Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Brewing

Cali-Belgique IPACali-Belgique IPA
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Belgian IPA
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 11.36%
Reviews:
1,118
Ratings:
2,357
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 01, 2020
Added:
Jul 23, 2008
Wants:
  129
Gots:
  703
SCORE
89
Very Good
Cali-Belgique IPACali-Belgique IPA
Notes: A California-style IPA with a Belgian twist
AKA Stone Cali-Belgiƫ IPA
First Release:
September 2008

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA features a complex and surprising combination of flavors, but behind the fancy title is the simply delicious Stone IPA. The addition of a carefully selected strain of Belgian yeast adds banana and spice notes to the hoppy brightness of our flagship IPA. Think of it as an otherwise identical twin to Stone IPA that was raised in a Belgian culture. Literally.
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Rated: 3.75 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 09, 2020
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Rated by Barley_Bill from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Ever considered brewing a Double variety of this beer?
Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by fedt from Arizona

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, 6.9%, poured from a bomber into glass
March 2015

L: Golden yellow, thick head, lots of lacing, few bubbles arising
S: Smells Belgian of course, loads of funky spices, strong yeast smell, sweet grapefruit.
T: Grapefruit foremost, citrus rind, and the yeast that was on the load. Bitterness and yeast then leads to sweet malty body and bread. Finishes with that citrus and yeast, with a little lingering banana.
F: Fresh, medium bodied, plenty of carbonation.
O: I liked this. An interesting Stone ale with Belgian yeast making a unique hybrid of sorts.
Jan 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
 
Rated: 2.95 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Oct 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by soundaurora from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by TeeCee from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by AleManDan from California

Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by Giangio from Italy

Apr 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.75 by Truthdealer2121 from California

Mar 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by BarrelAgedG from California

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 15, 2018
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Reviewed by sokol_1993 from California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It's sour at first, before the massive hoppy bitterness hit you. I don't think those tastes go well with each other, and it left a strange sour/bitter taste in my mouth later.
Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Dec 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by Khaack from New York

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by scottyshades from Florida

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 2.53 by Kyleyhoopster from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.55 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.1 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2017
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Reviewed by saboliver from England

3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sweet notes on the nose: tangerine, a touch of citrus and a floral background with a hint of mustiness. Very pleasant but not all that potent. Lovely first taste. The sweet floral element of the nose is very much present, alongside something reminiscent of cold incense, as if in a stone chapel. Delicious, very much to my taste. As the drink progresses the flavour doesn't develop especially but is very enjoyable. Relatively low carbonation with fine, small bubbles giving a slight fizz on the tongue. Bitterness develops over the drink with a touch of malt. A very nice, interesting ale.
Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Aug 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by samEBC from Belgium

Jun 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by candrealab from New Jersey

Jun 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance is slightly golden colored body with a deccent half finger white foamy head; decent amount of lacing left in the wake; carbonation is seen rising at a somewhat fast pace (bubbly - maybe sort of); aroma has strong Belgian yeastiness up front that ends up getting somewhat balanced through the hops that are added; taste is a balancing act of Belgian yeast to the hops - wow, really like how that is done; somewhat of a sweet yeasty aftertaste and a dry yeasty finish; easy on the palate - maybe, somewhat; overall, wow, a very well done beer that I would have again.
Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Jun 14, 2017
Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 3475 ratings