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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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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
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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10-24-2012 05:56:31 | More by GRG1313
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Brenden

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-14-2013 17:47:01 | More by pathman
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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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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-25-2012 02:27:41 | More by Hopmodium
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-09-2013 20:51:40 | More by waddellc2
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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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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-22-2013 17:07:12 | More by JTomczak
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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California

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color when poured into a clear pint glass was amber with a reddish hue. The smell of mild piney hop with spices was evident in the aroma. The taste was of a medium pine flavor with a touch of spice and fruit. Not overly bitter. Well balance flavor and a big surprise for this IPA. In fact, a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 22:25:22 | More by BeerManDan
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-16-2012 07:02:34 | More by InfernoBoss
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Washington

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nzerbe

New York

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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-21-2013 01:45:00 | More by grumpygerman
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-11-2013 09:14:23 | More by seanchai
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

07-21-2012 23:24:23 | More by ONUMello
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Florida

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Washington

2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.