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RATINGS: 930   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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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoth (662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Pours cloudy orange-amber, with a thin, quickly disappearing head. Aromas of vanilla, pine resin, banana, biscuit, grass. Medium body, low carbonation, smooth but hot, medium dry. Medium sweet, then a little citrus, with a lasting medium bitter finish. Good, but not as great as I had been hoping. Still, it aged fairly well.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4217) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (352) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2016
aroma of apple,peppery spice and piney hops a bit yeasty as well..yellow clear body with amber tinge as well foamy head with lots of lacing..tastes like a belgian tripel with extra hops,apple,citrus,spiciness,pine,with a doughy yeasty back..slightly sticky on the palate otherwise smooth and tingly plenty of carbonation belgian beers are not my favorite but this one is very pleasant,even champagne like in a way

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (951) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Gyllenfärgad kulör. Maltig doft med viss fruktighet och barr. Lätt vinös smak med spannmål, hö och barr. Kraftfull munkänsla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Really good. Has a sweet spiciness witha touch of caramel. Perfect body. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6674) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
If this beer was still available. I would recommend anyone to go for it. Tasty and pleasant beer.
Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Looks good. Pleasant and a fine intensity in the aroma. Nice hoppy and fruity touch. Some alcohol. Medium + body and a fine carbonation. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness to back it up. Flowery, some yeast, fruity, toffee and some alcohol in the flavor.
[ Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (715) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Pours golden with a fluffy head. Aroma is ripe banana, sweet peach and Belgian yeast. The flavour is Belgian yeast, spicy coriander, bubblegum with a dry white wine finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2183) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour light gold with thin white head. Belgian ester, floral, light banana, sweet malt. Taste light bitter up front, bubble gum, banana, and sweet malt. Esters continue through the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3838) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
0,15l on tap @ Stone Berlin (brewed in Escondido). Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is malts, belge yeast and some fruity notes. Flavor is malts, belge yeast, some fruit and hops. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3147) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ska vara lite både och (US och Belgien) men blir nästan varken eller. Ingen humlebomb och inte jättetydlig trippelkaraktär heller. Men iaf närmare en trippel och en helt okej sådan. Lätt blommig aningien kryddig, välbalanserad. Trevlig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (538) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Faint flat aroma. Full taste with malty tones and a very nice yeasty feel.


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