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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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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-25-2014 15:28:38 | More by malfunxion
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-07-2014 15:03:49 | More by DrBier
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JoelClark

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-03-2014 15:25:24 | More by JoelClark
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%

poured into a Stone snifter

A- pours a pale golden color with some sediment floating around, small foamy white head reduces quickly eventually leaving nothing behind

S- spicy yeast aromas up front with some fruity berry and citrus notes, a hint of earthy must mixes with banana, clove, and ginger

T- spicy yeast with a kick of ginger up front, citrusy notes from the orange, lemon and grapefruit peel, banana and clove, with a hint of caramelized sugar on a sweet finish

M- medium body with spritzy moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- very drinkable but the notable characteristics seemed to have faded

07-20-2014 03:07:52 | More by Treyliff
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-19-2014 06:07:51 | More by zestar
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-16-2014 13:38:57 | More by Walkerjgt
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Rothobinide

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2014 22:44:10 | More by Rothobinide
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-15-2014 17:29:13 | More by Canada_Dan
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-27-2014 01:19:24 | More by midlifec
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-09-2014 17:34:37 | More by afsdan
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-07-2014 15:35:37 | More by Kurmaraja
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-22-2014 23:21:22 | More by liamt07
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.6%

03-21-2014 23:47:13 | More by Goldndomer
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-19-2014 23:39:24 | More by DaftPatrick
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Ricelikesbeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-26-2014 02:12:51 | More by Ricelikesbeer
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blindtiger24

Colorado

3.86/5  rDev +2.4%

4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.

A: Deep amber orange color with a super thin head.

S: Rum raisin booze smell.

T: Apricot, molasses, clove, and honey flavors.

M: Sweet and slightly drying.

O: Nice tasting but the mouthfeel seemed out of whack.

01-22-2014 20:32:02 | More by blindtiger24
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-22-2014 02:48:45 | More by kvgomps
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Piddmeista

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-16-2014 17:54:55 | More by Piddmeista
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-06-2014 14:35:54 | More by ThatsThatDude
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-30-2013 13:55:45 | More by BuckTuckian
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Florida9

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -4.8%

Next in the series. Bottle says to age this one to at least 12/12/12. Well, I think I've got that covered.

A: A fairly odd shade of yellowish brown. Neither light nor dark. Neither yellow nor brown. I must say, it's not an overly appealing shade. Forms a small fizzy head that fizzes away quickly, leaving just a thin ring around the edge. No lacing.

S: Aroma is nearly non-existent. Swirling the glass, I am barely able to pick up anything beyond a fruity sweetness and some yeasty phenols.

T: Taste is much more pronounced. It is moderately sweet, with notes of ginger ale, candy sugar, herbs, fennel, citrus zest and some light spices. Bright floral notes. A bit alcoholic on the back end.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Low-medium carbonation levels. Spicy-prickly on the finish. Mild bitterness.

O: An okay beer. Not really sure it benefited from six years of aging.

12-21-2013 01:34:18 | More by Florida9
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%

Six year old Seven poured with a light caramel color and a fizzy head of lively bubbles.

The scent had a tinge of alcohol with a flowery perfume of lavender.

The flavors were sour with a flower, licorice, potpourri and carbonated water taste. The finish was genuinely tea like with a real herbal leaf flavor.

The feel was very carbonated but it had a good crispness.

Torn on this one as it had a natural perfumey flower and herbal tone but had little malt character to really round it out.

12-14-2013 21:32:37 | More by KYGunner
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Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.