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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

916 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 916
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 419 | FT: 16
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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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-27-2014 16:23:30 | More by ncstateplaya
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malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-25-2014 13:42:44 | More by malfunxion
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Beaz18

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +10.6%

08-24-2014 01:55:29 | More by Beaz18
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sdub

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev -34%

08-22-2014 16:05:36 | More by sdub
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +9%

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

08-21-2014 23:49:42 | More by Roguer
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Mattriordan

California

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

08-19-2014 04:45:52 | More by Mattriordan
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clay_i

Georgia

4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

08-15-2014 02:03:29 | More by clay_i
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-03-2014 20:33:35 | More by JoelClark
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kdown

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2014 16:59:02 | More by kdown
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-29-2014 23:20:15 | More by DrBier
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2014 22:53:58 | More by beernads
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Nova_K

Indiana

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%

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).

07-21-2014 23:51:00 | More by Nova_K
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-20-2014 16:25:04 | More by Howlader
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%

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

07-20-2014 01:08:01 | More by Treyliff
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-19-2014 06:08:45 | More by zestar
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-13-2014 02:01:10 | More by CUbeerfan
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cmannes

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-12-2014 00:41:13 | More by cmannes
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strohme2

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-04-2014 23:13:54 | More by strohme2
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-03-2014 05:04:09 | More by GClarkage
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nleaders

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-29-2014 20:17:03 | More by nleaders
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Rothobinide

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-28-2014 22:43:53 | More by Rothobinide
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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-24-2014 05:00:55 | More by sourdog
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick fizzy, eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that was gone quickly. the body was crystal clear, bubbly, and amber.
s - very juicy smelling with some floral aromas as well.
t - juicy and sweet grapes dominant. very wine-like.
m - slick and thin.
o - i've had several gewurztraminers and this was very reminiscent. not my favorite VE but solid.

06-17-2014 19:26:49 | More by GPHarris
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reefa

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2014 17:41:02 | More by reefa
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2014 17:28:41 | More by Canada_Dan
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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 916 ratings.