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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,432 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 137 | FT: 1
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle bought for $5 poured into a Imperial pint glass.

A:
Poured a thick head, clean white-beige in color, with above average retention, gradually declining to a thin cap atop the body. The alpine lacing was exceptional with strong spider webs on the sides of the glass. The body was fairly transparent, slightly hazy golden orange color, with the carbonation migration visible on the glass.

S:
Aroma is densely fruity, with mango, grapefruit rind, and cardamon-coriander like spices being readily apparent, resting on an appropriate Belgianish yeast (slightly Brettanomyces-like mustiness) and a some what earthy pepper-clove blend. ,

T:
The overall flavor is a very tropical mix, very complex with some pineapple and mango characteristics being the most obvious attributes. Front of palate picks up the malt sweetness joined to earthy grapefruit rind. Mid-palate balances Belgian yeast, slight bit of Brettanomyces, mild hop bitterness, and very subtle malt sweetness quite well. Back of palate is pleasantly bitter, quite dry and not slick. Also as subtle as the malt, are the complex spice notes of coriander, cardamon, ginger and cloves.

O:

The Cali-Belgique IPA is an Americanized Belgian-style ale that I wouldn't necessarily recognize as a Stone beer. The hops are very toned down by their standards, but definitely contributes to many levels of complexity.

D:

As a disclaimer, the level of subtle-ness should calibrated with the fact I enjoyed a Oaked
Arrogant Bastard along with Stones 16th anniversary IPA before tasting this great beverage.

Serving type: bottle

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.