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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,526 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,526
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 167 | 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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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.

bucklemyshoe, Jan 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

dgeebs07, Jun 15, 2012
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waddellc2, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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Diomede, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of philbe311
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...

philbe311, Sep 05, 2009
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

LakerLeith, Jun 28, 2014
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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.

BeerSox, Feb 01, 2009
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spark3148857, Mar 11, 2012
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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.

BoitSansSoif, Apr 04, 2009
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LotsofLupulin, Aug 07, 2012
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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.

nataku00, Aug 31, 2010
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hoppymcgee, Mar 12, 2012
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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.