Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ölbeat 174: Stone (Berlin) Cali-Belgique IPA

Brewery: Stone Brewing Berlin
Country: Germany (United States)
Style: India Pale Ale
Abv: 6,9 %
What about the beer?
Colour is bright golden orange with a large white head. Aroma has yeast, lemon and tropical fruits. Taste begins with yeasty fruity bitterness. Piny bitter fresh grapefruit dominates with strong yeast flavour and slightly malty flavour. Near the finish bitter citrus and dry pine are joined by sweet orange. Aftertaste has citrus bitterness and yeasty dryness.

Excellent quality West Coast IPA with yeasty Belgian twist. Bitter pine and citrus fruits meet funk, malts playing the bass. Easy, fruity, funky, tasty.


Funk, right? Metal, ok? That's funk metal. We'll pick some RATM here. Hate it or just dislike it, but there's something uniquely striking in Zach de la Rocha's vocal and rap style. The funk takes the Belgique part of the brew, by the way.

Rage Against the Machine: Renegades of Funk (YouTube)

From the 2000 album Renegades, the song was written by Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, John Miller and John Robie