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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,800 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,800
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 87
Gots: 300 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008

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Ratings: 2,800 | Reviews: 996
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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice.

A - Poured a golden orange with a frothy, two-finger head.

S - Similar to the regular IPA (fresh hops) with some berry notes. Interesting.

T - Again, similar to Stone's traditional IPA, only some of the hop flavor is subdued in favor of a crisp, apple-like sweetness and tartness. A little boozy on the aftertaste.

M - Pretty typical of an IPA. Medium-thin body with a good deal of fizziness.

O - Definitely more interesting than their traditional IPA, but still carries much of its profile. Why go back?

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4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pjcheatham
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdphill
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Stone does amazing IPAs, and this is no different. The only thing is with this beer is that it is very light. Much like a light IPA. I didn't get that strong IPA kick while I drank this one. Great for someone who's just starting out on IPAs or for someone looking for something light with a little IPA taste

Photo of BeerEsquire
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lorihall1
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried a 4oz sample at Pasadena (Liberty Station) store

Appearance - 4.5/5
2 fingers of white foam. golden yellow, clear.

Smell - 4/5
Strong and crsip citrus and pine hops, slight breadiness

Taste - 4.5/5
Citrus with strong banana notes and a slight breadiness. I really like the breadiness and the bananas, they really balance the beer out; Stone IPAs are typically too hoppy for me, but this is great. A little spiciness.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium body, smooth yet crips, medium level carbonation

Overall - 4/5
Good IPA, probably my favorite IPA from Stone.

Photo of Ohiolager
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Judging by aroma and taste, this is stones standard ipa with Belgian yeast added for a sweeter candy-like background. Not as good as other brews from stone but still very good and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jamesmk48
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive never had a Belgian IPA before. I must say it is very different in my opinion, not saying its a bad taste but not at all what you'd expect from a usual IPA. The hop smell is there, the taste is typical Belgian flavors on the front, and hoppy on the back end. Overall pretty good.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLISON01
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cchrink
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big fan of stone and the initial smell of the beer had me excited, but I didn't think the hops and belgian style quite worked here.

Haven't had many Belgian IPAs, but Flying Dog Raging Bitch is what I would recommend if you want one. For stone I will stick to their other great IPAs if I want some hops

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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,800 ratings.