06.06.06

~ Initial Tasting ~
July 30, 2008

The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish!

Mitch Steele

Head Brewer

APPEARANCE:
Golden, creamy white head.
AROMA:
Clove, banana, very fruity, some tropical fruits and a hint of pine.
FLAVOR:
Banana, citrusy hop flavors, floral, a touch of alcohol
PALATE:
Medium light body, crisp and refreshing. Very bitter finish.



John Egan

Lead Brewer

APPEARANCE:
Golden
AROMA:
Fresh baked pastries, kiwi fruit, strawberries, alcohol
FLAVOR:
Belgian Yeast, hops, citrus, floral, berries, and plums
PALATE:
Refreshing, subtle, alcohol, and effervescent