Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
Five year old Eight pours with a bright orange coloring and a sizeable foam cap.
This bottle was stored properly but it smells like plastic. Lots of phenolic and alcohol make it very off-putting.
The phenolic quality holds in the taste for the beginning but subsides quickly to give a nice fruity orange, tangerines and nectarines flavor.
The feel is sprite and bubbly but smooth and full.
Fresh this may be a fantastic rendition of a Belgian IPA but time seems to have been hard on this one.
12-14-2013 21:12:16 | More by KYGunner
3.29/5 rDev -17.3%
A: Clear orange color with a thin white head. Nice lacing and good bubbles.
N: Caramel, toffee, mandarin orange, some oxidation, leafy hops, esters.
T: Well balanced by the bitter and sweet elements. Tastes more like a barleywine/old DIPA than a BSA
M: Sticky, medium body. Alcohol is prevalent.
O: Not too bad. Hops have faded significantly and the oxidation level is light. Still solid, but not my favorite.
09-12-2013 19:51:45 | More by writerLJBerg
Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.