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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic AleStone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

923 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 420 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-02-2010)
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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%

OKCNittany, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

The 2010 offering of Vertical Epic was a tripel style Belgian. I liked this one quite a bit, though tripels aren't my favorite Belgians. Still, it was very well made and aged nicely.

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

vma, Sep 22, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev 0%

kingmaker, Sep 19, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.1%

memphischas, Sep 18, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

ncstateplaya, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

malfunxion, Aug 25, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +10.6%

Beaz18, Aug 24, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -34%

sdub, Aug 22, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +9%

Extremely sweet. Lots of grapes, honey, tea, flowers, wine, yeast. Very complex.

Roguer, Aug 22, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

Mattriordan, Aug 19, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

clay_i, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kdown, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DrBier, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

beernads, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Nova_K
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, IN.
Drank from snifter glass.

A - Cloudy. Golden amber color. Minimal carbonation with a quickly (under 5 seconds) dissipating head. Lacing is almost non-existent.
S - Immediate banana aroma. Slight cloves. Fresh chlorine and yeasty smelling.
T - Banana, green apple, yeasty/esters. Slightly spicy swallow.
M - Medium to heavy body. Sticky on tongue after swallow. Perfect amount of carbonation.
O - At first sip, it tastes and smells like a regular Belgian Tripel, but it develops subtleties when aerated (specifically Gewürztraminer/green apple).

Nova_K, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone snifter

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly, looks similar to a hard cider

S- vinous aromas of white wine grapes, banana and clove from the base triple, flower peddle, apple cider, candied sugar

T- classic triple flavors up front of banana and clove, the addition of the grapes adds a slight tartness with hints of ripe apple and pear, flowery hibiscus gives a floral sweetness with hints of candied sugar on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a spritzy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- the addition of grapes adds a nice variation to a traditional triple, good but likes '11 and '12 better so far

Treyliff, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

cmannes, Jul 12, 2014
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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.