RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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 IPAsbeers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. Its a big reason 2008s 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, its our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimpsonsFan714 (3) - - DEC 8, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. bottle, in Stone Russian Imperial Stout snifter. This bottle has been aged at room temperature since it was purchased in mid-August 2008. **Appearance**: Cloudy and a sort of brownish-orange in color. By pouring aggressively and splashing, I was able to get a tall, off-white head. It faded slowly to a thick, sticky ring. Decent lacing left behind. **Nose**: Fruity and sweet. Theres orange, mango, tangerine and pineapple, followed by a bready yeast aroma. **Mouthfeel**: Medium bodied and dry. The finish comes on quickly and smoothly. Theres not a lot of carb or alcohol bite, but thats OK as theyre not needed in this beer. **Taste**: Bitter orange peel and bready yeast, followed by tangerine and orange. Theres no alcohol taste. The faded hops are evidenced by the lingering bitterness. **Overall**: This is an awesome beer. Its one of the first beers that I bought specifically to be aged, so Ive been looking forward to this and was not disappointed. **Room temp vs. cellar temp**: I aged this at room temperature, and it tastes great. I dont have a cellar-temp aged bottle to which to compare this one, so I cant say how it would have differed. I get the feeling it might have come out a little "better", but I dont see anything wrong with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1548) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle; pours hazy gold with a white head; aroma of vanilla, yeast, dark fruits, caramel, and hints of spice; taste is light sweet with caramel, fruits, vanilla, and yeast; finish is dry with some spice hints and a hint of alcohol warming

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balloonbuffoon (20) - - JAN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2017 "Bottled on 09//02/15" imprinted on 22floz bottle purchased roughly nine months ago (paid ~$8 for a single bottle, St. Louis MO area). Consumed 01.13.2017 from a tulip glass. It is golden in color with minimal yeast in suspension, topped with a one-finger head. A strong Americanized Belgian pale ale with an earthy-citrus aroma. It is hoppy when compared to traditional versions of the style. So I imbibe it looking for general qualities associated with the style in a broad sense. In short tastes like liquid sourdough with an astringent finish to match. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Glad to have the chance to try this. As usual, there is a significant hop presence with a distinct Belgian yeasty flavor. Some grainy notes and citrus. Nice color and feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (468) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottled 08/26/15, Orange leicht trb, wenig Schaum, hopfig wrzig in der Nase, erstaunlich leicht im antrunk, wrzig hefig bitter im Abgang

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (1056) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
Orange gold and cloudy. Very spicy yeast smell. Medium bodied, bready yeast flavour, a bit of spice. Tastes better warm to temper the alcohol bite, overall its a nice beer with some rough edges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (263) - Baytown, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Pours a dull golden yellow with no head and minimal lacing. Mild hop flower and bitter aromas. Has a spiced medium body. With flavors of flowers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1984) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2016
Vom Fass in Berlin. Dunkel gelb s Bier. Weisser Schaum. Hopfiger Tripel Duft. In der Base sehr belgisch. Antrunk Banane. Dann Hopfen. Alkohol schn eingebunden. Ssslich rund.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2777) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, sweden. Short and white head. Clear golden color. Mild flower hop aroma with some pears and light belgian aroma. Spicy and light bodied. Distinct bitterness for an belgian beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1438) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2016
From a 650ml bottle on 30/10/2016 (shared with Butz). Pours a slightly cloud golden with a small head. Featrures a light, very pleasant aroma featuring Belgian yeast and fruit. In the mouth its sweet, fruit and hoppy - a lovely mix of Belgian ale and IPA. Features oodles of sweet fruit, balanced by a good dash of hops, with some herbal and spicy elements to it. Very pleasant indeed. These guys are consistently excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1275) - Lincoln, California, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Strong aroma of vanilla, coriander, bread, yeast, spice. Pours a clear golden color with big foamy white head. Strong yeasty flavors. Bubblegum, vanilla, spice, with corriander and light caramel breadiness from malt. Medium bodied with medium low co2, lingering yeasty spiciness. Enjoyable Belgian style triple. Interesting and complex flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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