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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,611 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,611
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 196 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6%

IP-EH, May 19, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

rturn2, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

timoteo833, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

mattparsons, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

twenty5, May 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

powdersoldier, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Cvescalante, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Absolut, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

csfcmitchell, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

mikeincharleston, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

amcaleh, May 12, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Hopswagger, May 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

tommyguz, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

LoFiDave, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jkane101, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Brianinthewbl, May 09, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

$5.99 for the bomber. Enjoy by date of 7/25/13. Poured into a chalice.

Saison meets Enjoy By. Bought this beer as a flyer. How could I could I go wrong at $5.99 for the bomber. WOW - what a deal! When I first tasted this beer I told myself this is the Enjoy By receipe brewed with Belgian yeast - that's how great it tasted. I was not far off, the bottle says Stone IPA with Belgian yeast. This beer is THE DREAM for anyone who is a hop head but also a farmhouse freak. The refreshing complexity of a saison with some not too hoppy bitterness of a great Stone brew.

A - Poured a clear light golden with a white-white rocky head. Average lacing.

S - Piney, earthy and spicey with a little funk. Some hoppy bitterness and some light floral notes.

T - A clear IPA start, a hint of sweetness with a yeasty/funky finish.

MF - Creamy at first with a nice bright finish.

Sludgeman, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

cadaugherty, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

diehl07, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

HawkIPA, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

SweJon, May 06, 2013
Photo of robby23
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It had a little had light carbonination. Its a very light in tast but still has good aroma to a little out doors tast to it with a belgian wheet. The hops were a little weak but still had a little critus tang to it . No date on the bottle which was odd, but for the price it wasnt bad.

robby23, May 05, 2013
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,611 ratings.