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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,530
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 169 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear orange/amber with a frothy white 2 finger head. Great lacing as it does down.

S - Belgian yeast esters on the forefront that is supported by light citrus to floral hops.

T - The yeast dominates just like the smell. The citrus hops & floral goodness leaves a light bitterness on the end.

M - Not a heavy body, a bit thin but has medium carbonation.

O - The belgian influence really plays well off the IPA aspect of this beer. Is nice to drink for a change of pace beer.

cvm4, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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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%

wtkphoto, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

jtdolla911, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

ChrisKayler, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

twizzbeatz, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Devinph, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a great while since I've had this. My brother got me a bomber for Xmas - thanks bro!

Pour is crystal clear amber/orange with a white head. Shrinks down a ring and slight cap pretty quickly but retains well as such.

Smell presents sweet malts, light Belgian-y tartness, some grassy hops and light fruits. Decent strength.

At first I'd say the Belgian yeasts get quite an upper hand, but as it warms this becomes a good mix of Belgian and IPA. Sweet and fruity with some farmy funky yeasty twang, kind of a saison feel. Nice grassy and citrus hops with some caramel malts, apple and white grape.

A solid mouthfeel, good body for the ABV, medium-high carbonation and no booze. Keeps you sippin.

It takes some time for the hops to shine, but when they do it makes for quite the beer. You can definitely taste the Stone IPA here but it's gone through quite a pleasant transformation. A unique blend that's on the lighter side, refreshing and tasty.

Chico1985, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

stone3187, Feb 06, 2013
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bca115, Feb 06, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer was has on draft at The Avenue in Allston. Served in an 11 oz snifter.

Appearance: It is a pale orange color with one finger of head that reduced to a thin layer. It has a hazy clarity and vision of bubbles moving up through the glass. Crazy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Spicy, malty, bready, citrus, tangerine, pineapple, and mango.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, very drinkable, lingering bitterness, medium bodied, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA. Happy to have finally enjoyed this on draft. More please.

Flounder57, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

liamt07, Feb 05, 2013
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2.08/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

"Cali Belgique with French Oak" served from a cask into a New Belgium stem-goblet at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Chinook and Centennial hops. Reviewed from notes. Cost was around $9.00.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger white colour thin head of little lacing and no cream. Appears quite soapy. Body colour is a vibrant copper-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Caramel, sweet malts, fresh floral hops, some hop oil, light nectar, and a bit of soapy detergent. A mild strength aroma.

T: Hop bitterness with no balance whatsoever. Little oak at all. Some floral character does come through, but the hp notes are mainly just flat bitterness. Simple and bland. Boring. Poorly executed.

Mf: Thin and weak. Undercarbonated. Slightly nectary. A casualty of its cask serving type.

Dr: Difficult to drink due to its low quality. A major disappointment, even coming from Stone. I definitely wouldn't get this again. One of the worst beers I've had in a while.

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kojevergas, Jan 29, 2013
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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,530 ratings.