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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,504 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,504
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 159 | 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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Magery

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11-16-2011 02:30:00 | More by Magery
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-07-2012 07:06:29 | More by Diomede
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

A - A finger and a half of lush rocky compact head comprised of varying sized bubbles... Moderate retention give way to a delicate veil of lace with a fuller ring of Pale godlen orange color... An ever so slight haze... A little bit of slow paced carbonation rises in the center of the glass... A medium amount of stickiness remains on the sides of the glass along with a slight oily residue...

S - A wonderfully riveting hop aroma... Grapefruit... Pungent citrus... Some minor piney hop characteristics... Belgian yeast... The nose seems to fade greatly during the session... T

T - As expected the hops dominate the palette... Yeast... A subtle spiciness... Cracker... The hops also dominate the the aftertaste...

M - A tad bit of carbonation on the tongue... Delicate and sophisticated... Medium bodied... Slightly puckering... Exceedingly dry...

D - A wonderful Belgian IPA, but one that is a level removed from the best of style... A sipper with style... Enjoyable all the way around... Would gladly welcome in the future and invest my own money in buying additional bottles...

09-05-2009 02:38:00 | More by philbe311
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2014 23:27:01 | More by LakerLeith
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Adkins721

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2014 04:48:35 | More by Adkins721
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BeerSox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

22oz bottle into 25oz wine glass.

Crystal clear honey amber hue with the slightest orange tint. A one finger off white head barely dissolves at all. Eventually it settles to a thin cap along with a thick ring of lacing.

Biscuity malts along with some citrusy hops. There is a little bit of spiciness attributed to the Belgian yeast.

Along with the toasty malts come a splash of citrus. Some of the phenols from the Belgian yeast are on there, giving a little bit of spiciness. Full bodied.

All the BIPAs I have tried have come from Belgium. This is a pretty good American version of a Belgian style which is an interpretation of an American style that's originally an English style. Recommended.

02-01-2009 01:00:25 | More by BeerSox
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-08-2014 11:25:42 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-11-2012 13:06:00 | More by spark3148857
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-06-2014 22:47:02 | More by thetimhortonsman
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BoitSansSoif

France

4/5  rDev +0.3%

A-Amber gold w/slightly off-white head. Nice retention.

S-Spice, clove, banana, apricot, orange, earth tones, faint citrus.

T-Spice, clove, banana, pale malt, citrus-orange/tangerine, spice, apricot, with a spicy finish.

M-Light-to-medium bodied w/moderate carbonation and nice balance.

D-First time I've had this one, and I am a fan.

04-04-2009 03:02:03 | More by BoitSansSoif
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2012 00:58:45 | More by LotsofLupulin
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nataku00

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

On tap in a tulip glass at public house in sf. Golden yellow with a finger of head. Decent carbonation clearly visible through the clear beer.

Nose was grapefruit and a little spice.

Taste was grapefruit, with a hint of apricot forward, with good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Light body beer that drinks like a good ipa.

Decent beer, though I was hoping for a little more influence from Belgian yeast.

08-31-2010 05:33:58 | More by nataku00
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2012 20:51:24 | More by hoppymcgee
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DavidHume

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-10-2013 07:17:28 | More by DavidHume
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-28-2013 05:49:17 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Legend_316


4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2014 20:29:33 | More by Legend_316
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JDeming

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2014 23:09:18 | More by JDeming
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LoFiDave

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-10-2013 04:26:58 | More by LoFiDave
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-14-2011 06:45:26 | More by gtermi
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hyuga

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2011 05:34:34 | More by hyuga
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.3%

pours a light orange amber color, almost grapefruity, with a solid and voluminous two-finger peachy cream head that has some impressive retention. The fluffiness finally faded leaving some nice feathery lacing down the glass.

While resiny and piney with a strong west coast hopping, aroma is strikingly different than Stone IPA with a nice light Belgian twist. Beligian wit-esque yeasty, citrusy and a bit spice. Belgian aromas seem to win out over the IPA aromas.

Taste is interesting, as it's decidedly Stone IPA-esque, yet the Belgian yeast character is definitely there. Piney, resinous and citrusy, there's a delicious IPA in there, but the bready spicy and fruity Belgian yeast adds a nice element to the mix. It lightens the pine hopping. Finishes with a light Belgian-like lemon citrus bite thats perfect. I could go for a touch more of the Belgian yeast flavors, as it still seems a touch on the IPA side of the spectrum.

Mouthfeel is smooth with some ample yet fairly delicate carbonation to hearken to true Belgian qualities. A touch drying on the finish is perfect.

Impressed, surprised, happy. I'm not a huge fan of Stone IPA, but the Belgian yeasts makes this one deliciously different. Ultimately delicious and enjoyable. I definitely plan of snagging a few more bottles of these.

01-12-2009 18:20:56 | More by djeucalyptus
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-07-2011 20:53:48 | More by tclapper
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Sergeh

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-20-2013 22:25:41 | More by Sergeh
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Liquoric3

Germany

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-09-2013 19:32:35 | More by Liquoric3
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,504 ratings.