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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
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 03-02-2012)
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DOCRW, Feb 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

astrobomb, Nov 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

spouse, Apr 14, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

jjboesen, Sep 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

HiWire, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mpenske, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

nzerbe, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of nrbw23
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

nrbw23, Mar 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

RKing44, Mar 30, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

techn0phobe, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Cavanaghty, Nov 09, 2012
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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.