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
3.5/5 rDev -12.1%
Growler pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, spice, alcohol, and herbal aromas. Taste is much the same with herbal and spice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting aromas and flavors that have held up fairly well since this was brewed.
08-23-2013 17:10:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.