Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bnes09:
4.38/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale lemon color with a few visible bubbles rising to the top. Thick, luscious, soapy white head which maintains itself very well and coats the glass in foam. Quite transparent.
Fresh, complex hop aroma of pine, tangerine, lemon and ginger. Plenty of fresh, lively yeast in the mix as well with clove character.
Aggressive hops in the flavor with lemon rind, grapefruit and pine needles. Sturdy malt character keeps things in balance with white bread and honey tones. Yeast is present and definitely Belgian. Finish is dry with lingering ginger and pine spice notes.
Medium bodied, smooth mid-drink from the yeast and drying in the finish due to the hops. Good texture and well carbonated.
This is exactly what a Belgian IPA should taste like. All the complexities of a Belgian brew with an aggressive hop bitterness, a dry, crisp finish and a well balanced drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2012 23:45:25 | More by bnes09
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
I was looking for something a bold and different and went with this unique brew.
color:7-9 SRM, a beautiful rich golden color.
Appearance: poured thick like tripple, nice thick head, and slightly effervescent.
Mouthfeel: thick, heavy
Smell: yeasty, hints of orange, lemon.
Taste: yeasty and bread like with lemon and slight citrus notes.
Experience: was stoked at the thought of a Belgian/American IPA hybrid beer. Poured a great golden color and nice long lasting 1 finger head. From the first taste I think Belgian all the way. It's heavy mouthfeel and bready/yeasty flavors soak the palate, only to be cut by a slight lemon citrus finish from those west coast hops.
I expected more of a hop presence, but I'm disappointed in a good way. This beer is descriptively complex and is a must try for hop heads and Belgian lovers alike.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:34:03 | More by Ziggyzig
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
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