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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bomber shared by LagunitasFan, sampled at J&Js Friday the 13th Tasting at WeeHeavySDs place. Thanks a ton for sharing this! I never thought I would see one of these bottles! Pours a still hazy gold color with no signs of carbonation. Aroma is a mix of white grape, orange citrus, and a touch of bubblegum. Lightly oxidized but pleasantly sweet flavor with orange peel. Seems like it held up after all this time. Thanks again Tim, this was a real treat to try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. From notes. A very generous BA person shared this with me the other day. Big thanks to you sir! Spicy yeast with a little lemon. Awesome, glad I finally got to try this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3838) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11041) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Nicely dialed in BSA with strong yeast, pepper and citrus peel in both the nose and aroma. Orange pour, spice hides the abv. Will probably seek out a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (869) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Rich aromas of bubblegum, banana, clove, earth and wheat. All flavors carry over into the flavor with a slightly bitter, alcohol bite. Medium bodied but heavy on the backside aftertaste. Easy to drink and to like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (363) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
650ml bottle from the LCBO. 7.5% alc./vol. Pours a clear gold colour with two finger of white head which settles into a lasting creamy cap. I get a lot of banana and coriander on the nose with hints of black pepper. There is sweet caramelized malt backbone with notes of banana. The hops become more bitter and dry on the back end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3167) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14619) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is coriander, citrus, and a spice note. Med body. Flavor is peppery, banana, coriander/citrus. Rather clean. Rather dry. Not bitter, but the pepper will do.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3066) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Clear golden orange in color... Aroma of vanilla, Candi sugar, cotton candy, citrus... Flavor is cotton candy, citrus, spices, coriander, vanilla, light peppery finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Got a bomber at Whole Foods in Wexford. This hoppy Belgian has just the right balance, not easy to do. Refreshing but with good body. A nice frothy head. slightly cloudy light yellow body.


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