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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,541 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,541
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 74
Gots: 174 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.98/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like an ok IPA to me. Where's the Belgian yeast? Where's the complexity of flavor?
One-dimensional, leaves a bitter aftertaste I don't like. The bottle was cheap, so that's at least one good thing about it. Not gonna drink the rest. When will I learn to stop taking advice from Binny's employees?

MShirokov, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

JoshTellez, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

bsuedekum, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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t0rin0, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend brought a bottle of this over the other night when we were hanging out. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden with a large white head on top. Nice herbal aroma - grass, honeysuckle, Belgian yeast, some faint citrus. Crisp lively mouth, with moderate to high carbonation.

Nice melding of the styles here as there is plenty of Belgian yeast character to keep that crowd happy, but it carries a nice hop profile that imparts a pleasant bitter snap, albeit on the milder side. This for sure isn't a hop-head's IPA, but it's not claiming to be. Rather than being an IPA that has some Belgian character, this is much more Belgian forward with just a touch of hoppy goodness. Mild fruit noted with lemon zest making some presence, faintly spiced on the finish.

Admittedly, this isn't one of my go-to styles, but this one was really well-made and quite tasty. If ever in the rare mood for a Belgian IPA, this'll be the one I reach for.

Onenote81, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

dertyd, Apr 07, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden, apple juice-like-hue with a large, sudsy off-white head and decent lacing

S: Apples, pears, cloves, and coriander from the yeast and pineapple, citrus, grass from the hops; a touch of alcohol burn at the back of the nose too

T: A nicely balanced marriage of tropical flavored west coast hops and fruity, spicy Belgian yeast all on top of some slightly bready malts

F: Fairly cream, medium body

O: A nicely done Belgian IPA; I love the way the hops blend with the yeast and just enough malty breadiness at the base

dbossman, Apr 07, 2013
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Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,541 ratings.