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RATINGS: 966   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Slightly cloudy, golden yellow. Decent head and lace. Big aroma of tropical fruit, powdered sugar, citric hops, perfume and others. Medium bodied, slick, almost creamy, lots of spiciness, pale malts come out for a minute but the simcoes jumo all over the palate. Nice mix of flvors, the bitterness works here, nothing overdone. Extremley drinkable for a 8.4% brew and I must say i am liking it, one of my favorites of the VE series. No clue how it will age, have to assume hops will fade and hopefully yeast contiues to work to make this a big ,not too sweet estery bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Poured from a 22oz bottle and the color was a beautiful golden with a moderate white head.The aroma is extremely yummy with lemon, banana, tangerine, belgian yeast, and a bit of pepper spice. Almost Chardonay wine like.Nice and smooth on the palate with a medium body.Flavors of well balanced bitter hops, sweet malt. Long lasting hoppy finish a bit dry but not overly so. Great beer and can easily drink plenty of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (749) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours a beautiful gold, with white head. Aroma of hops and sugars. Taste is hoppy with a mix of complex sugars. A Belgian IPA...very interesting. Thumbs up.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing. A hazy golden orange beer with a thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel and spicy yeast. Medium to thin body with soft carbonation. Flavor is sugary and spicy with notes of fruit, clove, and pale malt. Dry somewhat bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Funknmilla (742) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Pretty copper in color, when light shined through its absolutely beautiful...smells of sweet yeast, spices, and a complex citrus character...distinct clove and some banana....ahhh.. the citrus orange-like scent drifts up to the scent glands, then as you further inhale this wonder, give the glass a swirl and the yeast enhances the mix...very nice...:)....In the first sip, its like citrus rinds soaked in alcohol then mixed with a sweet sugar ; slightly dry syrup....palate is creamy and slightly thick....The extended finish is topped with spices and bitter fruit rinds...overall well balanced and easy to drink for a higher percentage brew, I like it and cant wait to try it when its aged a bit more

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
From bottle. Pours clear orange. Aromas of allspice, orange zest. Taste follows nose with some sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle. Clear golden pour supporting a tall white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Crisp flavor with apples, a touch of caramel and spice. Very restrained hop profile for a Stone. Mildly sweet but dry finish that warms slightly at the end. Not a traditional Stone and a significant departure from the most recent Verticals but I really enjoyed it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 21, 2009
Pours a gold-orange with a large head. Aroma is of citrus and spice; A little weaker aroma than expected. Flavor is boozy, fruity, and then boozy again, with room for little else. I was hoping for more hop bitterness. Palate is slightly oily, with low carbonation, thin overall. Im sorry but this is so overhyped. Not bad, but just not the messianic figure that its made out to be. My humble opinion. Overall, fair to good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours a clear golden orange color with a small white head that is gone quickly. A pineapple Christmas tree aroma. Ridiculously fruity as well. The flavor is very spicy Belgian flavor with tons of piny hop goodness. A little bit of that pineapple flavor, but also some apricot doused in the overall sweetness. It is relatively light, but very drinkable and delicious for the high ABV. Finishes dry and bitter. I love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle from beerhive. Pale gold, small white head. Yeasty hoppy Belgian spritz. Medium body, light fizz. Sticky. Sweet bready front. Citrus and bitter hops. Dry. Hefty.


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