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Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic AleStone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

546 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 46
Gots: 139 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

In this year’s edition we took our inspiration from two Belgian styles: Saisons and Golden Triples. As such, the Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic has a deep, deep golden hue and the flavor is spicy, fruity, complex and refreshing. We used four different malts, and a subtle, yet distinct, blend of Glacier and Crystal hops to get just the right balance. Then, for the complexity, we added in some exotic spices --- including ginger, cardamom, grapefruit peel, lemon peel and orange peel (the latter three acknowledging our Southern California home) --- and a special Belgian yeast strain. All in all this is yet another case of us drawing from classic Belgian influences and cavalierly making it our own...San Diego style!

(Beer added by: taez555 on 06-19-2007)
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MASPuros

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-03-2012 22:06:07 | More by MASPuros
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-03-2013 16:25:29 | More by hiphopj5
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quikfish13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Cloudy honey orange with a nice foamy off white head. Highly carbonated as the head vanishes quite slowly.

S: Nice citrus aroma. Also a small hint of apple is noticed underneath the aroma of oranges and lemons.

T: A good hop bitterness with nice earthy malty tones. A little alcoholic bite at the end but not enough to ruin the beer.

M: Very smooth. Not to bitter and does not sit heavy at all on the taste buds. Crisp and refreshing.

D: Highly drinkable in my opinion. I would like to have one more aged but this was very nice. Be sure to pick one up this year.

07-28-2007 08:02:48 | More by quikfish13
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 15:21:52 | More by WillyMac
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2011 02:35:36 | More by Magery
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-13-2014 08:28:36 | More by LakerLeith
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-17-2012 01:15:36 | More by HoneyLamb
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2011 03:16:33 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-03-2011 20:03:32 | More by FreshmanPour77
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-07-2011 22:53:16 | More by tclapper
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

I know Stone added some citrus peel to give this beer a San Diego spin, but, to me, thought the beer hit the Belgian style dead-on. In a blind taste test, I don't think I could distinguish this from a native product. Also, unlike others in the series, I think this beer is ready to drink right now - and I'm curious to see what some age does with it. A little sharp at the front, with some yeasty, fruity notes in the middle. Alcohol is present but not obtrusive. Nicely executed.

07-26-2007 14:00:57 | More by Brent
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bca115

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-06-2013 15:16:29 | More by bca115
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-14-2013 20:35:03 | More by andysc83
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2011 02:30:46 | More by oline73
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2011 23:35:18 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Cresant

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. The body was a bright golden orange color with some chill haze that cleared as it warmed. The head was moderate and faded to a ring, which was revived with a swirl.

Smell was spicy. Orange sweetness. Earthy. Peppery.

Taste was sweet and sour. Stone fruits (no pun intended). There was an unmistakable Belgian yeastiness. Sweet citrus. the typical Stone hops-fest was subdued.

Mouthfeel was medium in carbonation and somewhat creamy. It will be interesting to experience this one in 2012.

06-22-2007 02:32:49 | More by Cresant
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

From bomber to BMS mug...

3-finger, cream-colored head with chewy texture and pronounced pour seams bordering translucent natural honey-colored body. Natural carbonation is plentiful. Despite how enticing this may sound, the look of the entire package isn't awe-inspiring.

Beautiful Belgian aroma of banana ester, sweet ginger and malt-carbonation brings tingle to the nose. Vanilla and butterscotch complement the...ummm..."nasal viscosity" of the offering. With warmth, slight citrus and zest emerge along with subtle spices that are tough to place.

Sweet and silky texture of deep malt character a fair amount of banana with a modest alcohol burn; citrus and zest (with a little yeast) emerge has helped by the carbonation. Slight supple leather taste - tanginess and alcohol mix on back of palate. Stewed malt - maybe cherries - on the finish.

Even-keeled mouthfeel - relatively balanced and well-craften. Minute alcohol burn. Complex yet extremely subtle; even though I can read the ingredients on the label it's difficult to pick them out.

This is a well-made effort that could probably use some more time downstairs, and perhaps a little extra warmth in the mug. For now it's pleasant to sip pensively at night. I gotta admit, as a next-nigh worshipper to the gargoyle that encompasses Stone IPA, Ruination and the Bastard (single and Double), I would have expected a little more out of these guys. This is good, but borderline commercial. Let's get back on track, yeah?!

05-02-2008 03:05:13 | More by IBUnit63
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-15-2013 23:06:56 | More by Drucifer
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-06-2013 20:17:12 | More by ROBSTARR
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-03-2013 15:36:19 | More by FLBeerGuy
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Got a bomber of this at Holiday Market in Royal Oak. Solid pour, with a finger of white head and a light amber color with some golden highlights. Looks good, although the head dissipates too fast. Nose is great - strong fruit, very sweet malt, and spices. Taste is solid, although not as uniquely sweet as the nose. Breadiness, hops at the end. Strong sourness shows up later, which is a bit odd for a Belgian Strong Pale. Unique hops as well. This one was good, although not great - it's a lot more sour than most BSPAs I've tasted, although I'm not sure if that's actually a good thing.

08-27-2007 16:07:10 | More by soupyman10
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-10-2013 02:17:21 | More by jarrgal
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wampahoofus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Beer pours light amber with very little head. A good deal of cabonation is present.

The aroma is a bit floral and fruity. The alcohol is present in the aroma as well.

The taste is a crisp, malty, sweetness with a the belgian yeast sitting in the background.

The sweetness lingers nicely on the roof of the mouth.

This is a very pleasent sipper.

07-08-2009 01:29:43 | More by wampahoofus
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2014 23:46:59 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-16-2013 19:27:47 | More by MaseFace
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.