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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 2008, Stone Brewmasters Steve Wagner and Mitch Steele traveled to Belgium, where they enjoyed a number of hop-forward Belgian tripels, pale ales and IPAs—beers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. It’s a big reason 2008’s summer season came to be known at Stone as our “Summer of the Triple.” Upon their return, they crafted Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, the seventh beer in the 11-beer Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Packed with floral, spicy essence from Belgian yeast plus plenty of hoppy New World character, it’s our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.

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3.7
Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Keg at The Hay Merchant. It pours clear rich amber - brown with a thick white head. The aroma is rich, sweet, toffee, brown bread, candied fruits, orange peel, pine, resin and varnish. The taste is smooth, bitter, piney, resin, leather, peppery spice, toffee, dried fruits and juniper with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff.

4.2
Beese (2776) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Keg at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin, today. The first time I had a Stone Anniversary beer was in Downtown Johnny Brown’s in San Diego in 2008. Sadly, I don’t have my book on me, so I can’t confirm that it was this beer, as it could have been 2007’s. Either way this is a glorious example of American IPA meeting Belgian yeast. Harmony.

4.1
kespecial (252) - - SEP 4, 2016
Bomber aged a year. Pour is clear orange, medium white head, moderate lacing. Nose is intriguing: sweet peach, pine, Belgian yeastiness, banana, light booze. Taste is full bodied and complex to the point of confusion: vanilla, pine, apricot, biscuit, grapefruit, yum. A bastradized style but success as interesting and compulsively drinkable.

4
mateuszk (2683) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Draught. Belgian fruitiness, floral and sweet malty notes. In taste medium sweet, fruity with spicy finish. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation, finish is bitter. Great Belgian strong.

3.7
Lilja (3183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, belgisk jäst, tropisk frukt med toner av ljus torkad frukt. Fin maltsötma, lätt kropp, något kryddig, fruktig, välbalanserad men något anonym.

3.4
msbernac (2618) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Draught Aroma-floral, fruits, barnyard Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

3.3
Maarten1993 (1281) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Reminds me of a triple. Taste is okay, but not that compelling.

4
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Deep gold. Nose of light overripe fruit, Belgian yeast, and light hops. Flavor is sweet fruit and malt with a light bitterness, Belgian yeast, and mild spice.

4.2
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a clearish pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is peach, pear, grapefruit, lemon and vanilla. Flavor is loads of peach and pear, sweet cake, bubble gum and vanilla. Finish is grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine and melon. Lingering strong bitterness, citrus, peach, pear and melon. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Whooaaaa!

3.6
jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow with a huge white foamy head. Nice crisp aroma and a very smooth texture. Very enjoyabl


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