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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,739 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,739
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 84
Gots: 266 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on March 3rd, 2009.

A: Clear copper color. Nice, this is one good looking beer.
S: The smell is typical of belgium beer. Spicy with some hops behind.
T: Strong taste that is very complex. Hard to get everything in the taste. It is typical belgium with some typical IPA taste. Spiciness with lots of hops! My first Belgian IPA. Quite special tasting, not bad, however I'm not sure I prefer it over a straight IPA.
M: Medium bodied beer. Mellow feel in the mouth. Dry at the end.
D: Quite easy to drink to the dryness of a beer.

To sum it up: A banana bread with lot hops in it!

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of kaseydad
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another wifey pick up.

Pours an almost clear bronze colored ale with a long lasting white foamy head. Slight haze.

Getting big time Belgie yeast/hop aroma. Banana, pineapple, pine, floral and rubber. Yup, it's all there.

The taste is a touch of sweetness on the onset with a bittering backbone on the swallow. Yeasty taste with a touch of doughiness. Dry and a little bitter on the aftertaste. Peppery.

Mouthfeel has a nice smooth and creamy element as it warms. Nice touch.

Overall I thought this was a nice take on the Belgian IPA style. The bomber was almost a bit much for my session but I enjoyed it.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had out of a growler bought at the brewery and poured into a pils glass.

A-very dense off white-rocky head. golder amber body

S-medicinal and clove smell

T-piney, clovey, some sweet malt flavor in there as well.

M-light

D- good, California IPA meets Belgian ale yeast. this is fusion gone right for a change.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of chilidog
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had thisone first at a tasting, i thought very good. Found it at one local store and bought two bottles.

Pours golden, well carbonated to support a nice white head. Lace, ring like, very well.

Aroma of citric hop. almost sugared grapefruit on the nose.

Taste and mouth, Hop bitterness at first you pick up pink grapefruit, citric tartness balanced by a candy-like sugared sweetness. The citric hop oil coats and lingers till the next anticipated sip.

Drinkable yes in tart applications. The 6.9% keeps it manageable with a meal yet worthy of your beer time effort.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of oelergud
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden body with a white head and good retention and lace.
Flowery, buttery and sweet smell.
Excellent sweet flowery flavor, buttery notes, vanilla and a nice warm aftertaste of hops and honey.
Full body and residual sugars. Dry finish.
Great drinkability.

-Oelergud

Photo of Moose90
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber Into Tulip Glass
Enjoy By: 03.26.13

A – Light yellow with amber hues. Big fluffy bright white head. Leaving nice puffy lacing down the glass.

S – Big Belgian yeast notes. Chalky orange, citrus, and coriander. Some light pine from the hops.

T – Notes of citrus resonate again, as well as nice juicy and peppery hops. The profile is complex.

M – Clean and refreshing. Crisp, lingering aftertaste is nice.

O – Very unique beer. A super yeasty IPA. Hops take a back seat role to the yeast here. Nice overall.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

on tap at Hollingshead's Deli in Orange, CA.

A- pours an orangish gold with a really rocky, dense white head. Look very inviting just from the start.

S- Definitely the Belgian yeast earthy smell. It's quite hoppy along with that. Similar to a Houblon Chouffe in terms of the earthiness combined with hops.

T- Really unique in this regard... you get a lot of orange citrus flavor right away, then fading to a huge amount of the Belgian yeast earthiness after that. It's quite complex as there's other stuff there I want to be able to describe but I just can't. Really good. The citrusy hops is where Stone puts its "Cali" in it.

M/D- The beer is on the lighter side overall, which is nice. Nothing too overwhelming in texture even at almost 7%. Still, this isn't my favorite type of beer, as the Belgian yeast character takes some getting use to along with a huge hop presence. Quite good still. Something different when us West Coasters want to go for something a bit different.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jettjon
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber into a goblet. Golden apple clear with vigorous precipitating carbonation streams. Thin, clingy white head. Nose of hops and spicy coriander with a hint of mustard. Tastes of strong citrus/piney hops and coriander, like a hoppy saison. Sweetish malt with a light bitter finish. Mouth is crisp and watery, on the thin side but quenching, complementary of the beer. Drinkability is very good, pretty smooth and tasty; definitely sessionable.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stone prior to enjoying a fantastic dinner. The beer arrives a yellowish golden color with a nice 2 finger creamy white head. Decent retention and some lacing. The nose is a mix of orange fruitiness together with a granny smith sweetness, together with the bubble gum yeast character. A faint hint of peppery spices. Nice aroma. The flavor follows suit: Citrus upfront, orange, grapefruit together with some apple and pear flavors. The spiciness found in the nose follows, though mellow. Medium bitterness. Very smooth. Finishes with a lingering bubble gum fruitiness. Nice. Lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Dry. Overall, one of the better Belgian IPA's I've had. I'd recommend.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,739 ratings.