Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,663 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,663
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 217 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, light golden colored, with a big white head. Some lace left over once the head recedes.
Smell is malt, citrus, wood, hops, vanilla and all very well balanced.
Taste is all that. Malt, hops are more forward and decidedly grapefruit, wood is more in the aftertaste. Lighter citrus and nearly no vanilla. Balance is a bit off compared to the nose but still good.
Medium bodied with the carbonation mostly up front. Nicely warming middle through the finish. A really nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dacrza1
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: July 27, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: post-Cinders dinner drink while viewing The King's Speech... APPEARANCE: beastly swirling tornado of effervescence ripples up to a snow-white two-finger head that frames a burnt-orange body--a beautiful glass to behold... AROMA: sugary, candied fragrance sits atop the classic Stone hops head bang--worth the price of admission just to soak in its aura... PALATE: soft, mildly hopped yet beguilingly medium-bodied; warming in the throat but not intrusive; a paradox that seems to bare out the uniqueness of the beer's namesake...TASTE: provocatively complex tart--grapefruit and pepper indelibly cascade with each swallow; balanced and substantial,, but in a way that invites a second bottle... OVERALL: Playing off the film, I will say this beer does not possess a stutter-inducing ABV, but the flavor, frame and aroma, this beer has a lot going for it...the over-babble on the bottle label could be severely edited, but no mistaking the beer is one I will recommend to friends, give as a gift and seek out when disposable income is more readily available...

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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Photo of dar482
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a light golden peach color with a white head.

The aroma is quite fruity with citrus, grapefruit, and Beligan yeastiness. You also get some bright yeast and fruit notes.

The flavor follows with grapefruit, some sweet bready malt, bubblegum. There's a bit of spiciness along with some herbal notes.

The finish is quite drying with lots of grapefruit. It's a strong bitterness that really shows you that this is an American BIPA.

An interesting brew. I prefer a few of the Belgian options I have, but this is quite good.

Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,663 ratings.