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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 03-02-2012)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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