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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,800 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,800
Reviews: 996
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 87
Gots: 300 | 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:
Beer added by: gpogo on 07-23-2008

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Pours cloudy and orange with hues of gold. Had a finger of pearly white foam that fell slowly and left a film and ring on top and some nice sticky lace.

Nose is a big blast of citrus fruits. Orange, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. Then it develops tropical notes with a little kiwi fruit. Has a combination of fruits scent that is like a nice sweet punch. Lightly bready malt with a little honey on it. There is no alcohol on the nose. The belgian yeast is lightly underneath soft and quiet. The malt sweetens deeply as it warms and starts to lean toward caramel. Grassy.

Taste is wonderful. Nice sweet bread. Soft and yielding to all the fruit. Plenty of sweet fruits roll through and it has a nice little yeasty twang. Nothing much in the way of spice. No clove and that's a good thing because that would have been too dark for all the light tropical taste. Alcohol stays hidden on the palate. Has the taste of crushed aspirin. Many beers have it and in most it is sharp and very astringent. But in this beer that quality is laid into the body of the beer and it's not terribly sharp. The hop bitter bites a little and then accumulates so that together with the aspirin quality it finishes dry. That mouth coating aspirin like dryness accentuates the sweetness of the bread and is a perfect contrast to all the delectable fruits so that it finishes whole and spectacularly.

This is a tremendous IPA from Stone. it's not feather light but the malt is soft and graceful. The fruits are just so many and so splendid int he drink. It's complex and it's complex in the finish. Not too many beers can say that. Smooth, creamy and completely delicious. You could drink this one every day.

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A- Light Golden color. A nice display for a belgian IPA. Some IPAs don't match this color at all.
S- I get a bunch of spicy esters. IT follows with the aroma of ripe fruit, namely lemons. Some citrus but less than other aromas. As it sits, pine aromas come through.
T- THe taste is interingly belgian with a nice blend of IPA in it. I'm surprised the two styles are balanced so well in this glass.
O- I would consider this a perfect example of the Belgian IPA category.

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,800 ratings.