Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Super cloudy dull orange in color. One finger head dissipates very fast. Some lacing.
S: Belgian funk upfront. Touch of citrus hops and then more funk.
T: Super sweet initially, finishes funky and bitter. Grassy, citrus hops.
M: Medium mouth feel, finishes slightly bitter and wet on the tongue.
O: I am a huge IPA fan and this was just what I was looking for, something a bit different. Funky Belgian yeast accompanied by citrus hops make this interesting to say the least. Not world class in my opinion but very good!
07-14-2011 01:34:09 | More by jmich24
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
Nice golden color with a creamy head. Good spiderweb lace. Steady flow of carb bubbles coming off the bottom. Smell is an interesting mix of citrus and spice. The pepper comes through strongly. Taste follows the smell. The pepper spice is the most prominent but there somehow remains a citrus backbone. Good full body. Another strong brew from stone. They never dissapoint.
08-31-2010 00:20:16 | More by beermanbrian
4.25/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured a yellow/burnt orange with a big amount of fluffy white head which dissipated quickly down to nothing but a ring. The aroma is a combination of orange and lemon/lime citrus with a spicy/fruity, slightly sour, Belgian yeast. Any malt character is subdued by the big yeast aroma. Flavor is fruity orange and mango but countered with a peppery spice of yeast. Malts are present more now than in the nose giving the hops a caramel/toffee backing. The spicy, clove, character dies down for the finish leaving only fruity hops and a bitter bite. Yeast subdues a massive hop character which goes well over a light and creamy body.
07-10-2011 02:15:33 | More by DrinkingDrake
4.1/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Pours a crisp, clean, and clear copper with hues of amber depending on how it is held to the light. I get a full inch of frothy and creamy head that produces mediocre lacing in sloppy broken rings.
S: The immediate impression is the spicy aroma of Stone's Belgian yeast strain. As i hold my nose closer, I can make out the signature piney hops of the Stone IPA from which this creation was spawned. There is a bitter presence to those hops, too. This is an interesting combination...seems almost like it could be a part of the Vertical Epic series, as those have been phenomenal style mixes.
T: Those piney hops come through as beautifully in the flavor as they do in the nose. There is no letdown as this Belgian IPA is true to its roots as a hoppy west coast creation. Complemented nicely and well-balanced by the spicy character contributed by the yeasts. The bitterness is muted and lets the flavors from the yeast and hops do their thing, without overpowering them.
M/D: Though they are subtle, the hops provide a syrupy resinous texture. Moderate carbonation is just about perfect. Light enough to handle a whole bomber on your own, but a little bit too much for more than that. This beer is a very interesting offering, and I can't wait to try it on tap next week.
10-11-2009 04:08:20 | More by NittanyBeerFan
4.48/5 rDev +12.3%
A 22oz pore into my Stone Cali-Belgique glass
A - A golden, pilsnerish clear color. Same appearance as the Stone IPA. 1 finger of head and some sticky lace left all over the glass
S - A nice hoppy aroma, but with an obvious belgian strain. Nice mix!
T - Bitter and citrus hops up front, and then that familiar candy sugar belgian yeast strain taste kicks in.
M - Medium bodied, well balanced, crisp finish
O - An awesome collaboration style! The west coast IPA fermented with a belgian yeast strain. Genius!
04-28-2012 02:15:40 | More by BeerDawgs
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
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
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,509 ratings.