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Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Cali-Belgique IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a bright and gold, appealing.

Smell is hoppy and mildly sour with a hint of Coriander (although it is not an ingredient).

Taste is bitter through and through with an unusual hop character and an equally unusual (but quite mild) sour finish. Reminds me of a lighter but overly hopped version of a Saison (specifically Russian River Publication).

I was expecting it to taste much more like an IPA than it does. In fact, this beer is quite unlike anything I have tried before. An interesting mix of flavors. The beer totally session-able as everyone else here seems to suggests.

Nice beer.

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,451 ratings
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