Stone Cali-Belgique IPA - Red Wine Barrel
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the Stone Company Store on Kettner SD, 14/11/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is bitter grapes, woody notes, pissy, red wine BA effect, spice, lihgt herbals and minit leaf. Taste comprises tangy red grape, trace of booze, lemon just, light tropical fruits, straw, bitter citrics. Medium + body, fine carbonation, smei drying close. Solid BA IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Stone 17th anniversary party. An unclear, golden to orange beer with a dense off-white head. At first, it smells like tooth paste, but quickly the vanilla and red wine from the barrels kick in. Alcohol notes and tropical fruits. Full body, warming and pleasantly carbonated. Quite oaked flavor, with fruits and a touch of Belgian yeast. Nice bitterness. Lasting warming finish with oak, tannins, fruits and bitterness. Unusual but quite nice. 130816

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Clear golden pour with a white head. Nice wine aroma, some apple cider notes, citrus hops, and excellent pear and peach fruit notes. Mildly tart, too. Seems to have sort of an unintentional sour flavor to it, but it works nicely. Apple cider, pear, and peach fruit notes, nice citrus, and some floral hops. Good red wine notes, mild wood, and a light sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very hazy orange with a yellow/beige head. Aroma is rather citrus sour. And oaky. Med body or better. Flavor is fruity, bitingly woody, and a touch sour. Red berry is present, but hard to pin down. Seems more sour stone fruit. Finishes woodily astringent, dry, bitter, sour. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #109. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear vibrant copper color with a thin foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of juicy citrus, herbal notes, mild wood and wine. The taste is tart wine, citrus hops, pale malt. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11345) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
Draught @ Stone 17th Anniversary Brewers Reception, San Marcos, CA
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, red wine, oak, yeast and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, oak and red wine finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10101) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Had on draft, but this is one of the new 500 ml releases from Stone as well. One of the rare instances where I like the barreled beer less than the original. The reason being most all of the dry blegian yeast/hoppy interplay is completely covered by the vinous, sour, fruity and acidicness of the barrels. Not a bad beer, just a completely different beer that is not as great as the original."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Stone Oceanside ][ $2 ][ Angled Snifter ][ 4.9.15 ]
>> Hazy red orange with weak foam. Funky nose with bourbon, poundcake, grape juice, bourbon sour mixed drink. Taste is sweet, syrupy up front, juice box, black pepper... probably from red wine barrel A bit dusty, astringent. Front palate is too syrupy initially and the finish too dry/peppery. Itís drinkable, but more than a sample would be too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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 itís 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.

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