Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

Rated 3.417 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. Vertical Epic 02/02/02 was not brewed "to style". Instead, we tried to create something new. It’s triple-ish in nature, with wit character, coriander and orange peel, and has way more hops than either a Belgian triple or a Wit would. Belgian yeast was used. Belgian Strong Ale is the closest category that fits -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO. In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/020202 In 2002 we began our groundbreaking, millennium-inspired series with Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale. This bumped up Belgian-style wit—made all the more alluring thanks to an infusion of orange peel, coriander, a sprinkling of black pepper and a healthy dose of Centennial hops—was a bright way to begin this epic eleven-part vertical tasting.

ID: 66276 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 4 years ago

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Overall Rank4967
Overall Percentile89.5
Style Rank283 of 1172
Style Percentile75.9
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.833
Weighted Score3.417
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 10140 reviews
    rated 3.9 4 years ago

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

    Pours clear golden with a fairly thick eggshell head. Aroma offers butterscotch, fresh malt, tangy apple, banana, and subtle yeasty and woody hop notes. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma, but with a little more fruit. Mouthfeel delivers firm body and good fizz. Go epic!

  • CHOPZ 5612 reviews
    rated 3.7 4 years ago

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

    2016 release at the LCBO. Pours a clean golden colour with a big white head, good retention and foamy lacing. Belgian Ale yeast aromas with lots of banana notes that come out eventually, and hints of apples. Some sharp bitterness in the middle, but not too much dryness. Yet. It does seem to grow. Spices, banana, alcohol, bubblegum and hops. A good Belgian strong ale.

  • PALEALERIDER 2233 reviews
    rated 3.9 4 years ago

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

    650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a fairly big foamy bubbly white head and has a pale golden appearance. Excessive carbonation. Some thick dirty lacing remains. Aromas of orange peel, tropical fruit notes, hints of spices. Flavours are mostly citrusy and floral hop notes, zesty, the orange peel is quite noticeable with some more floral hops and a bit of hoppy bitterness to finish off. Some nice subtle spice notes eventually make an appearance. Medium/full bodied mouthfeel. Great retention. A good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Pretty easy going, smooth and drying sensation on the palate. Good stuff.

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