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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,521 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 2,521
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 164 | 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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Photo of TownDunkel
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%

IPA - Never the biggest fan but it grows on me each time I drink a good one (and this was a great one)

Appearance - Pretty gold yellow color with a nice white head

Smell - Now that is some hoppy goodness! sweet and citrusy

Taste - A neat mix of sweet and spicy with a good aftertaste of hops, lots and lots of hops, very dry but in a good way

Mouthfeel - Keeps me long and refreshed but dry!

Overall - A great rep of the style, if you wanted to try a great IPA this is the one

TownDunkel, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Cark
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Cark, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of ThrewRedButter
4/5  rDev +0.3%

ThrewRedButter, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of civicm87
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

civicm87, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.79/5  rDev -5%

Enjoy by 07/25/13. Poured half into a shaker pint.

Light copper color to the beer. Beautiful clarity. The head turned down from what I expected. Maybe three-quarter inch.

Citrusy American hops with tropical notes plus fruity Belgian yeast aronas. Very fruity, in total. Mango, apricot, ruby red grapefruit, light pine, pear, pale malts, and almost a hint of maraschino cherry. Smells marvelous.

Clashing tanginess of super West Coast hopping and fruity/nutty/spicy Belgian yeast reminds me of drinking a glass of orange juice right after brushing your teeth. Like a lingering pine-like mintyness in the finish that's almost sanitizing in the mouth. Too loud with the Anerican hops. I still pick up grapefruit, pineapple, pine, papaya, and orange. Alcohol is a component, as well.Yeasty esters spins the spokes of tart apple and some nuttiness, but it's all getting a little lost. I really wanted to say great things (and I still enjoy drinking it), but something is strangely awry. Clearly an above-average beer, but slightly offending for the style.

Clean middling body with smoothness. Booze is popping out just a bit. Carbonated to a lower-medium.

Knocking it back a quarter of a point here. Has that imbalance that I've found in Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (albeit, that's an American IPA). Anybody else get me?? BROS, chime in here...

thecheapies, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Ajlvt, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

rkf1976, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mikeradebaugh, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

cuy50, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

zestar, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

SanFranJake, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

randylangford, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tbryan5, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

SandyPeterson310, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Skott1123, Apr 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Chris77McGrath, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Mantooth, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of MShirokov
2.98/5  rDev -25.3%

Tastes like an ok IPA to me. Where's the Belgian yeast? Where's the complexity of flavor?
One-dimensional, leaves a bitter aftertaste I don't like. The bottle was cheap, so that's at least one good thing about it. Not gonna drink the rest. When will I learn to stop taking advice from Binny's employees?

MShirokov, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

JoshTellez, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Beermazter310, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

bsuedekum, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

sansho, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Hophead420, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DavidHume, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

t0rin0, Apr 09, 2013
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,521 ratings.