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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

560 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 45
Gots: 141 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: taez555 on 06-19-2007

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!
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in 10 oz snifter at the 2013 Most Arrogant Bash.

Remarkable orange-amber color; crystal clear with a small but partially durable head. Very little lacing.
The aroma is not promising, with too much suggestion of vinegar. Otherwise, a wild mix of spices over a fruity base. The flavor also has a suggestion of vinegar but, thankfully, this is much more subdued.
M: Still lightly hot, the higher ABV is not well hidden. Low carbonation works well.

O: At 6 years, probably the oldest beer I've had, and probably past its prime, even if specially delivered by Stone. Still, interesting, fun and enjoyable, if flawed and slightly challenging.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brouwers on 12/12/12. Review from notes.

A: 7/7/7 was a golden orange with a small white foamy head that lasted longer than most of the other VEs. Again, minimal lacing.

S: Lots of ginger, lavender and cardamom as well as a surprising amount of citrus.

T: Lots of citrus rind, orange, ginger, lavender, and flowers/grass.

M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: Liked it, didn't love it, but was impressed by how well this one held up. Held up significantly better than any of the older VEs.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.