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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

919 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 418 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

sourdog, Jun 24, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GPHarris, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

reefa, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Canada_Dan, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

NYR_Rob, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

LakerLeith, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

KevMo84, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

petermethot, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The smell comes off as a sour, and this has been nearly aged for 4 years. Some sour flavors come through, but a big white wine taste, the belgian yeast comes through. But big grape, and slight bitterness.

Great carbonation after all this time. This is very complex and powerful. Great..

Celtics17, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Noelito76, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JMBSH, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

razorsdescent, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

wolf_switzer, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Booner818, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

midlifec, Apr 27, 2014
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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.

mynie, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

pcarney8, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

afsdan, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

davegray, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

HollyHops, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

RoyFokker, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Gotti311, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hopscotchale, Mar 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

golf4collet, Mar 20, 2014
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.