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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,432 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,432
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 137 | 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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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 18:39:35 | More by ElGallo
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patm1986

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 06:01:15 | More by patm1986
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 20:27:17 | More by adrian21
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MemphisKev

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-16-2011 03:17:41 | More by MemphisKev
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KGarrett

New York

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-19-2011 00:42:37 | More by KGarrett
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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 17:20:45 | More by TicoCali
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ineva

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-17-2011 23:07:06 | More by ineva
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hpthebull

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-20-2011 00:14:17 | More by hpthebull
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 01:16:26 | More by tbeq00
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-09-2012 18:15:04 | More by Rocketman8911
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winegourmet76

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-23-2011 04:59:24 | More by winegourmet76
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randalem

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-11-2011 07:23:44 | More by randalem
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-14-2011 16:43:58 | More by BelgianDip
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peter53

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-16-2011 02:54:47 | More by peter53
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theklep

California

4.9/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this one up from the factory. Split this one with a buddy and I found it to be more pleasant than I was expecting. The mouth feel is smoother than you would expect from stones IPA tag. I like this as much as the Vertical Epic Ale which is a tough comparison for some. Overall this a heck of a beer. A must try for any Stone fan.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 22:28:32 | More by theklep
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MusicmanSD

California

4.9/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Didn't know what to expect from a Belgian IPA with California balls, but I gotta say, this beer kicks ass. It's like drinking a spicy pilsner, but in the style of an IPA. It looked great on tap at Stone, smelt slightly clovey-belgian-y and tasted awesome. Really quite balanced, and actually, when compared to the house IPA at stone, very clean. In fact, the sag you get out of a worn out California yeast compared to this is strikingly noticeable. I'd recommend this to anyone as an interesting beer to try out. Really drinkable too!

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2009 08:32:45 | More by MusicmanSD
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rustymoore

Tennessee

4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a golden hue with nice head with minimal lacing throughout...very visually appealing.

S: Smell is amazing with strong citrus and spice notes not to mention the strong hop notes as well.

T: One of the better beers I have sampled as of late. Taste is very citrusy with strong spices throughout every sip. The hop combination with this is something that I haven't experienced before but it one of the best tasting offering you will experience this year in the world of beer.

M: Very mild and easy to swish around and get all the flavors.

D: I could drink this all night. It makes me wish I had bought more at the Greenlife in Asheville. Big ups to Asheville!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 02:24:55 | More by rustymoore
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Color is orange-gold; the pearl white head is huge with plenty of lacing on the glass. Citrus scents are wonderful, but a bit weak. The taste is an exquisite blend of citrus - tart grapefruit and apple, lemon and orange. There is also a slight clove and banana flavor that is a bit reminiscent of a hefeweizen - this is what makes it different from the standard Stone IPA. Both are absolutely delicious, and among my all-time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 03:08:23 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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obywan59

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours crystal clear. Golden in color against the white of my beer review page, more coppery against my white walls. Held up to the light, it looks like a sunrise through the glass.

The initial amell from popping the top is quite bready. From the glass, I get some light bread or over-ripe citrus, some light Belgian yeast (pleasant, not really funky), and soms wonderfuly fresh, spicy aromas, (mainly clove) as well as some light herbal aromas. Very fruity and grassy at the same time.

Taste of sweet malt and spice again, but this time there are strong herbal notes which fuse with the sweet malts and bitter hops to create a superb taste sensation. Peppery.

Medium bodied, but substantial enough to hold the incredible flavor for the duration. Some warming alcohol in the throat and a bite of carbonation.

This is an awesome beer! It has great balance and incredibly well-rounded aroma and flavor. I can't believe I've gone so long without trying this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 06:20:01 | More by obywan59
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BlueBloodBrew

California

4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz bomber served in an oversized wine glass. This is a very nice and well balanced beer with good amber coloring and an aroma that pleases the senses upon opening.

A - A medium amber coloring that poors clear producing a good two finger white head. The head dissapates quickly but laces very well.

S - On the nose is an immediate strong citrusy scent with a background of granular hints, and balanced by a sweet aroma of honey layered over citrus fruits, perhaps sweet grapefruit, oranges, or maybe even cumquat. There is a hint of biscuity aromas.

T - The first tasting was a wonderful flavor of citrus, sweet candy followed by a subdued explosion of hops. The hops are apparent upon entry into the throat but do not overwhelm the senses in the early stages of entering the mouth. However, once the beer moves over the tongue the hops kick this puppy in the pants and deliver that all to unforgettable hoppy experience. This is a well balanced beer in the American IPA tradition, but you can certainly taste the almost hidden nature of the hops brought on by the use of the belgian yeast.

M - The beer feels like a soft silk blanket as it moves across the teeth onto the tongue. The medium body gives you something to bite into but is masked by the smoothness of this high quality ale.

D - This beer is dangerous. I could drink it all day long. I will certainly have many, many, more.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 06:51:26 | More by BlueBloodBrew
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BeerBobWFM

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had been waiting to try this one since I saw that they were making it. To me it was the best of both worlds...belgian style yeast and a california IPA. It did not disapoint one bit.
It poured a very nice Dark amber color, the aromas were very much like the name suggests very true to a belgian spciy and citrusy,floral with hints of honey, then you get the aroma of the hops which added to the citrus gave it an almost blood orange scent. Taste was just outstanding typical belgian triple flavors spicy and slightly yeasty but with a nice blast of hops which gave it a nice grapefruit/ citrus like finish.In my opinion the best beer I have had in a long time... This is a perfect food beer. I had it with sauteed red snapper with a lemon butter sauce and it went perfect!! I can't wait to get some more!!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 16:53:22 | More by BeerBobWFM
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Shibbykaiyai

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just wish I would have bought more than one and I hope when I got back tomorrow that they still have a couple in stock.

This is a bloody good brew. From the smell to the taste to the aftertaste, great all the way through.

I am not all that strong in my Belgian beers, but from what I have been told, most of the aspects of this brew make this a great Belgian.

To be honest, there is not a lot I can say about this brew that you cannot get from your first taste. I am not a fan of a perfect brew, but this is bloody good...

Highly recommend this brew. And, best of all, it's not all that pricey for a bomber (5.99 where I live).

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 05:27:36 | More by Shibbykaiyai
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rstone57

California

4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours golden and cloudy with a finger's thick head.

Smell is citrus, reduced sugar, hops.

Taste is grapefruit, pineapple, and hops with medium body, medium carbonation and minimal lacing.

Overall this is a great and very well balanced crossover IPA with Belgian Yeast from the folks at Stone.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 05:00:53 | More by rstone57
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natedog820

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy, goldenrod. Small off-white head fades quickly.

S: Strong, thick, esters and wheat hit my nose before I could even get close to the glass, wow... When I came in to smell it I got the hops: pineapple, a little bit of pine, and a little booze, just a little.

T: Wow... acidic, tons of pineapple, but balanced by a nice estery, yeasty-ness. No booze in the taste, it's all balanced out. It finishes with a nice chewy malt that is really pleasant.

M: Medium carbonation. Thick and resinous. The acidity really leaves you salivating.

O: An excellent brew, complex and interesting, but very well balanced, especially for a Stone brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 00:56:31 | More by natedog820
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Dchandler422

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19%

08-05-2012 19:35:52 | More by Dchandler422
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,432 ratings.