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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,702 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,702
Reviews: 977
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 79
Gots: 241 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cali-Belgie Bottle:

Slightly hazy yellow orange with bubble white head and patchy lacing.

Smell is an interesting balance of cloves, nanner bread, star anise, honey, and then slight amounts of earthy pine among citrus and prickly, moist, musty, hops.

Perfectly balanced between Stone IPA and Belgian yeast influence. Plenty of west coast hop profile blends with mild spice notes. Subtle pepper notes blend with mild bitterness while Belgian sweetness plays upon citrus fruitiness.

Very nice, slightly dry, highly recommended for an IPA change-of-pace.

Get it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 22 oz bomber served in a pint glass

A - Clear light golden with off white 2 finger head with great lacing and poor head retention.

S - Banana esters, wheat, lemon, coriander spice

T - A full palate adventure that starts with a bit of malt sweetness and wheat then followed with spicy coriander and a little sour citrus and finish with a dry balanced bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation

O - I really enjoyed it, not my favorite of Stone, but their beers are so fricken good. This one just isn't a standout among the greats, but still a quality beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this both on-tap and in the bottle. The tap wins.

A - Clear orange-yellow, good carbonation. Just what I like in my belgian-style IPAs.

S - Orange and grapefruit steeds with hops at the reins.

T - Kinda like the smell, minus horse flavor. Citrus fruits, twangs of lemon with heavier hits from orange and grapefruit. Hops aren't so heavy, but duke rather duke it out with the fruits, and pulls away from the 3 vs 1 as victor. A nice struggle and great flavor profile. Me like. A lot.

M - Clean. Pure. Crisp. Drying, leaving your tongue begging for more.

O - Great stuff here, a fantasic american take on a belgian take on an IPA. Yeah, you read that right. Get a glass.

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22oz bottle read best by 2/2/12. I just barely made it.

pours a clear gold with a metallic shine and a decent amount of rocky head. Sweet, rich caramel greet the nose first followed by a mild yeast spiciness - allspice and pepper. Green, tart hop aroma come as the beer warms. Sweet caramel leads to spicy lemon pepper. Turns tart and bitter as the yeast eases you into a hop bitterness. A smooth transition. This was less viscous than expected from the nose, but more on the heavy side for an IPA. Dry finish.

This was really interesting and very polarizing, I'd guess. The yeast was very americanized, in that it wasn't very robust in flavor. It was mildly spicy and funky, but I didn't get anything in the middle of the spectrum. This combined with the typical Stone "in your face" hop profile made it a beer of extremes. The malt was not the central point, although it complimented the beer when necessary. I like the aspects it showcased, but felt it was a bit thin in the flavor profile, leaning too much on the extremes of taste and smell.

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,702 ratings.