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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,500 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,500
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 157 | 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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MeneerBeerSnob

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A-Pours a bubbly golden with a finger of white head that quickly fades.

S-Smells of Belgian yeast with a background of hops, citrus and floral notes.

T-Sweet Belgian funky yeast followed by a hoppy bitterness.

M-Smooth medium body, moderate carbonation.

O-Leave it to stone to make the best Belgian IPA. There's a really great balance between Belgian yeast and hoppy bitterness.

04-28-2013 01:58:46 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
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tsing

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-27-2013 21:09:14 | More by tsing
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SanDNigel

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

A- The beer pours a bit crisper than the standard STONE IPA, the smallest hint more clear and lighter. Mott's AJ color almost to the T
S- The Columbus/Chinook/Centennial are having a slap fight with the proprietary Belgian yeast. With hops coming out victorious
T- So very similar to the STONE IPA, but with an unmistakable/very confrontational (in a good way) Belgian yeast forward. Definite hop smack though
M- Very Belgian feeling en la boca. But quick hop bitter/floral palate punch When you sip its a 'Tripel' and when it sits your mouth it's an IPA
-This is a good beer. A very easy to drink good beer, that happens to pair nicely with almost anything else you can put in your mouth.

04-27-2013 20:26:13 | More by SanDNigel
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance: very hazy, orange colored, smallish white head.

aroma: spices, citrus, and funky-ass Belgian yeast. Beautiful. Like a trappist tripel with a hoppy kick. Nice, nice, nice.

Taste: Belgian yeast flavor leads it off, commands the palate, with the bitter hoppy edge riding side saddle. Funky, weird, wild, and hoppy as heck. If I were drinking this blind, I'd assume it was Belgian and never guess it was hailing from San Diego or thereabouts. Rounds out rather dryly, eases easily off the palate, but leaves one with the memory of fruity hops and esters, a blistering barrage of hops, and unmistakable Belgian yeast.

It's a wonderful marriage of Stone IPA and Belgian-style IPA. It's sweet, hoppy, wild, and dry, and I'm falling madly for it. Quite drinkably, passes the gullet with the greatest of ease. Each new sip leaves me loving this, and marveling at the mastery of it's creation. Mmm, mmm.

04-27-2013 08:07:37 | More by feloniousmonk
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jmgault1

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-27-2013 02:45:44 | More by jmgault1
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TownDunkel

Texas

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%

IPA - Never the biggest fan but it grows on me each time I drink a good one (and this was a great one)

Appearance - Pretty gold yellow color with a nice white head

Smell - Now that is some hoppy goodness! sweet and citrusy

Taste - A neat mix of sweet and spicy with a good aftertaste of hops, lots and lots of hops, very dry but in a good way

Mouthfeel - Keeps me long and refreshed but dry!

Overall - A great rep of the style, if you wanted to try a great IPA this is the one

04-27-2013 01:42:23 | More by TownDunkel
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Cark

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-25-2013 02:55:38 | More by Cark
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-24-2013 23:02:08 | More by ThrewRedButter
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-24-2013 00:49:46 | More by civicm87
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -5%

Enjoy by 07/25/13. Poured half into a shaker pint.

Light copper color to the beer. Beautiful clarity. The head turned down from what I expected. Maybe three-quarter inch.

Citrusy American hops with tropical notes plus fruity Belgian yeast aronas. Very fruity, in total. Mango, apricot, ruby red grapefruit, light pine, pear, pale malts, and almost a hint of maraschino cherry. Smells marvelous.

Clashing tanginess of super West Coast hopping and fruity/nutty/spicy Belgian yeast reminds me of drinking a glass of orange juice right after brushing your teeth. Like a lingering pine-like mintyness in the finish that's almost sanitizing in the mouth. Too loud with the Anerican hops. I still pick up grapefruit, pineapple, pine, papaya, and orange. Alcohol is a component, as well.Yeasty esters spins the spokes of tart apple and some nuttiness, but it's all getting a little lost. I really wanted to say great things (and I still enjoy drinking it), but something is strangely awry. Clearly an above-average beer, but slightly offending for the style.

Clean middling body with smoothness. Booze is popping out just a bit. Carbonated to a lower-medium.

Knocking it back a quarter of a point here. Has that imbalance that I've found in Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (albeit, that's an American IPA). Anybody else get me?? BROS, chime in here...

04-23-2013 02:30:31 | More by thecheapies
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-22-2013 00:26:33 | More by Ajlvt
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rkf1976

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-21-2013 19:05:17 | More by rkf1976
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-21-2013 00:54:42 | More by mikeradebaugh
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cuy50

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-20-2013 19:41:58 | More by cuy50
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-19-2013 09:26:32 | More by zestar
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SanFranJake

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-16-2013 02:23:18 | More by SanFranJake
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2013 00:54:03 | More by randylangford
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-14-2013 14:30:52 | More by tbryan5
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SandyPeterson310

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-14-2013 02:24:03 | More by SandyPeterson310
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Skott1123

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-13-2013 18:55:38 | More by Skott1123
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.8%

04-12-2013 14:32:04 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-11-2013 23:30:33 | More by Mantooth
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MShirokov

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -25.3%

Tastes like an ok IPA to me. Where's the Belgian yeast? Where's the complexity of flavor?
One-dimensional, leaves a bitter aftertaste I don't like. The bottle was cheap, so that's at least one good thing about it. Not gonna drink the rest. When will I learn to stop taking advice from Binny's employees?

04-11-2013 16:21:33 | More by MShirokov
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JoshTellez

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-11-2013 04:20:29 | More by JoshTellez
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-11-2013 03:32:24 | More by Beermazter310
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,500 ratings.