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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,530
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 170 | 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%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of sooner961
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was pleasantly surprised at the aroma of tonight's "Cali-Belgique". I dare say it had a "floral bouquet" scent about it. After tasting it a few times (drinking "through" the beautiful, foamy, 1/2 inch head) , I'd say the floral aroma was true, but with a citrus twist to it (limon/orange). Hops were definitely in the mix of flavors, but not overwhelmingly. The only "gig" I'd give it was the lingering yeast taste that stuck on my palate, which made me take another drink, one after the other. Overall, a great beer!

sooner961, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jrohrbacher, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

dcguitar, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Mini4x, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Sturmthis, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

samturner, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

RyanPatrickNorton, Mar 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

Herky21, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Jemonster
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: High clarity and pale yellow IPA. Thin white head and low carbonation.

S: Good Belgian yeast funk! Some clean and herbal hops, citrus, sweet white bread, cedar.

T: Mind blowing! This is really different than anything I've had before, I dig it! There is kind of a sweaty aftertaste, which it gets dinged for. Bonus for originality. Sour notes and moderate hop bitterness. I feel like there are some floral notes that want to come out but are masked. Heavy yeasty, malty flavor.

M: Dry and thin, light on the palate. Medium level carbonation. Lets the bitterness hang on just long enough.

O: It's great for a niche beer. I don't know if I could drink these every day, but I think it might come down to taste acquisition. Really unlike anything I've had before. A good example for home brewers to see what a big difference a yeast makes.

Jemonster, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Obsidian, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jman005, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

OoReFLuXoO, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

drinkitagain, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Madskill, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

billmayo, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

yoyo, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Samuel906
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light and golden in color almost crystal clear transparency and lots of effervescing bubbles. Fine head with some good retention. Smells fruity and yeasty with mild hops. Pineapple, cloves, citrus, and florals. Very light flavor but surprisingly well balanced. A unique combination of an IPA and Belgian. Very well rounded beer, lots of great flavors and great if you're looking for something new and unique.

Samuel906, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

RyanAU, Feb 24, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber Into Tulip Glass
Enjoy By: 03.26.13

A – Light yellow with amber hues. Big fluffy bright white head. Leaving nice puffy lacing down the glass.

S – Big Belgian yeast notes. Chalky orange, citrus, and coriander. Some light pine from the hops.

T – Notes of citrus resonate again, as well as nice juicy and peppery hops. The profile is complex.

M – Clean and refreshing. Crisp, lingering aftertaste is nice.

O – Very unique beer. A super yeasty IPA. Hops take a back seat role to the yeast here. Nice overall.

Moose90, Feb 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

chugamugofsud, Feb 22, 2013
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,530 ratings.