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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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2,393 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,393
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 71
Gots: 126 | 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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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-11-2013 04:50:56 | More by ChrisKayler
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-09-2013 07:46:01 | More by twizzbeatz
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Devinph

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-08-2013 02:23:21 | More by Devinph
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a great while since I've had this. My brother got me a bomber for Xmas - thanks bro!

Pour is crystal clear amber/orange with a white head. Shrinks down a ring and slight cap pretty quickly but retains well as such.

Smell presents sweet malts, light Belgian-y tartness, some grassy hops and light fruits. Decent strength.

At first I'd say the Belgian yeasts get quite an upper hand, but as it warms this becomes a good mix of Belgian and IPA. Sweet and fruity with some farmy funky yeasty twang, kind of a saison feel. Nice grassy and citrus hops with some caramel malts, apple and white grape.

A solid mouthfeel, good body for the ABV, medium-high carbonation and no booze. Keeps you sippin.

It takes some time for the hops to shine, but when they do it makes for quite the beer. You can definitely taste the Stone IPA here but it's gone through quite a pleasant transformation. A unique blend that's on the lighter side, refreshing and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 16:27:32 | More by Chico1985
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stone3187

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-06-2013 21:13:19 | More by stone3187
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bca115

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-06-2013 15:13:59 | More by bca115
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer was has on draft at The Avenue in Allston. Served in an 11 oz snifter.

Appearance: It is a pale orange color with one finger of head that reduced to a thin layer. It has a hazy clarity and vision of bubbles moving up through the glass. Crazy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Spicy, malty, bready, citrus, tangerine, pineapple, and mango.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, very drinkable, lingering bitterness, medium bodied, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA. Happy to have finally enjoyed this on draft. More please.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2013 01:38:44 | More by Flounder57
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

02-05-2013 20:16:13 | More by liamt07
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Joshpu

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-05-2013 08:37:25 | More by Joshpu
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andysk

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-04-2013 03:53:41 | More by andysk
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-03-2013 07:10:43 | More by kingmaker
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aaronlewis024


1/5  rDev -75%

01-31-2013 03:47:35 | More by aaronlewis024
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kojevergas

Texas

2.08/5  rDev -48%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

"Cali Belgique with French Oak" served from a cask into a New Belgium stem-goblet at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Chinook and Centennial hops. Reviewed from notes. Cost was around $9.00.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger white colour thin head of little lacing and no cream. Appears quite soapy. Body colour is a vibrant copper-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Caramel, sweet malts, fresh floral hops, some hop oil, light nectar, and a bit of soapy detergent. A mild strength aroma.

T: Hop bitterness with no balance whatsoever. Little oak at all. Some floral character does come through, but the hp notes are mainly just flat bitterness. Simple and bland. Boring. Poorly executed.

Mf: Thin and weak. Undercarbonated. Slightly nectary. A casualty of its cask serving type.

Dr: Difficult to drink due to its low quality. A major disappointment, even coming from Stone. I definitely wouldn't get this again. One of the worst beers I've had in a while.

D

Serving type: cask

01-29-2013 23:39:30 | More by kojevergas
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Xtent

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-29-2013 22:42:25 | More by Xtent
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-29-2013 01:31:05 | More by yossarian14
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DmanGTR

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

01-28-2013 14:39:27 | More by DmanGTR
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harrymel

Washington

3/5  rDev -25%

01-28-2013 03:55:12 | More by harrymel
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

01-26-2013 00:30:03 | More by weaselchew
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TimMack

California

4/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2013 23:46:59 | More by TimMack
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jnoelani

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

01-23-2013 23:08:52 | More by jnoelani
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phishbone23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-23-2013 15:25:45 | More by phishbone23
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2013 21:22:14 | More by Brew33
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ONUMello

Ohio

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

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass
A: Slightly hazy orange-amber color with a one-finger head that lingers
S: A nice blend of malt & hops with the hops up front and a solid malt back-bone
T: This has a nice blend with malt notes including caramel up front, and hops backing it up. A hint of bubblegum from the Belgian yeast
M: Medium-bodied, a smooth base but a light kick from the hops
O: Another solid offering from Stone; a well-made IPA with a unique twist

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 19:14:59 | More by ONUMello
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MutatedZombieRat

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-22-2013 07:34:41 | More by MutatedZombieRat
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2013 05:13:34 | More by eawolff99
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,393 ratings.