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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

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
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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IWannaEatFood

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-01-2013 13:40:50 | More by IWannaEatFood
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Act25

New Jersey

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
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-30-2013 10:04:34 | More by Cynic-ale
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-03-2013 01:01:23 | More by Loveyourbeer
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-21-2013 20:09:16 | More by sjanowiak
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-07-2013 23:35:32 | More by HattedClassic
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-26-2013 06:06:10 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Spaz7

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-24-2013 21:10:34 | More by Spaz7
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-14-2013 21:16:52 | More by InspectorBob
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Flight0011

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-10-2013 05:35:36 | More by Flight0011
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-26-2013 01:43:17 | More by Kenai4
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BeerSnobery

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-20-2013 21:54:19 | More by BeerSnobery
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MikePags

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-02-2013 01:41:24 | More by MikePags
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CTChef

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-28-2013 01:19:45 | More by CTChef
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techn0phobe

California

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
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-10-2013 22:19:21 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-08-2013 20:43:49 | More by Mini4x
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zaptone

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-21-2013 03:49:14 | More by RudnicsMEB
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Mikegonzo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

02-14-2013 18:51:35 | More by Mikegonzo
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-06-2013 04:39:37 | More by BugTownPub
Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.