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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,416 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,416
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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ElSid

California

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Beers of California

#56

Bottled Date: None

A: Clean and gold with moments of amber highlights in the right light. The head is off white, active, and fades after a significant amount of lapsed time.

S: The nose is definitely yeasty along with ester qualities. The fresh "Cali" hop notes are there but play more of a supporting role.

T: The palate is more balanced; yeast and banana, faint pineapple esters paired with citrus, pine, and flowers from the the triple "C" west coast hop combination. The malt is sweet and biscuity with some caramel also.

M: Good amount of carbonation keeps the brew lively. The feel is moderate and powdery from the yeast. The linger is there but not as noticeable given the carbonation and yeastiness of the feel.

O: Overall the yeast tempers the normal crisp and fresh Stone IPA but also adds some interest to the palate creating a nice example of the Belgian IPA style. This style seems to be growing out here on the west coast keeping the hop heads occupied while also expanding the idea of what an IPA represents.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 03:22:24 | More by ElSid
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slavall

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-20-2013 18:06:15 | More by slavall
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-20-2013 05:01:36 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Onemic

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-17-2013 21:05:58 | More by Onemic
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-16-2013 17:57:06 | More by jpaulsen
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two fingers of head, the bubbles danced nicely as they rose, good lacing. Clear, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is floral and piney. Excellent complexity and depth.
The taste is moderately bitter balanced with the malty sweetness. There's some honey as well.
Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 02:07:05 | More by Fatehunter
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emceecue

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.8%

01-15-2013 03:17:42 | More by emceecue
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-14-2013 05:09:56 | More by LambicPentameter
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2013 19:25:57 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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poopsyeah

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2013 07:06:34 | More by poopsyeah
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kirbmeist

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-12-2013 22:26:49 | More by kirbmeist
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davidkennedy85

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-12-2013 03:29:32 | More by davidkennedy85
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KhangGarrett

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-11-2013 07:50:18 | More by KhangGarrett
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-11-2013 01:22:31 | More by PopnLoads
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miadw3

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-10-2013 07:49:31 | More by miadw3
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-09-2013 23:13:45 | More by MickeyMonk
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-09-2013 22:29:51 | More by AlexFields
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MisterB

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-09-2013 02:11:18 | More by MisterB
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Savage51

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-06-2013 22:31:37 | More by Savage51
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-05-2013 18:48:37 | More by Eaglefan344
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piconaut

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-05-2013 06:02:38 | More by piconaut
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-03-2013 01:57:54 | More by saxclar123
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- medium amber gold, great lacing, and good retention

S- fresh fruitiness, apricot and fresh piney citrus hops, strong yeastiness with some barnyard notes.

T - Great full yeast grip, bitterness is full but not overpowering, subtle fruity sweetness, really good balance of flavour and nice subtle complexities with the strong yeast aspect.

M - Good carbonation, crip and dry, refreshing full body but nicely drinkable.

This was quite good stuff, a definite bret yeasty edge to it, and the california hops came through pretty well, thought it worked quite well, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 22:27:41 | More by mick303
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JWing

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

01-02-2013 19:52:47 | More by JWing
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-02-2013 17:57:52 | More by Charlie_Hoss
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,416 ratings.