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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,614 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,614
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 197 | 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%

moarmare, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy sunny yellow, with fairly active carbonation bouncing up against a 1/4" white bubbly head. The Belgian yet certainly can be seen in the consistency of the bubbles in the head. The sugars in this beer give it nice head retention and lacing as you drink it down.

Has a very floral aroma, with a hint of spicy funk. Orange and other citrus overtones mix with the belgian yeast to produce that spicy funk that you don't typically associate with an IPA.

Starts with a piney, bitter hop taste that quicy gives way to a floral, citrusy, slightly spicy ale with mild malt and grassiness. There is a white grapefruit taste along the middle of the tongue that balances nicely against the sweet, floral tastes that dominate.

Medium bodied that had a lighter feel to it because of the Belgian yeast. There is a mildly bitter aftertaste that gently fades away.

This is a very enjoyable, easy drinking IPA. Sweet, mild, yet nicely bitter, I definitely recommend you give this a try.

TheHoppiest, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +25.3%

WritersBlock, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +0.3%

dsshuck, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev -6%

OldhouseRecs, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of leroybrown10
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden color with a slight caramel/amber hue and a medium-sized, very thick off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind fairly thick lacing around the glass.

Smell: A strong note of earthy Belgian-style yeast alongside notes of floral and herbal hops.

Taste: Begins with a citrusy hops flavor, finishing with earthy, bready yeast and more earthiness coming from the hops (alongside a bit of an herbal flavor). Very well-balanced overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth, natural carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability: A very good beer and a very well-balanced IPA. If I didn't know this was brewed by Stone, I would have guessed that it had come from a Belgian brewer. Yet another very good beer from stone.

Mosstrooper, Aug 30, 2010
Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Diomede, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of JRed
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing orange body with white fluff head. Funk, citrus, citrus rind, and sweets in the nose. Flavors of citrus, alcoholic booze, hops, brett funk. Medium bodied and easily drinkable. Easy on the stomach but packs some interesting flavors on the palate.

JRed, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of spw109
4/5  rDev +0.3%

spw109, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

DSlim71, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

MrVonzipper, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Amp, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

CarolinaKev, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of neckbeered
3.75/5  rDev -6%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
Photo of shivtim
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Mac's in Midtown Atlanta, at the recommendation of aforbes10 (not that I needed an excuse to try this).

Poured into several high-ball glasses to share. It's blood orange in color, with a whopper of a foamy head that gradually settles down into a thin creamy cover.
Nose is as touted - sweet fruity Belgian qualities intermingling with a solid hop presence. Taste is dry fruits and flowery hops. Simple but effective. Mouthfeel could be better, but it's still good. Same for drinkability.

shivtim, Mar 04, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

csmartin6, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

zbooks, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of WoostaBia
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Delicious. The best belgian IPA i have tried. It gets better everytime i try it.

WoostaBia, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

PGVG, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of chilidog
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had thisone first at a tasting, i thought very good. Found it at one local store and bought two bottles.

Pours golden, well carbonated to support a nice white head. Lace, ring like, very well.

Aroma of citric hop. almost sugared grapefruit on the nose.

Taste and mouth, Hop bitterness at first you pick up pink grapefruit, citric tartness balanced by a candy-like sugared sweetness. The citric hop oil coats and lingers till the next anticipated sip.

Drinkable yes in tart applications. The 6.9% keeps it manageable with a meal yet worthy of your beer time effort.

chilidog, Mar 13, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

LightnerLiquorKS, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of oelergud
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden body with a white head and good retention and lace.
Flowery, buttery and sweet smell.
Excellent sweet flowery flavor, buttery notes, vanilla and a nice warm aftertaste of hops and honey.
Full body and residual sugars. Dry finish.
Great drinkability.

-Oelergud

oelergud, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of ZorPrime
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on March 3rd, 2009.

A: Clear copper color. Nice, this is one good looking beer.
S: The smell is typical of belgium beer. Spicy with some hops behind.
T: Strong taste that is very complex. Hard to get everything in the taste. It is typical belgium with some typical IPA taste. Spiciness with lots of hops! My first Belgian IPA. Quite special tasting, not bad, however I'm not sure I prefer it over a straight IPA.
M: Medium bodied beer. Mellow feel in the mouth. Dry at the end.
D: Quite easy to drink to the dryness of a beer.

To sum it up: A banana bread with lot hops in it!

ZorPrime, May 31, 2009
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Stone prior to enjoying a fantastic dinner. The beer arrives a yellowish golden color with a nice 2 finger creamy white head. Decent retention and some lacing. The nose is a mix of orange fruitiness together with a granny smith sweetness, together with the bubble gum yeast character. A faint hint of peppery spices. Nice aroma. The flavor follows suit: Citrus upfront, orange, grapefruit together with some apple and pear flavors. The spiciness found in the nose follows, though mellow. Medium bitterness. Very smooth. Finishes with a lingering bubble gum fruitiness. Nice. Lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Dry. Overall, one of the better Belgian IPA's I've had. I'd recommend.

hopfacebrew, Feb 01, 2012
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 2,614 ratings.