a clearish pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is peach, pear, grapefruit, lemon and vanilla. Flavor is loads of peach and pear, sweet cake, bubble gum and vanilla. Finish is grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine and melon. Lingering strong bitterness, citrus, peach, pear and melon. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Whooaaaa!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (622) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow with a huge white foamy head. Nice crisp aroma and a very smooth texture. Very enjoyabl

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arn8897 (300) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of hops and pear. Almost like a Belgian mixed with an ipa. A lot of pine flavor. Light lacing light palate. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color, clear. Sweet fruit aromas, oranges, spices. Spicy taste, yeast, alcohol and fruits. Spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Clear gold pour, steady white head. Nose is hard fruit and yeast. Middle is creamy malt, some pear, and some herbal hops. Finish is warm and mellow.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4402) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2016
27.06.2016, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Big slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, yeast, broth, minerals, cereal, bark, grass, almonds, butterscotch, grain, paper, pepper corn. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, yeast, minerals, bark, alcohol, cereal, paper, pepper corn, grass, almond essence, broth, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, dry mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.


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