Cali-Belgique IPA - Double Dry-Hopped With Calypso | Stone Brewing

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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.

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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
94
pDev:
11.39%
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0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- poured a cloudy light gold with about two fingers of foamy white head. Head dissipates down to about a half finger and leaves thick lacing.

S- interesting citrus and spice blend. Citrus reminds me of grapefruit and lemon.

T-the belgian yeast definitely comes through. It tastes like a very hopped Saison, with the fruity esters and the hoppy citrus balanced quite well against the malt backbone.

M- hints of carbonation and a little thinner in feel.

O- a really good, albeit very different IPA than the usual.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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