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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

543 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 46
Gots: 136 | FT: 10
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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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

11-24-2013 00:55:09 | More by WanderingFool
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Sixpack595

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge cap of thick foam that I wasn't expecting from a beer over 5 years old. Cloudy, pale copper color. Slightly musty aroma, but underneath the yeast some hints of citrus and spice. Flavor is a bit subtle, but comes on stronger in the middle with a bitter finish at the back. Most of the flavor comes from digging in instead of sipping. I have no problem with that. Still plenty of carbonation that makes for a fairly light mouthfeel. I was kind if apprehensive with this one, expecting it to be past its prime, but was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 09:51:59 | More by Sixpack595
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-09-2013 00:35:09 | More by mothman
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-05-2013 01:15:28 | More by linnymtu
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-21-2013 20:48:58 | More by InspectorBob
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-14-2013 20:29:49 | More by mendvicdog
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jaybrough

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-12-2013 03:47:25 | More by jaybrough
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-13-2013 01:53:10 | More by mookihouse
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Extra from Eric way back when. Thanks!

A: Light copper-red color with a thin ring of head. Some sediment floating in the glass.

N: Ginger comes through very clear. Orange is also present. Hints of lavender, peppercorn, some malt and whiskey, and cola.

T: Nicely sweetened with ample citrus flavor. Slight oxidation.

M: Light and well-carbonated.

O: Still very aromatic, and this was actually one of the favorites of the tasting amongst non beer geeks. Definitely would drink this one soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 19:50:33 | More by writerLJBerg
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

09-12-2013 19:06:14 | More by CityofBals
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Doogflaggat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-04-2013 21:25:43 | More by Doogflaggat
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-29-2013 05:30:43 | More by VeganUndead
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-18-2013 23:25:03 | More by TXhomebrewer
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RegalEagle

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 06:43:21 | More by RegalEagle
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2013 18:40:17 | More by JTomczak
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2013 16:45:49 | More by kscaldef
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-07-2013 02:41:58 | More by tommyguz
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-24-2013 05:41:12 | More by moonknight31
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-17-2013 01:34:23 | More by pathman
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billab914

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

07-14-2013 00:23:03 | More by billab914
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IrishColonial

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-14-2013 00:22:08 | More by IrishColonial
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

07-14-2013 00:13:27 | More by Rhettroactive
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2013 00:06:08 | More by djrn2
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Zraly

Virginia

2.94/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Head on this golden ale disappears almost instantly. Given its age, I am not too surprised. I tried to pour gently but still managed to land some of the yeast beasts into our Teku glasses.

Syrup, honey and white grape notes predominate. A bit of ginger and citrus pith. A bit of creaminess but maintains dryness in the finish. Carbonation is crisp and tight; it feels really good on the palate. I wish a bit more fruit character would come out and play with the delightful carbonation. Medium to medium-full body.

Overall this is an interesting beer that I held onto for almost six years. I'm guess a year younger might have actually been its prime time as there is a hint of oxidization. This maybe would have been best for a 08.08.08 or 09.09.09 release? Some of the fruit and spice notes have been mellowed out too much in the aging process without much else to give way.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 01:01:54 | More by Zraly
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.