Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.78/5 rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
If you go online Stone publishes the recipes to all their vertical epics--that's nifty. Cloudy gold color with a thin, white insta-vanish head.
Smells like Capri Sun, light tropical fruit, bready yeast, peach rings, and sharp, but timid, citrus hop.
Heavy fermented sugar malt, clumpy citrus hop, and toasted plantains. Tropical fruit character (from yeast, not hops). Effervescent carbonation.
The hops have already faded out of this a whole lot and I can't imagine this beer holding up until 12/12/12.
Update: 6/30/13. The review above is from 2010. Now that we're going through all the Epics this was by far my favorite of the series. It doesn't hold as an IPA but there's tropical fruit out the yin yang and it makes for a great triple/bspa.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 14:44:53 | More by donkeyrunner
Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.