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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,523 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,523
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 165 | 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 searsclone
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%

bomber poured into an oversize wine glass. honey golden color with a cloudy, bright white head and good lacing.

smells like bubble gum and grassy hops and spice

taste is mostly hops, nicely balanced by the sweet Belgian yeast.

medium body, wet finish. easy to drink. worth a try.

searsclone, May 25, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +8.8%

22oz bottle to Dogfish Head IPA glass
Enjoy by: 04-16-04

A - Pours a clear honey amber with 1 finger of pillowy white foam on top. Impressive retention with polka dot lacing.

S - Belgian yeast upfront, taffy, limes, malt, lemon pepper, hints of thyme and rosemary, candied grapefruit and lemon oils comes out as it warms.

T - Ruby red grapefruit, with a sweet taffy/candy like malt in the background, old school bubblegum, the sweetness in quickly wicked away with a dry middle to finish. Lemon oils and herbs, lemon thyme, and some rosemary, the bitterness has a spicy sensation. Lemon/lime really come out more as this warms. Nice spicy finish.

M - Medium body, oily at first but the carbonation turns creamy mid palate providing a lush feel.

Very expressive flavors from the yeast that really meld with hops and malt. Complex herbal notes really took this up a notch. The bitterness is there but you have to think about it to really notice it, which to me, is impressive. Mouthfeel is has great transition and glides over the palate nicely.
The best American made BIPA I've had to date.

StaveHooks, May 18, 2013
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P: A clear vivacious bright golden body with a full finger of milky white head.

S: Earthy, smells like walking in the woods in summer. Pine, funky yeast, a spicy tingle and a touch of smoldered barley.

T/M: Earthy notes continue but introduce ruby red grapefruit, and lemon zest. Spicy, funky yeast and barley. An active body with a moderate feel. Finishes dry and piney.

O: What can I say? I live this beer. The yeast strain is fabulous and the piney fruity hops mix well with the spiced earthed notes. For the price this will be picking up many more. Cheers!

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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,523 ratings.