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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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. Its 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 witmade all the more alluring thanks to an infusion of orange peel, coriander, a sprinkling of black pepper and a healthy dose of Centennial hopswas a bright way to begin this epic eleven-part vertical tasting.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3589) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2006
A big thanks to goldtwins for offering to share this one! I never thought that I would get a chance to try this one. pours with a thin head over a clear yellow body. Moderate lacing. Big complex aroma of spices, oranges and some alcohol. The flavor is a bit thinner than the aroma, but this certainly hasnt become a drainpour by any stretch of the imagination. Lightly sweet, fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3511) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from the 20th Anniversary series. I find this to be almost unbelievable to have in my glass so glad this was made again for Stones anniversary. Truly one of the first white whales. A nice, sturdy Belgian ale with light spice and esters, very drinkable. Beautiful golden color with a little white head and oily slick top.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2017
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Clear amber. Nose is sweet lemon, light spices, ripe banana, excellent nose. Taste is a bit drier, still banana, citrus, bitter, light yeast, crispy. Nice but overpriced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2017
A damn good Belgian style beer from an American brewery. Typically I HATE American attempts at Belgian beers, but this one tasted very authentic. Aroma was yeasty and light. Bubblegum and light fruits in there as well. Pour was a nice hazy light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very Belgian. Very yeasty with strong bubblegum, apricot and peach. Not too sweet as this style tends to get. Good carbonation. Nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2009
70th Rating of this brew, shared by LagunitasFan(Tim) at our J&J tasting, I was so damn supremely stoked to try this, I couldnt care if it was maybe past its prime, I just couldnt wait. Tim you are super awesome!!! Pours orange with no head. Nose was sweet and subtle with some faded hops and a touch of wit characteristics. Taste is sweet and citrus and overall very nice, not past its prime in my opinion but then again Ive never had it before and doubt Ill ever have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3347) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
Pours hazy gold with a small white top. Aroma is big tangerine/orange zest with some spices. Taste is much the same. Very sharp bitterness and tart from the orange zest and yeast. But it grows on you and makes it quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3315) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2017
2016 release, from the LCBO. Pours a clean golden colour with a big white head, good retention and foamy lacing. Belgian Ale yeast aromas with lots of banana notes that come out eventually, and hints of apples. Some sharp bitterness in the middle, but not too much dryness. Yet. It does seem to grow. Spices, banana, alcohol, bubblegum and hops. A good Belgian strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3273) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2016
Draught at the BeerTemple. Somewhat pale orange with a small white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Yeast, caramel, malts, herbs and fruit. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2005
22 oz bottle (ClarkVV makes it happen). Pours with a small head. Aroma is sweet, tripel like with mostly nectarines. Taste is till plenty lively, with some sweet apricot and just a light bitterness. This stuff is holding up quite nicely. Thanks to Clark again for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3156) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Extreme clove taste. Nice full soft mouthfeel. Bananas on the back end, along with intense dry hopped finish. Very well crafted. Appearance is clear, gold , thick head and some lacing. Yeasty with cloves in the nose.


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