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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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DOCRW

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

02-17-2014 01:33:43 | More by DOCRW
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Washington

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

01-17-2014 04:34:48 | More by bernat1971
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astrobomb

New York

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

11-01-2012 04:39:19 | More by astrobomb
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spouse

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.9%

04-14-2012 03:36:48 | More by spouse
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a recommended tulip glass, this is Belgian IPA is a cloudy amber color beer that luxuriates under a frothy cap, one which breaks up like a whispy cloud.

The nose is consistent with the style; there is a whiff o apple, peach and honey; the taste is nice and pleasant with sweet bites of mango that transform into a subtle hop fade - the sweetness is retained.

This is a light and airy beer, more so than would would get from a dry-hopped process. Comfortable body that goes down easy on the palate. We all realize that some Belgians can sway to the sweet side; this decent beer does not. There is a simple balance here. I would not drink more than one in succession, however.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 00:26:56 | More by jjboesen
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HiWire

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-09-2014 03:23:00 | More by HiWire
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mpenske

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

02-16-2014 04:27:01 | More by mpenske
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nzerbe

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-04-2013 09:18:05 | More by nzerbe
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a bright clear golden color with a fairly small white head. Head is gone pretty quick and leaves some very light lacing.

S- Smell is pretty tame. For being doubld dry hopped the hop aroma is pretty light. I'm picking up more of the spicy yeast than anything.

T- More spicy yeast than anything here too. A bit of tartness too. A very light hop bitterness.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and a good amount of carbonation.

O- Wasn't a huge fan of the regular version and this one follows suit. If you're a big fan of Beligian style beers this one maybe up your alley.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 02:21:49 | More by nrbw23
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-30-2012 19:52:59 | More by RKing44
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techn0phobe

California

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Interesting seasonal but not one I will rush back for.

A- very soapy, suddy pour and looked appetizing in the glass for a while. Most of the head dissipated after a couple of glugs, however, but acceptable lacing left on top.

S - I got more of the syrupy Belgian sugar on the nose. Not overbearing, but doesn't smell much like a Us IPA at all - it's transatlantic influence defines the scent.

T - Tantalising hops, citrus and a hint of bitterness upfront quickly gives way to Belgian candy.

M - front of tongue, top of pallet heavy. A bit astringent - felt the carbonation.

Overall: Belge comes to California, rather than the reverse. Just made me want a Stone IPA or Ruination. Not a bad brew to try out, however.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 01:55:26 | More by techn0phobe
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Amber color, with a white head.

Smell: Citrus, malts, hops, pine notes, and cloves. Interesting combination of scents coming from this beer.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus, hops, malts, and cloves. Much like the smell, it is an interesting combination of flavor.

Overall: Not a bad brew, but not my first choice. Little bit of an identity crisis with this one, wants to an IPA and a Witbeir at that same time, I guess that is the best way to describe it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 14:29:56 | More by Cavanaghty
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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SB_Brewmaster

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-03-2014 03:51:37 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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zaptone

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-08-2013 02:46:13 | More by zaptone
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-05-2012 22:46:46 | More by jaidenjb
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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New York

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Idaho

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Washington

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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.