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Stone Cali-Belgique - Stone Brewing Co.

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89
very good

2,410 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,410
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 130 | 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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Schlafly33

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-25-2013 00:25:38 | More by Schlafly33
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with a creamy head. Good spiderweb lace. Steady flow of carb bubbles coming off the bottom. Smell is an interesting mix of citrus and spice. The pepper comes through strongly. Taste follows the smell. The pepper spice is the most prominent but there somehow remains a citrus backbone. Good full body. Another strong brew from stone. They never dissapoint.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:20:16 | More by beermanbrian
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a yellow/burnt orange with a big amount of fluffy white head which dissipated quickly down to nothing but a ring. The aroma is a combination of orange and lemon/lime citrus with a spicy/fruity, slightly sour, Belgian yeast. Any malt character is subdued by the big yeast aroma. Flavor is fruity orange and mango but countered with a peppery spice of yeast. Malts are present more now than in the nose giving the hops a caramel/toffee backing. The spicy, clove, character dies down for the finish leaving only fruity hops and a bitter bite. Yeast subdues a massive hop character which goes well over a light and creamy body.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 02:15:33 | More by DrinkingDrake
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TicoCali

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-15-2011 17:20:45 | More by TicoCali
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6%

11-15-2013 06:03:56 | More by Twal
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-02-2011 05:58:14 | More by tripledbrew
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-27-2013 09:57:17 | More by hellhammermario
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-08-2011 06:56:18 | More by kornkid8600
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-06-2012 14:38:04 | More by srw
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-20-2013 05:01:36 | More by KiMiRaiK
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-07-2012 01:28:47 | More by brentblack1
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crisp, clean, and clear copper with hues of amber depending on how it is held to the light. I get a full inch of frothy and creamy head that produces mediocre lacing in sloppy broken rings.

S: The immediate impression is the spicy aroma of Stone's Belgian yeast strain. As i hold my nose closer, I can make out the signature piney hops of the Stone IPA from which this creation was spawned. There is a bitter presence to those hops, too. This is an interesting combination...seems almost like it could be a part of the Vertical Epic series, as those have been phenomenal style mixes.

T: Those piney hops come through as beautifully in the flavor as they do in the nose. There is no letdown as this Belgian IPA is true to its roots as a hoppy west coast creation. Complemented nicely and well-balanced by the spicy character contributed by the yeasts. The bitterness is muted and lets the flavors from the yeast and hops do their thing, without overpowering them.

M/D: Though they are subtle, the hops provide a syrupy resinous texture. Moderate carbonation is just about perfect. Light enough to handle a whole bomber on your own, but a little bit too much for more than that. This beer is a very interesting offering, and I can't wait to try it on tap next week.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 04:08:20 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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Googs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-20-2012 04:58:19 | More by Googs
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into chalice.

A - Pours a hazy dark gold with 2 fingers of off white head. Head dissipates somewhat rapidly, and maintains a thin ring around the perimeter for the entire duration of drinking.

S - A lot of grassy hops in the aroma followed by bitter grapefruit.

T - I get a lot more of the Belgian complexity in the taste than I did in the aroma. Grapefruit and grassy hops, characteristic Belgian yeast, a hint of honey, and a bit of herbal spiciness. This is quite dry and bitter.

M - Medium body with high carbonation. The carbonation is quite prickly and there is a definite dry finish to this.

O - An interesting Belgian IPA. Great for the price and great if you want something different from most IPAs, especially with how dry this is.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 00:00:39 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-08-2013 01:04:14 | More by Sturmthis
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-16-2014 13:25:22 | More by Walkerjgt
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

03-26-2014 05:49:36 | More by Stum-pub
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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +19%

08-04-2013 23:56:35 | More by Lynn
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2011 15:51:43 | More by Pellinore1
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-10-2013 00:33:03 | More by zenithberwyn
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-23-2011 02:38:33 | More by beerman999999
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Served in a large pilsner glass

A: pours a golden color with a slightly hazy texture to it. Also has an ample ammount of fluffy head

S: very nice and unique scent that contains both the belgian and ipa characteristics

T: beautiful taste, nice, but not overpowering, ipa characteristics. The belgian/wheat characteristics are present in the background but also help to make it such a smooth drinking brew

M: average mouthfeel with a slight ammount of tongue tingle

D: highly drinkable beer with very smooth characteristics but still beautiful tastes

Overall I absolutly love this beer and it is my mission to spread its wonder to all

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 23:52:45 | More by BigPlay1824
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-19-2013 10:56:04 | More by Artjsantos
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bundy462

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden, slightly orange. Frothy white head with good lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, spices, sweet, slight hops. Pretty tame for a Stone.

T: Very clean up front with pretty heavy yeast and a bit of clove. Bitter hops in the finish, but doesn't linger for very long.

M: Very smooth, but no hop bite. Pretty thin body.

O: A Belgian IPA, an interesting concept that wasn't mind blowing and surely not worth the price. However, still an above average brew, just not as good as I had hoped.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 00:31:11 | More by bundy462
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-12-2012 12:12:44 | More by lccrunchy
Stone Cali-Belgique from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,410 ratings.