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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

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
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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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-05-2012 01:34:32 | More by andrewj17
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sonata2008

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +19.1%

Appearance: Golden, lemony, and clear. A bit of lacing, but not much. Very little foam.

Smell: Very spicy, and hops are so apparent. I smell the "Belgian-ness" (i.e., unique yeastiness). Has almost a lemon fruity smell reminiscent of Mr. Clean, but in a very good way. A bit of pine in the background.

Taste: What an interesting taste! The spicy aroma really carries through to the taste. It's got a bit of bitterness which combines with the carbonation to give a tingling on the tongue. And, it is Belgian! You can really taste the phenol component. Not so much fruit. Maybe a hint of strawberries beneath the hoppiness. Definitely a lovely, complex beer.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation with a tingly sensation. Not heavy or silky. The finish has a bit of bitterness from the hops but it is fabulous.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable. Very smooth going down.

08-10-2012 13:58:47 | More by sonata2008
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California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

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Minnesota

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04-26-2013 01:43:17 | More by Kenai4
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Iowa

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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%

Served into a pint glass at the Winking Lizard for the Glass of the Month

A- Poured a bright clear golden color with frothy head and streaming carbonation. Leaves coating lace

S- Really great and complex aroma of sour apple, lemon, pineapple, mango, and Belgian yeast. Not very strong aroma for being double dry hopped though.

T- Big apple, lemon, peach, pineapple, mango, floral, coriander, Belgian yeast, and spice flavors. Some astringency and bitterness on the finish

M- High prickly carbonation, medium body

O- This beer tastes like a hoppy saison. Really delicious and highly drinkable ale. Another great beer from Stone with huge tropical and fruity flavors.

03-02-2012 03:16:11 | More by Hoptometrist
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Brenden

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%

A rare sixtel (out of 2 available in the area) enjoyed on tap at The Attic last night.

The color is a medium gold with a brightness and clarity to it. A nice, creamy off-white head sits at a finger in height and shows some sturdiness. Consistent lacing is left on the glass in legs and patches.
This beer smells like a field of flowers and clovers with a strong yeast presence that blends well and speaks of the complexity found in the flavor. There are some tropical fruits and a big hop bouquet with very floral and drier hops notes, enough malt to balance and soften, and an undeniable Belgian yeast with a bit of sweetness (bubble gum) and lightly dusty earthiness. This is a fantastic beer that needs to be savored. Hoppy, as expected from Stone, with a softness from yeast and malts that plays very well.
Crispness is underlying in the feel before a nice smoothness comes out beneath and following it. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate.

04-17-2012 16:24:03 | More by Brenden
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured from a growler into a goblet
A: Very hazy gold with an almost nonexistent head.
S: Very floral initially, followed by warm spices, rounded out by light tropical fruit & some hops.
T: True to the name, there is a dry hop component that lasts across the palate. Underneath that, there is a floral initial attack followed by a tropical fruit midpalate then a dried flower/hop finish that lasts an incredibly long time. Complex and tasty.
M: Medium-bodied, crisp and complex.
O: Another fantastic Stone beer. Tasty, unique and complex. I have yet to have a beer from them I don't love.

07-21-2012 23:24:23 | More by ONUMello
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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.