RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3801) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3775) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3614) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle-Pours bright deep orange hue with some floaties and a small spritzy white head and sparse lacing. very phenolic nose of corriander. orange peal, lemon zest, almost smells like a big wit beer with some more trippel-ish notes. Flavors are great-lots of orange peal, lemon zest, belgian malt base, carbonation is prickly but yet not too strong. finish if somewhat abrupt with lingering phenols and slight bitterness. Very cool brew and wish i was able to have the original when it was fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3485) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3480) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3479) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2002
Big hops aroma, as well as citrus. Apricot colour, small head a few floaters. Strong hops flavour and kumguats. Chewy, very little carbonation. Terrific mouthfeel with that great tongue tingle. Wonderful. Cant wait til March 3, 2003!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Wooooowwwwww - points for rare here! Thank you very much for opening this my friend! Pours clear golden amber with a bubbly body and creamy white head. Aroma and flavor bring some oxidation, but just a tad, especially considering over ten years of aging! Aroma brings the aged yeast and some sweet notes. The flavor has notes of the yeast dominating as well, hops are completely gone, bring some bitter and caramel malts blended. Had an all grain homebrew as well which followed the exact same recipe as the website, turned out really nice too.

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