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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,412 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,412
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 131 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008)
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Ratings: 2,412 | Reviews: 954 | Display Reviews Only:
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-27-2011 18:01:27 | More by rhino54
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robotiks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-03-2014 03:52:20 | More by robotiks
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-03-2013 19:16:30 | More by Kmlund
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-25-2012 15:29:24 | More by DarthTremens
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GeorgeH

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-27-2013 23:53:41 | More by GeorgeH
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-24-2011 22:19:30 | More by hemorhoidzz
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-05-2013 18:48:37 | More by Eaglefan344
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

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

Notes from 09/04/2010:

22 oz bomber at 42 degrees into a Stone IRS tulip.

A: It pours a hazy orange color with a finger of white head that has decent retention and lacing.

S: Banana, clove, orange, spicy yeast, floral hoppiness, and grass.

T: Strong and juicy citrus flavors, piney hops, and spicy Belgian yeast.

M: It has a medium body with no major flaws and a drying finish.

D: This is not my favorite style, yet it's still quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 21:07:14 | More by bucklemyshoe
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-15-2012 11:38:46 | More by dgeebs07
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

10-22-2013 12:23:05 | More by waddellc2
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-08-2013 21:45:10 | More by mikeburd1128
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-09-2013 20:21:14 | More by Pookie
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-16-2011 02:30:00 | More by Magery
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Diomede

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-07-2012 07:06:29 | More by Diomede
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

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

A - A finger and a half of lush rocky compact head comprised of varying sized bubbles... Moderate retention give way to a delicate veil of lace with a fuller ring of Pale godlen orange color... An ever so slight haze... A little bit of slow paced carbonation rises in the center of the glass... A medium amount of stickiness remains on the sides of the glass along with a slight oily residue...

S - A wonderfully riveting hop aroma... Grapefruit... Pungent citrus... Some minor piney hop characteristics... Belgian yeast... The nose seems to fade greatly during the session... T

T - As expected the hops dominate the palette... Yeast... A subtle spiciness... Cracker... The hops also dominate the the aftertaste...

M - A tad bit of carbonation on the tongue... Delicate and sophisticated... Medium bodied... Slightly puckering... Exceedingly dry...

D - A wonderful Belgian IPA, but one that is a level removed from the best of style... A sipper with style... Enjoyable all the way around... Would gladly welcome in the future and invest my own money in buying additional bottles...

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 02:38:00 | More by philbe311
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2014 23:27:01 | More by LakerLeith
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Adkins721

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2014 04:48:35 | More by Adkins721
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BeerSox

Virginia

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

22oz bottle into 25oz wine glass.

Crystal clear honey amber hue with the slightest orange tint. A one finger off white head barely dissolves at all. Eventually it settles to a thin cap along with a thick ring of lacing.

Biscuity malts along with some citrusy hops. There is a little bit of spiciness attributed to the Belgian yeast.

Along with the toasty malts come a splash of citrus. Some of the phenols from the Belgian yeast are on there, giving a little bit of spiciness. Full bodied.

All the BIPAs I have tried have come from Belgium. This is a pretty good American version of a Belgian style which is an interpretation of an American style that's originally an English style. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 01:00:25 | More by BeerSox
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-08-2014 11:25:42 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-11-2012 13:06:00 | More by spark3148857
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-06-2014 22:47:02 | More by thetimhortonsman
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BoitSansSoif

France

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

A-Amber gold w/slightly off-white head. Nice retention.

S-Spice, clove, banana, apricot, orange, earth tones, faint citrus.

T-Spice, clove, banana, pale malt, citrus-orange/tangerine, spice, apricot, with a spicy finish.

M-Light-to-medium bodied w/moderate carbonation and nice balance.

D-First time I've had this one, and I am a fan.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2009 03:02:03 | More by BoitSansSoif
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2012 00:58:45 | More by LotsofLupulin
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nataku00

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a tulip glass at public house in sf. Golden yellow with a finger of head. Decent carbonation clearly visible through the clear beer.

Nose was grapefruit and a little spice.

Taste was grapefruit, with a hint of apricot forward, with good balance of sweetness and bitterness. Light body beer that drinks like a good ipa.

Decent beer, though I was hoping for a little more influence from Belgian yeast.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2010 05:33:58 | More by nataku00
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2012 20:51:24 | More by hoppymcgee
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.