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:
3,442
Reviews:
1,111
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
709
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale golden amber color with better than two fingers stiff white head that decomposes in 3d leaving sheets of Belgian lacing in its wake. The smell is aggressive bright hoppy and tropical...lemon zest rich pineapple orange...sweet and fruity. Nicely carbonated, the mouth feel has a creamy medium body that compliments the flavors nicely. Full flavored, the sweet earthy tropical candied fruit characteristics of the nose are mirrored well. One heck of a nice drinker, at 6.8% ABV you could drink these all afternoon. Makes me want to seek out 080808 which I avoided because I thought that i read that it was a tripel.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loooooved this twist on a normal IPA. While everyone else is just adding more hops, certain brewers are creating whole new realms of what an IPA can taste like. Revelation in a bottle. Lovely for the summer.

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,442 ratings.
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