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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,484 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,484
Reviews: 955
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 73
Gots: 154 | 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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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-31-2014 02:25:40 | More by Pens1967
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2011 15:51:43 | More by Pellinore1
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moarmare

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-02-2013 13:43:52 | More by moarmare
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +14%

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...

07-29-2013 02:20:56 | More by dacrza1
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Served in a large pilsner glass

A: pours a golden color with a slightly hazy texture to it. Also has an ample ammount of fluffy head

S: very nice and unique scent that contains both the belgian and ipa characteristics

T: beautiful taste, nice, but not overpowering, ipa characteristics. The belgian/wheat characteristics are present in the background but also help to make it such a smooth drinking brew

M: average mouthfeel with a slight ammount of tongue tingle

D: highly drinkable beer with very smooth characteristics but still beautiful tastes

Overall I absolutly love this beer and it is my mission to spread its wonder to all

10-27-2010 23:52:45 | More by BigPlay1824
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

03-02-2014 05:30:14 | More by rkarimi
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.8%

03-01-2012 00:18:10 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-12-2012 12:12:44 | More by lccrunchy
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NWer

Washington

4.63/5  rDev +16%

On the bottle neck: "Enjoy by 12/01/11"
Nice pour into my Chimay chalice. Moderate head. Dissipates quickly. Golden clear appearance.
Wow factor in force. Initial impression of taste blew me away. Fantastic experience. Semi-sweet up front followed with a lemon peel back end.
A very enjoyable beer so full of flavor it's sipable without the extreme ABV.

10-23-2011 18:26:26 | More by NWer
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patrick802

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2014 16:28:04 | More by patrick802
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bh123

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-18-2012 06:50:42 | More by bh123
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-27-2014 21:10:40 | More by harsley
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kegger22

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Poured a slightly hazy amber with a two finger head with good retention. The aroma was hops citrus. The taste was more IPA than Belgian, it wasn't so loaded with carbonation that you could taste nothing else. Mostly citrus but I got just a hint of banana too. Nice blend of bitter and sweet. Feel is light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good. Sorry, but I didn't see this as anything more than a tricked out IPA, good though.

09-25-2009 21:20:34 | More by kegger22
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.8%

02-15-2012 23:50:11 | More by Shilt
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-08-2013 03:27:15 | More by larryarms847
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-13-2012 00:27:53 | More by acevenom
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

05-16-2014 05:03:03 | More by brpendergast85
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beergod1

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

Not sure what I was expecting with this. I was pleasantly surprised. Thanx DK. Poured into a St. Bernadus Goblet,clear Honey colored pour with a foamy ivory head that leaves significant lacing on the inside of the glass. The nose is...interesting, earthy, some Belgian yeast character, spicy hops, Grapefruit rind. Nice bitter sweet flavors, a hint of belgian yeast, caramel, grapefruit and pine. Fruity bitter finish. Active carbonation. Delicious beer. Drinks very well.

08-15-2010 15:40:38 | More by beergod1
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Bfarr

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -24.1%

Clear orange amber with a foamy/frothy off-white head and good retention. Pine-floral aroma with a yeast backdrop. Floral and pine hop bitterness. Extensive saltiness. Balanced sweetness at forst shifts to bitterness. Light bitter linger. Smooth feel with a bite.

I remember enjoying this much more previously. Perhaps it was mishandled since it was best before 4/22/11. Overwhelmingly saltiness makes for a more basic, strong IPA with only minor yeast qualities. I'm going to have to search for a fresh one on this as it didn't compare to Le Freak.

03-01-2011 00:48:49 | More by Bfarr
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2013 17:35:51 | More by jminch
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-27-2012 03:26:33 | More by xdtfx
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-20-2013 22:20:02 | More by Bear1964
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-19-2014 02:21:40 | More by mpenning13
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Domvan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-26-2014 04:23:23 | More by Domvan
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-14-2011 21:51:24 | More by Neffbeer
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,484 ratings.