Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale

 
overall
91
88
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In this year’s edition we took our inspiration from two Belgian styles: Saisons and Golden Triples. As such, the Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic has a deep, deep golden hue and the flavor is spicy, fruity, complex and refreshing. We used four different malts, and a subtle, yet distinct, blend of Glacier and Crystal hops to get just the right balance. Then, for the complexity, we added in some exotic spices --- including ginger, cardamom, grapefruit peel, lemon peel and orange peel (the latter three acknowledging our Southern California home) --- and a special Belgian yeast strain. All in all this is yet another case of us drawing from classic Belgian influences and cavalierly making it our own...San Diego style!

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


2.3
bierkoning (13674) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3rd LCRBM. Golden color. Ginger aroma. Lemon aroma and flavor. Sweet flavor in which pineapple esters are present. Disappointing.

3.8
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange/grapefruit peel, coriander, peach, apricot, ginger, and clove. Flavor of orange peel, yeast, coriander, light ginger, cardamom, grass, and other herbs. Age has probably done this one some good.

3.3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22oz bottle. Filling in the Vertical Epics I have not rated (had this during a full 020202 - 121212 vertical). Orangish in color with a small sized head. Citrus, rinds, fruity, and spices.

3.7
j12601 (13093) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum during their Stone event. Pours a hazed orange with a thin white head. Coriander and spices on the nose. Sweet and spicy, medicinal but faint. Tangy coriander, sweet, chewy yeast, a bit medicinal.

3.9
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"nice and dry, which ends up being quite the pleasant mouthfeel. sampled 1/09 and it aged quite well...and was exceptional aged in red wine barrels for eight months!"

4.1
thewolf (12795) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Malmö.
[thank you, Myrup]
Pours lightly hazy golden with an impressive, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is soft, nots of liqourice and peppermint, oranges, light alcohol and sweet biscuity malts. A touch of pineapple in the end. Super nice, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly spicy, some coriander, ginger and vanilla. Sweet and lightly grainy, doughy malts.Some apples. Wow, this is really nice and soooooo greatly balanced.

3.8
Sammy (12725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Spicey yeast aroma is great. Cloudy yellow with substantial lace. Orange, pineapple, and malty, ginger, cloves, and much sweet finish.Smooth drinking.

3
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a disappearing white head and amber color. Aroma is spicy, wood, some medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is plenty of spicy-clove, wood, some medium malt-caramel/rock candy, citrus, yeast, alcohol. Interesting. Occasional, sipping. OK effervescence. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

3.5
Pinball (12310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
cloudy orange, small white head. dry malty, spicy aroma. well balanced. hint of mustard? flavor is spicy, fruity, dry.

2.8
deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks! Pours a clear orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has ripe fruit with grass and a bit of musty grain. Flavor has notes of apple with a bit of grass and musty grain backing.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 80
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5