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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,698 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,698
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 79
Gots: 240 | FT: 3
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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4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dry peppery and can't believe this is 6.9 for an Abv. A lovely example that I would be happy to belly up to again and again. Just so I can pad the would count from one of my favourite chalices for tastings the Schiltz American Abbey series. Nice residual sweetness balanced against aggressive dry hopping all making for a nice brew.

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4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

crustal clear golden yellow pour, 2 fingers white fluffy head, excellent lacing. smells of pepper, coriander, orange peel, piney hop smell. initial piney taste, with a sweet caramel orange flavor in the backbone, tastes more like a belgian than an IPA and is surprisingly not bitter (weird coming from Stone!!). medium bodied with a slight spicyness to it that makes it very refreshing, moderate carbonation, slight creaminess. overall, a great warm weather thirst quencher with a decent abv% that isn't overwhelming. very tasty and very refreshing - it's a shame it's so hard to get in my area.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Enjoy By 05.10.12. Served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazed very-pale gold with a finger plus of lumpy white foam. Mostly dissipates. A couple of swaths of lacing.

Aroma starts of with Belgian Golden notes. Bubblegum and pepper are strong. Fruity esters. A little bit of funk. Citrusy hops are in the background. Some booze.

Initial flavor favors the Belgian notes as the bubblegum comes through along with earthy, mildly sour fruit and spice. Things dry up immediately in the middle of the flavor and end on a snappy bitterness that you feel more than taste. Aftertaste retains a little of the earthy sour yeast flavor. Alcohol is present in the flavor, but nicely blended.

Medium bodied with slightly above medium semi-soft carbonation. Intense dry finish. Very drinkable.

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into Nonic

A: slightly cloudy, golden honey color with ample carbonation and a fairly robust but fast dissipating head.

S: sour fruit, slight sticky sweet floral aroma, grapefruit and honey,

T: clear match to the aroma, a lot of grapefruit juice-like acidity, a bit of a honey character, a little bready from the yeast, a bit of lingering bitterness

M: smooth but not cloying, crisp carbonation and neutral to dry

O: This is a darn good drink. I get more Cali than Belgium but that's OK. Find a bottle and enjoy.

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Half finger head with nice lacing on a deep golden hazy body. Aroma is typical Belgian stone yeast with citrus, mostly grapefruit and pear. Flavor is also very citrusy with a tangy and bitter finish. Nice yeast and hop profile. Medium body and moderate carbonation. One of the better offerings from stone for my tastes.

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,698 ratings.