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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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pours a light orange amber color, almost grapefruity, with a solid and voluminous two-finger peachy cream head that has some impressive retention. The fluffiness finally faded leaving some nice feathery lacing down the glass.

While resiny and piney with a strong west coast hopping, aroma is strikingly different than Stone IPA with a nice light Belgian twist. Beligian wit-esque yeasty, citrusy and a bit spice. Belgian aromas seem to win out over the IPA aromas.

Taste is interesting, as it's decidedly Stone IPA-esque, yet the Belgian yeast character is definitely there. Piney, resinous and citrusy, there's a delicious IPA in there, but the bready spicy and fruity Belgian yeast adds a nice element to the mix. It lightens the pine hopping. Finishes with a light Belgian-like lemon citrus bite thats perfect. I could go for a touch more of the Belgian yeast flavors, as it still seems a touch on the IPA side of the spectrum.

Mouthfeel is smooth with some ample yet fairly delicate carbonation to hearken to true Belgian qualities. A touch drying on the finish is perfect.

Impressed, surprised, happy. I'm not a huge fan of Stone IPA, but the Belgian yeasts makes this one deliciously different. Ultimately delicious and enjoyable. I definitely plan of snagging a few more bottles of these.

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S: There are moderate aromas of citrus and floral hops in the nose along with some hints of spices.
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O: The beer has a good balance between the citrus and spicy flavors and is rather easy to drink because the bitterness isn’t overpowering. No traces of alcohol are detectable.

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,412 ratings.