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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,561 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,561
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 181 | 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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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this one was just ok for me. im starting to get into the belgian ipa thing but lagunitas little sumpin wild is alot better. maybe this bottle little old the hops are not the usual stone in your face, the bubblegum flavor not as tasty here, too refined. pass on this one.

B33R501, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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NvMyBeer, Dec 22, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

enjoy by 05-10-11

pours clear bright goldenorange with a 1/2 finger white head that left some spotted lacing

smells - not strong but fruity funky a little bready

taste is very saison like but has a sour tartness to it - not very spicey and not very ipa not a lot of flavor

mouthfeel is light with good carbonation - very drinkable

overall - very underwhelmed - i might revisit this one later but after this first impression i would not recommend it

jsh420, Apr 10, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear orange amber with a foamy/frothy off-white head and good retention. Pine-floral aroma with a yeast backdrop. Floral and pine hop bitterness. Extensive saltiness. Balanced sweetness at forst shifts to bitterness. Light bitter linger. Smooth feel with a bite.

I remember enjoying this much more previously. Perhaps it was mishandled since it was best before 4/22/11. Overwhelmingly saltiness makes for a more basic, strong IPA with only minor yeast qualities. I'm going to have to search for a fresh one on this as it didn't compare to Le Freak.

Bfarr, Mar 01, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Was looking forward to trying this after enjoying Le Freak.

Pours a very light color, almost weak looking, with a very small head.

Smell is nice, with Belgian trippel scents dominating - yeast and spices. There is a slight hop aroma.

The taste to me is somewhat odd. The beer constantly vacillates between bitter and sweet, the IPA and the trippel. First I taste the bitterness of the hops, which subsides to a sweeter trippel flavor before leaving a pretty strong bitter aftertaste reminiscent of an IPA.

An interesting experiment, but one that unfortunately did not create a great beer, IMO. Definitely worth checking out to sate the curiosity. At roughly $5, why not, you get a buzz out of the deal. However, this will not be a beer I will seek out again.

yeastsipper, Jan 28, 2009
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,561 ratings.