Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Cali-Belgique IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by gpogo on 07-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,443
Reviews:
1,112
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
709
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of MarvinAdrian
4.97/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delish good for IPA fans and a good for those who don't like IPAs

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Photo of Marty_Mcflyy25
4.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great belgian beer frm cali!

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4.92/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of MusicmanSD
4.9/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Didn't know what to expect from a Belgian IPA with California balls, but I gotta say, this beer kicks ass. It's like drinking a spicy pilsner, but in the style of an IPA. It looked great on tap at Stone, smelt slightly clovey-belgian-y and tasted awesome. Really quite balanced, and actually, when compared to the house IPA at stone, very clean. In fact, the sag you get out of a worn out California yeast compared to this is strikingly noticeable. I'd recommend this to anyone as an interesting beer to try out. Really drinkable too!

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4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked this one up from the factory. Split this one with a buddy and I found it to be more pleasant than I was expecting. The mouth feel is smoother than you would expect from stones IPA tag. I like this as much as the Vertical Epic Ale which is a tough comparison for some. Overall this a heck of a beer. A must try for any Stone fan.

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4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.87/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a golden hue with nice head with minimal lacing throughout...very visually appealing.

S: Smell is amazing with strong citrus and spice notes not to mention the strong hop notes as well.

T: One of the better beers I have sampled as of late. Taste is very citrusy with strong spices throughout every sip. The hop combination with this is something that I haven't experienced before but it one of the best tasting offering you will experience this year in the world of beer.

M: Very mild and easy to swish around and get all the flavors.

D: I could drink this all night. It makes me wish I had bought more at the Greenlife in Asheville. Big ups to Asheville!

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4.84/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one tastes like an ipa and a Belgium style beer gave birth to a baby Jesus in a bottle. It has all the flavor I love in a Belgium and an ipa. How'd they do that?!? My recommendation is to develop a pallet for belgium styles then treat your senses to this bottle of perfection.

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,443 ratings.
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