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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

907 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 415 | 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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socon67

New York

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden into a chalice glass. Lots of carboantion visible. Some lacing. Impressive foam in the pour that settles quickly. Clear.

S - Smells sweet, with noticeable fruit. The grapes do add to the aroma.

T - Initial taste is sweet. There is a spicy vibe to it. Has a dessert wine qulaity; the sugary flavor is throughout. I like the mix of this and the belgian yeast flavors.

M - Decent feel, light bodied. But with the carbonation and the sweetness I don't know if more than one will be nearly as great.

O - Really interesting and I might regret not getting the other verticals. Certianly one I was glad to crack open.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 19:53:57 | More by socon67
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uziangis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-11-2011 18:49:46 | More by uziangis
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33%

12-11-2011 16:40:11 | More by alamode
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-11-2011 00:12:37 | More by brokentee
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Vertical Epic glass because that's how I roll.

Beer is yellow / amber and mostly clear with a white head low retention, no lacing, moderate carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma at first is really yeasty, almost skunky, but then the sweetness, and the esters come through. It is a mildly spicy Belgian ale.

Beer is quite thin, a little dry on the finish, pretty sweet throughout though. It is quite strong in flavor, carbonation sharp on the palate, decent but a little boozy still. I'll have it again at a VE party.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 17:01:07 | More by drabmuh
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

5/5  rDev +33%

12-10-2011 17:01:01 | More by ROBSTARR
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Britton

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-09-2011 18:46:24 | More by Britton
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-09-2011 04:31:34 | More by rab53
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-09-2011 02:22:54 | More by CGMLS3
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Amdy

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2011 08:41:40 | More by Amdy
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2011 06:55:41 | More by kornkid8600
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2011 20:53:02 | More by tclapper
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mutd8710

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2011 15:12:01 | More by mutd8710
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fergster75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-07-2011 02:58:16 | More by fergster75
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy orange. Very little bubbles. No head, instead a white ring of foam...

S - Some huge Chardonnay notes, lots of white/greens grapes. unique. Some faint vanilla.

T - The taste has improved ten fold since last year, but it still tastes like a glass of white wine... There's nothing overly Belgian about this brew. Almost a sour.

M - A very bitter and twangy brew. This one is overly unique. Some heat. Carbonation is moderate, good for the style.

O - A vast improvement now that it has some age... But it still lacks body and depth. Grape is overwhelming. Worth splitting with a friend.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 02:12:36 | More by chugalug06
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gonzoechoes

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-06-2011 00:46:33 | More by gonzoechoes
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 23:28:36 | More by JohneHoodlum
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-05-2011 22:08:43 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +33%

12-05-2011 14:28:02 | More by bluesplit63
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 06:56:35 | More by twelveinches
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +33%

12-05-2011 03:12:27 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-04-2011 18:06:16 | More by whallgren
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meich75

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-01-2011 16:34:59 | More by meich75
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GHeinze89

Georgia

5/5  rDev +33%

12-01-2011 04:15:23 | More by GHeinze89
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-01-2011 03:26:36 | More by barnzy78
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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