Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale

 
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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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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!

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3.5
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Enjoyed this highly anticipated beer at the Stone vs. Brooklyn beer dinner. It poured a deep yellow/orange with a spicy aroma. The flavor was packed with Belgian spices, lemon zest and citrus fruits. The finish was smooth and warming. Overall, a very well balanced Belgian treat from California.

3.7
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2008
This beer was very interesting. Tropical flavors mixed with spices and citrusy hops. This beer was very good, but very different. Refreshing and easily drinkable. This should be on the Corona commercials instead of Corona.

3.8
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Deep golden color, not much of a head or lacing on the glass. Spicy, floral aroma and flavor. Taste of green pepper, lemon, spices. Some hops come through toward the end, but not in the normal Stone way. A very nice and drinkable Belgian style brew. One of my favorites in the Vertical Epic series.

3.7
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours golden orange with a tart sour aroma. Strong flavor of citrus and tart apple. Finishes smooth and sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Yes, first rater. Aroma is fruity and sweet, with yeast and. Flavor is quite nice, complex and easy going. Dark fruits, with a middle tartness, and a bitter, dry, and warming finish. Full bodied. Pours orangish-brown with a nice long-lasting creamy head. Nice one.

4.2
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle: This one pours a nice amber color, with a small white head. Smell is incredibly yeasty, with citrus and orange smell in it. I also smell just a hint of banana. Taste is a little thicker on the banana side, but I also notice a nice maltiness to it. As I continue to drink, you can taste a bit of yeastiness. The alcohol is a tad hot, but should mellow out in time.

4.2
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Opaque golden color with a average sized white head. Aromas of bananas and grapefruit as well as malts. Complex fruit flavors and a nice clean aftertaste. I need a few more of these jems.

3.8
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Poured a copper color with a small white head.Spicy and fruity aroma as wellas malt.The most overpowering flavor was the orange,with some hints of pepper.Not bad

3.4
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
A golden clear beer with a small white head that doesn’t last. Aroma is spice dominated with belgian yeasty notes. The flavor is so overwhelmingly spicy it hardly tastes like beer. I guess I missed the first instalments, but I probably won’t get around to giving this another chance in 4 years.


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