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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,510 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,510
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 161 | 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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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-31-2013 19:45:32 | More by KeyWestGator
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mpyle

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -17.3%

Brilliantly clear, deep golden color. Pours a nice sized white head, creamy and with good retention.

Solventy pepper aroma. Almost medicinal in a cough syrup kind of sense. Belgian aromas dominate any hop aromas for me.

Slightly sweet phenolic character at start, again a bit medicinal. Nice peppery spiciness, and some piney hop flavors. Finishes with an assertive hop bitterness still coated with a peppery Belgian character.

MF - Medium body and carbonation, no astringency, minimal alcohol warming.

Overall - The merging of styles detracted rather than enhanced it for me. Some of the aroma and flavor character struck me as unpleasant. I'd take a conventionally made Stone IPA over this one.

03-30-2013 22:28:45 | More by mpyle
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-30-2013 22:03:31 | More by Roy1586
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-30-2013 04:25:35 | More by BAsbill
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-30-2013 00:24:03 | More by Juice-O
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.8%

03-29-2013 02:21:43 | More by Lanstrum
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Roberto11232

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-29-2013 02:11:42 | More by Roberto11232
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-28-2013 23:47:39 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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jibbyvonjibb

California

3.26/5  rDev -18.3%

26 days old (bottled 03/01) - calculated by subtacting 120 days from exp. date of 6/29/2013 (according to Stone's website).

A: Copper color. Clear. Small head.
S: Sweet spices dominate: clove, pepper. I actually don't sense the usual hop flavors: citrus or pine. Bubble gum.
T: Some sugary sweetness.Bready maltiness. Slight acidic tang.
M: Medium-light, definitely on the light side of the style.
O: I would classify this as a Belgian Pale Ale more than an IPA because I don't sense much hop aroma or flavor. Nothing offensive about it, just not crazy about the flavors.

03-28-2013 00:06:44 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -24.8%

03-26-2013 22:13:24 | More by largadeer
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DrWily

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-26-2013 04:47:13 | More by DrWily
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KevieJames

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-25-2013 16:16:10 | More by KevieJames
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-24-2013 20:32:25 | More by brheuer
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juliusbush

California

4.41/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams 16oz glass.

The color is a Golden-amber, not quite copper, yellow.
Producing a Bright white head that reseeded quicker than expected but a nice soapy ish lacing

An initial whiff of a traditional California well hopped beer, followed by subtle banana and fruit esters

The carbonation is the first thing that hits my palate, followed by a kindof tangy hop bitterness pairing With a little malt and mellow sour notes

It leaves a smooth almost oily mouthfeel and the backend settles with a more dull and a more malty bitterness.

My overall impression is that if I didn't know what beer this was, I may have been more confused, but the titles describes a unique style well and it is perfectly suited to be a brilliant Stone product.

03-24-2013 05:59:20 | More by juliusbush
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-24-2013 00:15:30 | More by Sparky44
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-23-2013 22:56:35 | More by tastymug
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keenanite21

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-22-2013 21:19:35 | More by keenanite21
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-22-2013 01:30:33 | More by zbooks
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -7.5%

Bomber > Lagunitas mason jar

A - Pours a hazy, off-gold color, very thick 2 finger head, good lacing.
S - Smells awfuly sour, some dry pine, dank hop oil, bready malt, lots of spice.
T - Good upfront belgian flavor that fades to a sour bitterness that i find a little unpleasant.
M - Kinda refreshing once you get past the sour hop bite, and i feel the alcohol in the flavor a bit.
O - I'm not a belgian IPA guy, this has a lot of spice and character in this brew, that I'm sure would get some people excited, but its the sour belgian quality that doesnt sit right with me. Not awful, but not my thing.

03-20-2013 22:59:28 | More by Omnium
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-20-2013 01:09:08 | More by OMsweetOM
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Bfleming1281

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-18-2013 23:30:46 | More by Bfleming1281
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lancecenter

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-18-2013 05:39:35 | More by lancecenter
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chaint

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-17-2013 16:49:31 | More by chaint
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amalahow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2013 00:49:13 | More by amalahow
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alexknuckles

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-16-2013 19:58:35 | More by alexknuckles
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,510 ratings.