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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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923 Ratings
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Ratings: 923
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 420 | 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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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
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DantheMan75, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tricerahops, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

TubaDan, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

codysjb, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DangerDawg, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SpartyJoe, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mikejonze, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bierdeflanders, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Chuggernaut00, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

deaconblues78, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ThreeFishes, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of beagle75
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.

beagle75, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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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!

2Xmd, Jan 25, 2014
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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.

blindtiger24, Jan 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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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.

buschbeer, Jan 20, 2014
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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