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Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale

Rated 3.463 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

8.4% Alcohol by Volume

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The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish!

ID: 31927 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank3818
Overall Percentile91.9
Style Rank233 of 1172
Style Percentile80.1
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.521
Weighted Score3.463
Standard Deviation0.419

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  • CYBERCAT 9898 reviews
    rated 3.6 4 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Encore version. Pours clear amber with a thick and frothy, if not too long-lasting, eggshell head. Aroma presents tempting notes of banana, butterscotch, citrus, yeast and malt. Flavor is even better, adding some serious hops to the mix and ramping up the fruity tones. Mouthfeel features good body and fizz. Get vertical, and happy that they re-issued this one.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Shared with slimjim and pfoxyjohn in another wonderful evening of beermaking and slightly over-imbibing. I think the nose has lost something as it was a 5 year old bottle, but u could still tell it was all west coast hops. The flavor was great, sweet Belgian with a big spiced hop finish. May not be what it started out as but it became was worth waiting for.

  • UPSTATEDAVE 853 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Tried this as part of a beer tasting last week. Poured a hazy gold with white head and visable lacing. It wasn't as high ABV as I thought it would be which was a nice surprise. Lots of aromas and flavors. The strongest being a overall sweetness with lemon or orange notes. I wouldn't want a pint of this but a snifter was quite enjoyable.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours out in a slightly hazy golden color with a small white foam. Sweet, yeast, quite sugary aroma of oranges, red apples and apricots with notes of cumin and cinnamon. Full-bodied with a strong but still with unrefined and raw sugary flavours of candied oranges, soap and asprcots. Spicy finish of cinnamon with notes of flowers, tangerine and alcohol. I’m not overly impressed. A tad better than the 070707.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Shared a bottle of this with my older brother. Don’t know why it took me this long to get the rating on here, but now I have. Aroma is extremely floral, spicy with a nice kick of fruity esters, tropical frutis. Flavor has a great hop profile, solid malt backbone, vanilla and cloves. Long bitter finish. I should be able to put together a nice veritcal in 2013.

  • JTODD5DOT1 134 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is probably the most complex beer that I've been able to tell what the complexities where. Partly a hop heavy IPA type flavor and mouthfeel, yet a spicy (coriander?) malty tastes as well. Very good. Obviously I couldn't wait 'til 12.12.12.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    my notes got ripped and all i could save were the numbers and the words 'ick ma' .. so , poured with a grand head ... medium spritz .. can't see this aging more than a couple of years .. good stuff though!

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer poured with an orange-golden body topped off by a medium sized light khaki colored head that left little lace. Aroma is full of light fruits and spicy hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly oily. Flavor is pear, green apple, mild hops and spices.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    One of the better Verticals. Pour was a nice light cloudy golden color. Arom was tons of light fruits, pears floral hops. Flavor was much the same. Very good mouthfeel was a little off to dry for me.

  • SLAYER02348 223 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours out a clear golden color with a small white head that dissipates almost immediatley. Aroma is a bit fruity with a little alcohol present. Taste is of spices and a bit of alcohol with a bit of warmth going down. Overall, a decent brew, but I would expect alot more from Stone.

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