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RATINGS: 960   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Poured from 22 oz bomber, a hazy, yet golden color, forming a nice off white foamy head. Aroma of yeast, bananas, hops and herbs. Flavour was full bodied, yeast, banana cloves, rock candy prevail. Reminded my of Coronados Hoppy Daze Belgian IPA style, perhaps a bit more refined. This beer was smooth and tasty, glad I got two more bottles! Stone does an excellent job here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pours a crisp golden color with a small soapy white head, and some streaks of lacing. Aroma is banana, clove, citrus, and some hops. Taste is about the same, with some bubblegum aspects and a little alcohol on the finish. Pretty refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Clear gold pour with a loose, 1 finger, white head. Aroma smells of fresh fruit, citrus, grapefruit and bubblegum. Very peppery grapefruit and mango flavors with a faintly floral bubblegum ester finish and just a hint of clove. Dry medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation that cleans the palate nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (898) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Aroma: Belgian yeast, floral, citrus, clove, earthy, Appearance: clear golden, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, delicious

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
On tap at Capones Vertical Epic Week. Pours light golden blond with thin white head. Pineapple, citrus, caramel, bread, earth. Moderately bitter and sweet. Somewhat thin bodied and acidic/crisp. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Lighter yellow, slightly orange with a medium fizzy and fading white head. Aroma is very malty, almost fresh grain or cereal. A bit of fruit in the flavour on a thin but building body.. Has some spice and a slightly drawn out hop flavour to finish. This is a bit off kilter from the previous but I think it may be one of my favourites so far.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a CCB snifter. A: Pours a light amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly leaving some sticky splotches of lace down the glass. S: Fruity and flowery hop notes some mild citrus as well. A little honey sweetness with some bready malts. Light background yeasty spice. T: Stone fruits, fruity esters and some spicy. Light paper with some sweet malts. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Light level of bitterness on the finish. O: The hops were still around as well as the light spiciness from the yeast. The hops just werent as potent, obviously, but it definitely wasnt bad. Serving type: bottle

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (869) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Appearance: pours with a medium off white head, the beer is a very clear average golden color Aroma: lemon, spice, banana, sweet bread, very strong aromas Taste: lemon, that belgium golden sweetness is dominant, has a spicy hop kick and a strong alcohol warmth on the finish Palate: alcohol and bitter aftertaste, heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation Overall: stone has a reputation for very over the top beers and this is no exception, lots of Belgium yeast and sweetness with an assertive hop kick in the background, drink this one slow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (862) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 13, 2016
In the glass it has a golden yellow color with a small head. The aroma has citrus with some wood and some pine. The taste has a good amount of citrus up front followed up with some grain, herbs and hops. Medium finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (861) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Average belgian strong ale. Flavor and aroma were ok, but nothing special. Light and refreshing


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