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RATINGS: 964   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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zoucrew102 (2104) - - MAR 4, 2016
Bomber. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with light clove notes as well as citrus hops and some banana also. Pours clear golden colored with a thin white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with spicy Belgian yeast and a bit of clove. Finishes dry with citrus hop flavors unfortunately though the banana is hidden by the bitterness of the hops. Very nice, but miss the banana of most tripels.

3.6
neongolden (1825) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
(650ml Encore Series bottle from Systembolaget, shared) Pours clear dark gold with an average white head and lace. Nose is semi-sweet, floral, grapefruit peel, white pepper, orange flesh, biscuits, bready yeast. Flavour has semi-sweet orange, grapefruit, apricot, floral, phenolic, leafy, bready, white pepper. Semi dry finish with light bittering hops, herbs, grass, grapefruit peel. Medium-full bodied with fairly high carbonation and a little alcohol warmth. Hop fade definitely going on here, par for the course with Stone at SB. An ok tripel behind it, but nothing awesome. Maybe better fresh.

3.6
Pedro_Pinho (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
Nice and fresh aroma of citrus and hops. Clear golden color with a lacy white head, looks like a lager (scarry). Taste a bit light, could be somewhat more hoppy and some bitternes is missing for me. Nice overall, but slightly disapointing, or maybe I was expecting too much.

3.6
scirtes (715) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
Sample at BGM 2016. Golden beer with aroma of bubble gum, medium bodied, lots of malty sweetness.

3.6
LLaurin (526) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Clear golden and with a firm head. Nose is rich with banana and toffee together with sweet malty notes. Taste is also fresh and rich with a long palate of fruity notes.

3.6
Vighals (4460) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2016
Lys brun klar med to fingre høyt offwhite skum. Lukter fruktig humlelukt. Honning, tørket frukt, aprikos, gjær, korn og ananas. Fyldig. Tung sødme i smak, honning og muskavadosukker. Gjær og alkohol. Middels lang bitterhet i avslutningen.

3.6
weihenweizen (4111) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is blonde malt.

3.6
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Golden with a light foam covering. Prominent floral character. Light sweetness, and a mild finish.

3.6
Vignale (4011) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ska vara lite både och (US och Belgien) men blir nästan varken eller. Ingen humlebomb och inte jättetydlig trippelkaraktär heller. Men iaf närmare en trippel och en helt okej sådan. Lätt blommig aningien kryddig, välbalanserad. Trevlig.

3.6
jsporrer (1116) - 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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