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RATINGS: 968   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - APR 8, 2010
Raw bread dough with light floral and slighty resinous hops and toffee. Firm mouthfeel with fine carbonation. Sweetish caramel and medium herbal bitterness that blooms in the finish and sticks around with more doughiness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6843) - rebro, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Light spicy smell, herbal and nutty (almonds). Similar taste, abit boozy. Felt belgian, like a tripel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
oobawa (1078) - Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottled 8.27.15. Dry, boozy Californicated Belgian. Big, floral, yeasty nose, dripping with perfume and grass and a mild herbal hoppiness. Pours like a dream, beautiful gold giving up a massive white head and rings and rings of lace. Tastes moderately dry, wheat and meadow mixing with bread and sunshine, fresh and easygoing, light despite the hefty ABV. Refuses to grow cloy, instead getting a boost from the boisterous carbonation and some generous hops on the back end. Sugars start to show as it warms, adding a pleasant apple-peach undertone, but the booze-tinged finish and dry, doughy fade offer balance. I remember hating this beer back in 08. No problems now. Ive matured!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (3073) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2017
bomber with bottled on date of late 2015. as I poured it I said WOW as I noticed it smelled like weed. A closer sniff is weed/skunk with honey or some sort of funny sounding berry. Saison funk with citrus hops. I would have liked a fresher version, but I do not own a time machine. Definite Belgian yeast. Grassy oily finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1653) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balloonbuffoon (142) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2171) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (519) - - 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

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (1085) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapthis (272) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (2114) - Wrttemberg, Germany, 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.


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