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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

906 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 416 | FT: 15
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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Booner818

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

05-15-2014 05:44:00 | More by Booner818
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-27-2014 01:22:10 | More by midlifec
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mynie

Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Came across a halfdozen 10-10-10 bombers a couple of weeks ago, just sitting on a shelf. We cracked open a chilled bomber the night before Dark Lord Day:

Pour pale yellow and aggressively effervescent, very champagne-like. Smells like a deadringer for Champale. Seriously, I'm not being facetious; it smells like friggin Champale. Only better. Less ersatz. Imagine a very light Belgian Pale mixed with candy-sweet nodes of muscat. Very nice.

Tastes like it smells only with a pronounced floral finish. Big grapes, Belgian yeast, chamomile, potpourri. Nice combination.

I never had this fresh, but aging appears to have really helped the grape and fruit nodes meld into one another. Nothing's too intense, and while the flavor is certainly odd it's also wonderfully balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 01:53:13 | More by mynie
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-12-2014 20:26:03 | More by pcarney8
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-09-2014 17:35:45 | More by afsdan
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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-09-2014 04:27:28 | More by davegray
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-28-2014 20:35:36 | More by HollyHops
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RoyFokker

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-27-2014 03:19:23 | More by RoyFokker
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-21-2014 12:49:44 | More by Gotti311
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Hopscotchale

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2014 12:56:26 | More by Hopscotchale
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golf4collet

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.8%

03-20-2014 12:40:27 | More by golf4collet
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2014 01:24:07 | More by DantheMan75
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-19-2014 23:38:30 | More by DaftPatrick
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-17-2014 00:32:32 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2014 16:21:47 | More by Tricerahops
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-16-2014 14:43:18 | More by Fettpopps
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-16-2014 05:41:48 | More by TubaDan
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-26-2014 14:22:56 | More by Griffith
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codysjb

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-24-2014 01:25:02 | More by codysjb
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-18-2014 02:19:34 | More by DangerDawg
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-17-2014 23:16:02 | More by SpartyJoe
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-10-2014 15:12:45 | More by mikejonze
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bierdeflanders

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-10-2014 07:12:01 | More by bierdeflanders
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Chuggernaut00

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2014 20:37:16 | More by Chuggernaut00
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deaconblues78

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-04-2014 02:38:25 | More by deaconblues78
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.