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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,387 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,387
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 70
Gots: 124 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008)
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Reviews by beagle75:
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beagle75

Iowa

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour into a long-stemmed tulip glass at Beachwood BBQ.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of tight white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Initial strong pine and grapefruit citrus fade with time, revealing delicate toast and just a whiff of yogurt/sour cream. The overall intensity of this beer's smell declines as the beer warms.

T: Begins dry, with intense aromatic hop flavors of similar quality to those detected in the smell. The hops soon give way to pungent, cheesy, barnyard Belgian-style yeast character that adds interest and appeal to the overall experience. The finish features restrained bitterness that could be more intense, while funky yeast and citrus flavors linger.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, balanced but not really sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D: While beers of this style are fairly plentiful, this one from Stone is distinguished by its loyalty to the West Coast IPA flavor profile. Belgian yeast notes are incorporated with a practically seamless touch, frequently detectable but never crossing the line to aggressive. This beer also deserves a nod for being of typical IPA strength, unlike so many others of the style that end up as less approachable double IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2010 15:57:04 | More by beagle75
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typical west coast ipa smell of citrus and hops but also has just a hint of the belgian yeast maybe even a hint of cloves.
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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,387 ratings.