Stone Cali-Belgique IPA - Red Wine Barrel
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at O Niell's. Very dry. Rather fruity in a nice way. Funky aroma. Refreshing and tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8310) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft. Gold pou slightly tanner head. Smell is barrel dominant. Oak and vanilla and some wine. IPA is tasted in the flavor with some bitterness and spice, still a lot of barrel, vanilla and red wine soaked pears.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
10oz on tap at Neons, for $7. Pretty much entirely hazy orange amber color. Thin white head. Leaves good splotches, ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick body, then mrs dry in the finish. Spicy tannic taste up front. Get a lot of red wine barrel up front, as well as a general tart sourness to the taste, and moderate IPA bitterness. No mistake, this is way different than standard cali-belg. Some spicy earthy hops, tons of red wine tannin, and interesting spicy kind of grapefruity tropical fruitiness. A bit more heat than standard cali-belg, but it’s a mild, welcoming warmth. Oak. A lot less belgian yeast influence than I remember from standard cali-belg. Getting the apple cider, pear notes. Vinous, peppery. Touch of vanilla, slight mint. Really interesting, how strikingly different this is from the base. Kind of a lingering tannic-tart spicy sweet taste at the end, makes it harder to drink, but overall, this was very a very interesting, complex beer. 5oz of this would have gone a long way, 10oz made me write a page and half. Very interesting, what a red wine barrel did to this IPA. Much more interesting than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (4367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Chosen to be on my second flight at Stone’s Liberty Station outlet in San Diego on a sunny 17th March 2014. 8.2% ABV according to the beer menu. Cloudy dull gold body, with a small white covering. Sweet and fruity in both the nose and the taste. Hints of many different flavours from start to finish, easy to pick up some (wine notes, wood, bubble gum to name but three). Interesting and different, I liked it, the base beer of Cali-Belgique obviously helps, as that is a fine beer on it’s own without the extra barreling etc, etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft at Kudu. Deep honey pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of red wine, maraschino cherry, oak, buttered toast, subtle vanilla with faint citrus and yeast. Smooth round body with, oak dominating the flavor with cherry, dark fruits, buttered toast, marmite with some underlying citrus. Nice carbonation and mild warming finish. Pretty solid and one of the better aged IPAs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Tap @ Mongers. A: Cloudy red with a thin white head. Lacing. N: Big cherry, lemon zest, yeast, diacetyl, burnt grain, esters, oak, sage. T: Slight sourness surrounded by big bitterness. M: Resinous, medium body, dry. O: A beer that shows more wine barrel than Belgian IPA character. I don’t know that I’d have it again. Very oaky, without any the flavors i enjoy in the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, hazy yellow with a mild head. Aroma of earthy hops with vinous fruit. Belgian yeast played nicely with the wine barrel characters. With some age bitterness was low a nice fruity tones from the barrel and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6954) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a strange tropical fruit flavor with a red wine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3900) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cracker and biscuit malts, grape must, perfume, light tropical fruit, and some floral notes. Flavor is chewy malt base, smooth wine flavors, some hop bitterness, and tropical fruit esters; dry finish with a hint of oak. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
On tap at Cheeky Monk. Pour is clear orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Fruity, spicy, oaky, white grapes, bready, light fig, raisin, dark cherry, and oranges in the aroma. Taste French oak, orange peel, grapefruits, somewhat grassy, alcoholic, caramelly, dates, grapes and dark fruits. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Cool beer.

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