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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

545 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 46
Gots: 138 | 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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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-01-2013 05:33:29 | More by drewone
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-19-2011 06:56:20 | More by Jstark5150
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-24-2011 20:01:17 | More by nmann08
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FosterJM

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

1661st Review on BA
Bottle to VE Glass
22oz

Split with StarRaptor, Callmecoon & Smarcoly

App- This was the same color as liquid butter mixed with gold in the glass. A bit of an aggressive pour yielded a nice and bubbly head. The lace was okay. A bit of a semi dense center but like colored water with the way it looked.

Smell- A good amount of aromatics remained on this one. A bit more alive than the older bottles. More yeast came out and then a bit of a lemon malty balance. A bit of the spice is gone, but I do get some of the ginger. A nice nose but nothing aggressive.

Taste- When you take a sip on this one, it was a bit of a wheat like saison with a bit of a floral taste. Floral, light and airy. A bit of the spice is there but not much. A little bit of the malts come out and not much. A good amount of flavor still remains on this one.

Mouth- A nice medium bubbly body with a bit of a thicker medium carbonation. A bit slick and flavorful. Residual floral malts combine to leave a bit of a meadow feel.

Drink- A very nice and tasty beer. Holiding up quite well. I would like one more of these to sip on at some point. Glad I got to try all the beers. Now to wait till the drop the variants at an event to catch up!

12-17-2012 23:56:51 | More by FosterJM
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-22-2012 23:06:16 | More by djaeon
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

22 oz. bottle in a snifter.

A - Beautiful copper color that's crystal clear with a nice white head that stays for a while.

S - Sweet citrusy smell with a hint as to the alcohol to come.

T - Smooth, citrus and yeast flavors. Really smooth. There's a little hint of the alcohol in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great beer.

01-02-2008 04:53:11 | More by jeffmonarch
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Sticket

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

P- a declared 8.4% abv in a 22oz brown bomber bottle.

A- pours a clear medium amber to deep gold with a light tan colored bubbly head that recedes into a ring around the edge.

S- citrus of lemons and oranges and ginger aroma.

T- starts with a mild sweetness followed with bitter ginger spice and finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness from the hops, alcohol is hidden well in this powerful (and to the style) flavor.

M- medium body that is moderately carbonated.

D- well balanced with a solid amount of alcohol that goes down easy but sits a little heavy. A great tasting beer, but most won't drink more than one at a time. I could see myself sitting down on a dark and cold winter night celebrating with this one.

08-20-2008 00:46:18 | More by Sticket
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 19:56:47 | More by thewimperoo
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2012 14:38:57 | More by beerpadawan
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raiser

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Picked it up because it looked interesting

A. translucent light gold. Light carbonation, very little head mostly on edge of my snifter, and lasted 1 minute.

S. Ginger, Citrus, maybe some cinnamon, not very distinctive.

T. If you like fruit + ginger you've found a beer. Sweet and tart, with little aftertaste.

M. Light... Tiny Bubbles

D. Not really my gig, but I think the wife will like it. Hides the 8.4% well. It's worth trying if you have access to it, but I wouldn't go out of my way unless you LOVE ginger and/or citrus beers.

It's not bad, but it's also not Epic.

05-20-2008 01:42:35 | More by raiser
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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-31-2012 04:50:22 | More by jumbopanda
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Goliath

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours a hazy dark amber/orange color with an inch and a half of slightly yellowed head. Decent retention but no lacing.

The aroma is great. Some nice big notes of citrus, a little bit of spice, and kind of yeasty. Really delicious.

The taste is ok. Definitely some citrus going on with a decent amount of spicing. The yeast comes into play nicely, and finishes kind of malty. As it warms I get some more herbal and minty qualities. Really diggin it even more.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate. The flavor is ok, but fairly aggressive. With the alcohol being moderately high in addition to that, it starts to limit this brew a bit.

09-05-2008 02:57:08 | More by Goliath
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-23-2013 05:06:47 | More by muchloveforhops3
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clvand0

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours a clear light amber color with a small head that falls quickly but leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The aroma is spicy and has some alcohol notes and I smell something that reminds me of ginger. Also has lots of pepper notes. The flavor has plenty of Belgian character with a strong alcohol presence. It's fairly dry, but there is a spice flavor in there that lends to the sweetness. Pepper and spices are strong in the flavor as well as a bit of funkiness. The body is on the light end of moderate and the drinkability is ok. I'm sure it will improve with age.

06-22-2007 02:21:05 | More by clvand0
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Opened June 2013.

A - Nice golden apricot body. Fine white head sits low with nice retention and lace.

S - Bright, floral nose. Great balance. Dandelion, honey, touch of tangerine, white grape, Chardonnay, macadamia nut.

T - Smooth apricot jam, honey, sour pear, white grape. Floral finish.

M - Silky, medium-light frame. Surprisingly creamy.

O - A floral take on the style with strong mead influences. Great integration and balance.

06-15-2013 01:39:17 | More by vfgccp
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-10-2012 21:30:45 | More by dominic4beer
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Part of a '06 - '10 vertical

Pours a golden bronze with a 1/2 finger head. The nose is very sweet with sweet grains and a bit of mint / herbal tone. It's taste was similar, sweet grain malt was dominant with a nice herbal sweetness too it as well. Fruity yeast added to the mix as well. The smooth bodied ale had low amounts of carbonation. This was really good and very interesting. One of the more unique beers I have had, especially for the style.

05-06-2011 04:39:01 | More by birchstick
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2011 16:11:25 | More by Burt
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armock

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

A - Poured an orangish copper color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of fruit yeast and spice notes

T - Follows the smell citrus fruit with yeast and spice

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - This was a good Belgian style beer thats pretty easy to drink wish I had more than the one bottle to save for a vertical

01-29-2009 22:56:22 | More by armock
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JRhode

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

22 oz. bottle with jhamel poured into a Palm tulip.

Nice glowing amber color with a pillowy head. No lacing. Suspended sediment.

Citrusy sweet malt smell with a tinge of alcohol. Smells more like a saison than a triple.

Soon after pouring tasted very saison like with a nice dry finish. After warming, alcohol astringency/bitterness became more apparent. Possible that citrus peel also contributes to bitter finish.

Full bodied with lively carbonation.

Very drinkable for 8.4% abv.

08-28-2009 03:36:47 | More by JRhode
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-26-2012 13:19:21 | More by bonkers
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-22-2011 04:26:47 | More by corby112
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-28-2013 07:18:57 | More by bsuedekum
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SkunkWorks

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Had on the Total Tap Takeover Tour at Rattle n Hum in NYC. It was served in a flute glass.

Look: greenish, golden with a little haze and a little orange with a thick white head. It left lots of lace behind.

Smell: lots of spice in here along with some grapefruity hops. You can also smell the yeast.

Taste: very hoppy, which surprised me since its been aging for 3 years now. Lemon and orange flavors come out through the hoppiness.

Feel: light in body. Very crisp because the carbonation is pretty high.

Drink: very drinkable. If I didn't want to try everything on the tap list, I would've had a few rounds of this with no problem.

Overall, a good beer worth a try. In my limited experience with Belgians, I'd say this is a decent Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

10-04-2010 13:00:12 | More by SkunkWorks
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-16-2014 13:38:57 | More by Walkerjgt
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.