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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,648 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,648
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 213 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JesteR14
3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- this beer is like a slightly darker budweiser in color. But to me what gives it extra points is the head. It's foamy a sticks all over my pint glass. Very tiny bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass at all times.

S- when I smell this beer I smell apples and some lemon and banana, with some hints of some hop. Defiantly strikes me as a belgium beer, and defiantly smells likes it will be good.

T- the taste if this beer is dry, and has a firm Belgium flavor. I definatky taste apple lemon and bitter hopsand little bit of spice. The hops come in later and leave a lingering bitterness in my mouth. I really like hoppy beers and especially stone, but this one is not my favorite tasting. However it is still a solid beer anqd great interpretation, and anyone who is looking for something different should give it a try.

It's a good beer and I'm glad I got to try it while it was out. just not my specific taste.

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed yellow orange color. Two and a half fingers of creamy off-white head. Retention is average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

4.5 S: I had wondered while opening this if Stone would resist the urge of overpowering this with hops and removing any chance of this being Belgian in nature. Fortunately, they have and the results are splendid. Earthy, fairly dry Belgian character with notes of apple orchard funk. Peppery yeastiness. Perfectly balanced with tropical fruitiness from the hops with emphasis on orange.

4.0 T: The taste is like the nose, but a little less intense. Funky and earthy base beer. Mild bitterness. Hops offer less citrus than in the nose, but orange is still leading the way. Mild peppery spiciness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. It's fine here, but it's missing the spritziness from a true Belgian and the creaminess from a true IPA.

4.0 D: Solid offering. Probably one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had in a long time.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of korguy123
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tulip.
Best before 4/06/2012

A- Crystal clear darker than straw yellow. Three finger foamy white head that drops to a soapy cap. Lacing is excellent.

S- Nice Belgian yeast, slight pepper spice with a wonderful west coast grapefruit hop aroma. Sort of saison meets ipa.There is a slight malt sweetness.

T- Very interesting. I was looking for an Belgian inspired West coast hop atomic bomb and it isn't the case. There is an excellent malt sweetness that mashes well with the yeast spiciness and the floral and citrus hops.

M- Light to medium bodied. Good carbonation, juicy finish.

O- Excellent, I wish I tried this much sooner. I've been missing out.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Poured from a bottle. Crystal clear amber with an inch of white foam in a tulip glass. Foam dissolves to a film with great lacing.

Smell is clearly Belgian. Nice bananna/clove with some juicy hop.

Taste is a little less Belgian and more IPA. Still plenty of bananna/clove but also a citrus hop flavor. A little more citrus as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

A: 1/4" off-white head that dissipated quickly over honey-amber liquid with good clarity.l

S: Noble hops: grassy, earthy and citrusy with sweet malt undertones.

T: Grassy, earthy and citrus hops which give way to biscuity malt and a strong tasting yeasty finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Its no La Chouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA has a thick, creamy, white head and a hazy, yellow-orange appearance with lots of tiny streaming bubbles and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is of citrus hops and light barley malt. Taste is of citrus, biscuit malts, lots of wonderful bitterness, and even a faint bit of banana back taste. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Stone Cali-Belgique finishes dry, crisp, and easy drinking. This is a wonderful beer.

RJT

Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,648 ratings.