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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) | Stone Brewing

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3.95/5
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94 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Hoptometrist on 03-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
94
pDev:
11.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by sonata2008:
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4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden, lemony, and clear. A bit of lacing, but not much. Very little foam.

Smell: Very spicy, and hops are so apparent. I smell the "Belgian-ness" (i.e., unique yeastiness). Has almost a lemon fruity smell reminiscent of Mr. Clean, but in a very good way. A bit of pine in the background.

Taste: What an interesting taste! The spicy aroma really carries through to the taste. It's got a bit of bitterness which combines with the carbonation to give a tingling on the tongue. And, it is Belgian! You can really taste the phenol component. Not so much fruit. Maybe a hint of strawberries beneath the hoppiness. Definitely a lovely, complex beer.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation with a tingly sensation. Not heavy or silky. The finish has a bit of bitterness from the hops but it is fabulous.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable. Very smooth going down.

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Photo of MikePags
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Amber color, with a white head.

Smell: Citrus, malts, hops, pine notes, and cloves. Interesting combination of scents coming from this beer.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus, hops, malts, and cloves. Much like the smell, it is an interesting combination of flavor.

Overall: Not a bad brew, but not my first choice. Little bit of an identity crisis with this one, wants to an IPA and a Witbeir at that same time, I guess that is the best way to describe it.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Brenden
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Cali-Belgique - Double Dry Hopped (Calypso) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 94 ratings
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