Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing

Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic AleStone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
957 Ratings
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic AleStone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
476
Ratings:
957
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
413
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 957 |  Reviews: 476
Photo of Roguer
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely sweet brew, featuring lots of grapes, honey, tea, flowers, wine, and yeast. A very complex bouquet that translates directly to the palate. If this beer were a touch less sweet, it would be even better; as it is, it's quite enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Nova_K
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, IN.
Drank from snifter glass.

A - Cloudy. Golden amber color. Minimal carbonation with a quickly (under 5 seconds) dissipating head. Lacing is almost non-existent.
S - Immediate banana aroma. Slight cloves. Fresh chlorine and yeasty smelling.
T - Banana, green apple, yeasty/esters. Slightly spicy swallow.
M - Medium to heavy body. Sticky on tongue after swallow. Perfect amount of carbonation.
O - At first sip, it tastes and smells like a regular Belgian Tripel, but it develops subtleties when aerated (specifically Gew├╝rztraminer/green apple).

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Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone snifter

A- pours a clear golden orange color with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly, looks similar to a hard cider

S- vinous aromas of white wine grapes, banana and clove from the base triple, flower peddle, apple cider, candied sugar

T- classic triple flavors up front of banana and clove, the addition of the grapes adds a slight tartness with hints of ripe apple and pear, flowery hibiscus gives a floral sweetness with hints of candied sugar on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a spritzy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- the addition of grapes adds a nice variation to a traditional triple, good but likes '11 and '12 better so far

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GPHarris
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 957 ratings
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