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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,526 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,526
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 167 | 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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largadeer, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of juliusbush
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams 16oz glass.

The color is a Golden-amber, not quite copper, yellow.
Producing a Bright white head that reseeded quicker than expected but a nice soapy ish lacing

An initial whiff of a traditional California well hopped beer, followed by subtle banana and fruit esters

The carbonation is the first thing that hits my palate, followed by a kindof tangy hop bitterness pairing With a little malt and mellow sour notes

It leaves a smooth almost oily mouthfeel and the backend settles with a more dull and a more malty bitterness.

My overall impression is that if I didn't know what beer this was, I may have been more confused, but the titles describes a unique style well and it is perfectly suited to be a brilliant Stone product.

juliusbush, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

tastymug, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

keenanite21, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

zbooks, Mar 22, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Lagunitas mason jar

A - Pours a hazy, off-gold color, very thick 2 finger head, good lacing.
S - Smells awfuly sour, some dry pine, dank hop oil, bready malt, lots of spice.
T - Good upfront belgian flavor that fades to a sour bitterness that i find a little unpleasant.
M - Kinda refreshing once you get past the sour hop bite, and i feel the alcohol in the flavor a bit.
O - I'm not a belgian IPA guy, this has a lot of spice and character in this brew, that I'm sure would get some people excited, but its the sour belgian quality that doesnt sit right with me. Not awful, but not my thing.

Omnium, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

OMsweetOM, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Bfleming1281, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

lancecenter, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

chaint, Mar 17, 2013
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amalahow, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

alexknuckles, Mar 16, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pale yellow with a nice white head. Mild carbonation.

S- bready notes for sure, slight hop aroma, citrus.

T- Belgian all the way until about mid taste when the hop bitterness becomes apparent. Bready, belgian yeast, slight sweetness to it. Bitter hop finish.

M- crisp, clean, lightly carbonated, not very complex. Feels like you're drinking two different beers as it passes through your mouth. Belgian on the front and pale ale on the back.

O- I was pleased with this brew overall. I am glad it wasn't as hoppy as some belgian IPA's tend to be as that is not my favorite style. The belgian aspect of it was great.

Zbyler, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jminch, Mar 16, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised at the aroma of tonight's "Cali-Belgique". I dare say it had a "floral bouquet" scent about it. After tasting it a few times (drinking "through" the beautiful, foamy, 1/2 inch head) , I'd say the floral aroma was true, but with a citrus twist to it (limon/orange). Hops were definitely in the mix of flavors, but not overwhelmingly. The only "gig" I'd give it was the lingering yeast taste that stuck on my palate, which made me take another drink, one after the other. Overall, a great beer!

sooner961, Mar 10, 2013
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.