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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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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-29-2014 02:14:00 | More by ThreeFishes
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beagle75

Iowa

3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with no foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Syrupy Belgian crystal malt is minimally yeast-affected; more comparable to honey. Adjuncts tend to disappear into the overall heavy-sweet sensory profile; one could make a case for the contribution of the grapes, but the herbs are particularly absent. That said, it is not overtly vinous in any way. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with refined Belgian aromatic malt and wheat-affected yeast esters that yield some similarities to imperial weizen. Additional bright stone fruit—very much like those inherent to the tripel style—is also present in the first half of the profile. Flavors become soft, earthy, and only marginally bitter into the slightly medicinal finish. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer exhibits a seamlessness that has developed over time since its release. The result is an initial crispness indicative of a tripel, followed by a spreading mustiness that is impossible to attribute only to the grape or herbal adjuncts. It is complex, though rather muddied—but at three years of age it leaves less of a question mark in the mind of the drinker than it did in 2010.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 23:51:07 | More by beagle75
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-25-2014 22:55:45 | More by jaydoc
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2Xmd

New York

4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice Belgian triple.
Over three years old and still clear, not much sediment. Amber color with a strong white wine grape smell. Low carbonation. Tastes of a nice mix of the wine grapes, Sauvignon Blanc, Gerwurztraminer, and Muscat with the Belgian Triple in the middle there. Mouthfeel u get a chamomile tea with honey on your tongue. Overall was very surprised how this held up. I thought I waited to long and it was gonna be one glass for me and the rest for the sink. Drink it now!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:56:49 | More by 2Xmd
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blindtiger24

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.

A: Light orange, copper color with no head.

S: Honey and lemongrass smells.

T: Slight fig and plum flavors.

M: Sticky, sweet mouthfeel.

O: Enjoyed the smells of this beer the most. Taste and mouthfeel were just missing that oomph.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 20:38:23 | More by blindtiger24
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-22-2014 02:45:24 | More by kvgomps
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a Stone tulip glass

A - This beer pours a clear golden color topped with off-white head. The head has larger than normal bubbles comprising it.

S - The aroma is grapes and Belgian yeast.

T - The taste has some pear, white grape, and Belgian yeast.

M - Moderate and smooth as silk.

O - I like it. It is smooth, yet still a sipper. I enjoy the light fruit scent and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 05:14:50 | More by buschbeer
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-17-2014 00:07:54 | More by montrealbcr89
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MeganPhillips

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-11-2014 02:37:38 | More by MeganPhillips
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-06-2014 14:36:49 | More by ThatsThatDude
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epim00

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

01-02-2014 21:35:44 | More by epim00
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-30-2013 13:56:41 | More by BuckTuckian
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-26-2013 21:34:25 | More by djtomain
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-21-2013 01:01:10 | More by BostonPhilly
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-19-2013 18:21:59 | More by MSandahl23
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-14-2013 03:10:11 | More by Buckeye982
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-14-2013 02:12:26 | More by jkball01
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3 year old Ten pours with a crystal clean body of golden Apple coloring and a rising head of tiny bubbles.

The aroma takes on a true Apple juice scent with some hints of honey and Reisling wine.

Apple seems to be a theme as I taste an Apple cider more so than a beer. There is also some dry white wine qualities that couple with the Reisling wine notes.

The feel is sprite and effervescent with prickly bubbling like a Champagne.

Maybe not the best of the Verticals but so interesting it's worthwhile.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 01:35:20 | More by KYGunner
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thegrimone

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-09-2013 08:06:46 | More by thegrimone
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-08-2013 05:29:15 | More by BillRoth
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SoonerNY

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-01-2013 03:04:12 | More by SoonerNY
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-28-2013 15:29:44 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-25-2013 06:52:25 | More by Mebuzzard
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-24-2013 02:08:11 | More by WanderingFool
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

11-19-2013 10:49:21 | More by largadeer
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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