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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) - Stone Brewing Co.

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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso)
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88
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 03-02-2012)
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AwYeh

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at 101 Bottles in Kent, Ohio. Served into a tulip. Quite happy to try this rare beer!

A: Pours a foggy, deep yellow color with a finger of white head topping off the glass.

S: Big citrus hop aroma hits me immediately; they're slightly stronger than the also powerful Belgian aromas that show up owing to yeast and candi sugar. Fairly sweet overall, but nicely balanced.

T: Once again, balance rules this beer; I get a lot of citrus and pine hops, alongside the aforementioned Belgian flavors. Some Belgian IPAs get to the point where Belgian flavors dominate them and show a bit of clash within their flavors, but not this one.

M: The quick notes I jotted down outside are just gushing about this one; it's creamy, it's smooth, and it needs to be ordered by you if you're fortunate enough to see it.

O: Very solid beer from Stone; I know some of their Belgian offerings have been met with a bit of skepticism here on BA since they began to introduce them, but I would order this again in a heartbeat if I saw it a beer and there weren't any new, highly touted offerings among the beer's tap list. I'm not sure that you'll see this at a bar that serves anything other than the best, but it's well worth trying if you do get a chance. Kudos to Stone; after this offering, I'll be more likely to try the next batch of their ordinary Cali-Belgique IPA, or maybe even their Belgian flavored Old Guardian or anise imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 07:57:01 | More by AwYeh
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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.