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Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

554 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 45
Gots: 141 | FT: 13
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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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.

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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.

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Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.