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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Tap at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Aroma is grassy, herbal, with a pleasant red wine sourness/ acidity. Not sure if its the hops or the Belgian yeast thats conflicting with the acetic wine character. Noticeable amount of oak wood mixed in the flavor too. Maybe its just me being used to red wine flavors in sour ales. Not bad, just meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shippy (29) - - OCT 8, 2015
On draught at the West End Tavern. Golden orange color with a decent sized white head. Great aromas on this beer with floral scents, peach, dark fruits, maybe some raspberry. Flavors of the red wine barrel come through more in the taste with earthy notes, more dark fruit flavors, and some sourness. Smooth, mouth feel on the lighter side. Overall a very good and intriguing beer, a conversation starter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (4648) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Draught at Lord Hobo, 9/27/15.
Paul (scopey) shared this one with me and after having a sip, I handed it back to him and said "Wow, thatís not bad!" to which he quickly replied, "Well, not really."
I didnt actually mean the beer wasnít bad (obviously, being a Stone beer, itís pretty bad) but was just surprised that it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting, so I just blurted out "wow thats not bad" in my extreme shock. Yes, itís heavily over-barreled with a huge dominance of both grape and wood to the point where you arenít even sure what the base beer that youíre drinking is. BUT, the flavors, had they just been toned down, were actually enjoyable, with no grainy/harsh tannin, no harsh alcohol or overly phenolic wine character. Carbonation was ample and yet not too high, with an actual body to it and some chewy texture (obviously the woodiness helping there). So yeah, itís "Not that bad"....for Stone, who should fire all of their management and executives and start over again from scratch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a burnt orange color topped with a small head. Nose is heavy oak wine grapes citrus tons of different fruit going on here some sweetness and hops. Taste is more of the wine barrel forward to be along with a little bitterness plenty of fun tropical fruit to make this a very interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Cloudy orange golden color. Spicy aroma and slight sour flavor with a saison like spice. Oaky on the finish. Very well done once again stone. https://nurdspace.nl/ESP8266 https://nurdspace.nl/ESP8266

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9412) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (985) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at big bold beer fest. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is very mildly sour, sour grapes, touch of bitterness. Same in flavor. More tart, but not a true sour. Ok, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4781) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Complex, socky, caramel and fruity aroma. Nicely hopped, some mineral notes, alcohol bitterness, yeasty, peppery, woody. Woody finish tangy aftertaste. Clearish honey color. Interesting, not hugely drinkable for me. On tap, Baby Proof.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2505) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 24, 2014
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD. Clear, golden yellow with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, red wine, citrus, apricot, tropical fruit and spice. Taste of cabernet sauvignon, caramel, tropical fruit, orange, oak and yeast. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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