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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. Vertical Epic 02/02/02 was not brewed "to style". Instead, we tried to create something new. It’s triple-ish in nature, with wit character, coriander and orange peel, and has way more hops than either a Belgian triple or a Wit would. Belgian yeast was used. Belgian Strong Ale is the closest category that fits -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO. In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/020202
In 2002 we began our groundbreaking, millennium-inspired series with Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale. This bumped up Belgian-style wit—made all the more alluring thanks to an infusion of orange peel, coriander, a sprinkling of black pepper and a healthy dose of Centennial hops—was a bright way to begin this epic eleven-part vertical tasting.

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3.7
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Re-release bottle from July that I picked up in Sacramento about 2 weeks a ago. Just glad I get to try this now and didn’t waste $100+ buying something like tasted like oxidized cardboard off eBay. Oh yes, the beer. A classic Belgian ale with spice and yeast but finishes with a little bold hoppy bitterness reminding you that it was brewed on the US West Coast and not in Flanders. A little alcohol burn in the finish like a tripel. Pretty darn tasty and unique as a mashup of styles.

3.6
GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, purchased at the LCBO - Rideau, savoured on March 19 2017; eye: orangey with a polished copper hue, slightly hazy, no effervescence, ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: malt, light alcohol, fruity, yeast, coriander; mouth: malt, fruity, alcohol, alcohol acridness, yeast, pepper, Cointreau, finale in Cointreau with presence of pepper, full body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, achetée à la LCBO - Rideau, savourée le 19 mars 2017; œil : orangée avec une teinte de cuivre poli, très légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, léger alcool, fruité, levure, coriandre; bouche : malt, fruité, alcool, âcreté d’alcool, levure, poivre, Cointreau, finale en Cointreau avec présence de poivre, corsée, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : correct

4.2
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) The first of the reason we had our gathering. To drink the Stone Vertical Epic series. This was the one we were most concerned about as to whether or not it would age properly. Thank God that it did. Mildly cloudy amber pour, but after 11 years of sitting that didn’t shock me really. Still a fair amount of carbonation though. Sweet and spicy malt aroma with a nice honey and citrus undertone. Very nice sweetness throughout with a great sweet and spicy finish and aftertaste. Amazing how well it held up and how good it tasted.

3.8
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2016
22oz bottle 9/28/16 (Binny’s-Naperville)-42° in Tulip-Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, coriander, orange peel, and slight hops. Taste of the same with some banana and spices coming in on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. In ’02 this beer probably was off the charts and it still is now.

3.9
LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a faint white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, anise star, peppercorn, orange rind. Flavor of bready malt, bitter citrus rind, peppery spices, anise, Belgian yeast, cloves, banana, hint of alcohol. Very tasty Belgian ale, sturdy slightly boozy, spicy and flavorful. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.8
Spab (3846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with smallish white head. Aroma is quite spicy with clove and white pepper, quite fruity with lots of apple, some banana and a bit of lemon, as well as some straw and flowers. Flavour is also very fruity and spicy with big apple and white pepper, banana, lemon, orange peel, clove, lots of floral character, some straw and grains. Slight alcohol presence. Quite nice.

3.2
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Clear copper of color with a foamy white head. An aroma of honey, peach and sweet. A flavor of honey, malty and very sweet and well oxidiexed.

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3.6
alobar (3793) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2017
Clear orange our with white soapy head. Aroma of coriander black pepper and orange peel. Excellent lacing with coriander and black pepper dominating the flavor with some orange sweetness. Very nice.

3.4
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2017
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. Clear deep golden with a modest white head. Fruity esters, booze, honey, a bit grainy, kinda spicy, herbal, medium plus body, fairly full carbonation, nice fruity and spicy yeast character, banana, wheat/cereal, dry with a little more bitterness than expected and a fruity/banana and lightly spicy finish. Pretty good.

3.5
drjay44 (3712) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2016
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, off white head, with extensive Belgian lacing over a clear gold (SRM5) body, ....nose is orange, coriander, floral tones, wheat, light pine, non-specific spice, slight egg white with the amalgamation of the other aromas....taste is wheat, slight orange sweetness, coriander, becoming dry, finishing with sharp black pepper, moderate pine, resin, grapefruit peel, hop bitterness.....mouth feel, medium body, moderate alcohol, medium carbonation with mild astringency. The black pepper is a bit high in the finishing taste, whereas the orange, coriander and wheat are large in the aroma. As it warms, the balance between the various ingredients becomes more even, making for a better beer. BJCP 7/3/14/3/7


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