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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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RussBecker1


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-29-2012 22:29:02 | More by RussBecker1
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

07-21-2012 23:24:23 | More by ONUMello
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safiske

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-11-2012 03:52:04 | More by safiske
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-10-2012 01:52:25 | More by Iowacraft
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-03-2012 22:58:28 | More by brbrocc
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Czar_chasm

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-22-2012 23:47:53 | More by Czar_chasm
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-16-2012 07:02:34 | More by InfernoBoss
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-16-2012 00:23:46 | More by Zbrown2307
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-05-2012 23:19:36 | More by Amp
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-24-2012 15:21:54 | More by Carillon
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Brenden

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.7%

04-14-2012 03:36:48 | More by spouse
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Farky87

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-05-2012 02:20:30 | More by Farky87
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-30-2012 19:52:59 | More by RKing44
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-05-2012 22:46:46 | More by jaidenjb
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

03-05-2012 02:21:49 | More by nrbw23
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-05-2012 01:34:32 | More by andrewj17
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b3shine

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

On draft at Dutch's (served in a pint glass). Looks good; lighter like a BIPA should. Smells good too; pears and apples. Tastes good too; much better than its non-dry hopped counterpart. Mouthfeel is good too; easy to drink, but distinct. Overall, a very good beer that I'm happy to have had the opportunity to try.

03-02-2012 23:33:43 | More by b3shine
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

03-02-2012 03:16:11 | More by Hoptometrist
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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.