Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) - Stone Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3.89/5 rDev -1%
22oz bottle into a .5 cylinder named Spaten.
A- Two finger fast fade head, although at first ample... soapy pour, lacing strong. Foggy light gold amber color.
S - Way more belgian than IPA. Coriander, spice, yeast. Classic, not terribly American.
T - Now we experience the hops, esp frontal and middle arc, excellent hops, citrus and a hint of bitterness upfront that gives away to Belgian sweetness, spice, and yeasty esters. Complex, woody, grass, spice. Alot going on, but it works.
M - Very nice, class belgik, on front of tongue. Astringent - tingly carbonation.
Overall: MORE Belge than California, wish it was reversed! As a reviewer wrote " made me want a Stone IPA , bastard, or Ruination". Worth a try - a true Belgian without too much Stone Signature.
08-13-2013 23:46:59 | More by Act25
3.45/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
03-23-2013 01:55:26 | More by techn0phobe
Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.