Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.03/5 rDev +1%
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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4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
More Belgian than IPA, most of the facets of this brew lean towards Belgium. Starts with a funky, yeasty aroma, lightly hazy golden body and small, thin silky head. Taste brings on the yeast again, but the Stone hops come in to bite at the end. Finish reminds me of some French cheese. Interesting!
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 01:43:10 | More by stevoj
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,411 ratings.