Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.