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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,799 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,799
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 87
Gots: 297 | 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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Ratings: 2,799 | Reviews: 995
Photo of TTripp725
2.23/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my personal opinion this is the one of the worst beers that i have ever tasted, and i am a hug Stone Brewery fan.

Photo of Drew_V_dt
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Laugookneetuss
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass,

A - 4 - Poured a semi-translucent gold with slight tinges of orange. Colored is that of a standard domestic brew. Really nice had potential and retention on this beer, formed up a 3 finger, dense and creamy bright white colored head. Spotty lacing.
S - 3.75 - Aromas of clove, light smoke, light bubblegum from the yeast strain and VERY distant hops. Not necessarily bad or good, just odd.
T - 3.25 - A little weak on the flavor. Would make a good transitional IPA. Faint hints of Belgian yeasty. Nutty, bubblegummy spicy yeast is very faint and past this there isn't much else going on unfortunately. More bitterness would take this IPA a LONG way.
F - 4.5 - Nice, smooth and oily mouthfeel.
O - 3.75 - This is an alright IPA. This is what I called a food pairing, lawn mower and shower beer. Very sessionable and easy to throw back. If you're an absolute die hard fan of the Belgian IPA style, then you might want to seek this one our, otherwise, it isn't anything crazy special.

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rawfish
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeubTube
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msondel
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justincourts
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
2.3/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Look - clear golden color, good lacy head.

Smell - Yeast primarily, did not get the good fruit scent that others are describing.

Taste - Bread flavor prominent, as expected with a Belgian. Good bitterness level. Metallic taste not enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - ruined by metallic taste for me. Well-carbonated.

I am big Stone fan but did not enjoy this mix, which is partially my preference against Belgians but also a striking metal flavor that limited my rating significantly.

Photo of yuenglingade
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marty_Mcflyy25
4.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great belgian beer frm cali!

Photo of Stillyman11
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ElJacobian
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The smell gets better as it warms: more Stone IPA-like and less yeasty. It's a unique taste but I prefer Stone's more traditional beers.

Photo of timontheroad
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear light golden yellow color, with a big fluffy white head. Very nice retention and lacing.
Smell: Some nice citrus and spicy aromas, with some back notes of bubblegum sweetness.
Taste: Pretty close to the smell, with nice citrus and spicy belgian yeasty flavors.
Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied, slightly dry finish, quite nice.
Overall: Great addition to Stone's 12-pack, very nice IPA hoppiness and spicy yeast belgian flavors, good combination. I like this beer a lot.

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daave1
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,799 ratings.