Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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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: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Pours clear golden with a thick soapy white head. The head thins and leaves some foamy lacing.

The aroma is mild with some up-front floral hops and belgian yeast character. The flavor is a nice merger of styles. The bitter and floral hop flavor is strong and leads the flavor, but it gives way smoothly to a slight malt flavor and clean Belgian yeast. A little bit of green apple tartness shows up as it warms. Mouthfeel is dry crisp and clean. Very balanced and drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- poured a transparent copper golden color with a frothy white head. left alil amount of lacing.

S- all i can smell is the clove scent form the belgian yeast.

T- well i think more of the bitterness and hops come through which makes me happy. from the nose i was worried it would be all belgian yeast. it's got a nice blend with the hops and yeast tho. it's hard to explain by saying you can pick out a dominate grapefruit or pine taste from the hops cuz the yeast plays such a vital role to this brew. to put it best.. by the time you try to pick something out it's to late and you want another sip.

M- medium/light bodied. good carbonation.

D- for not really caring for belgian brews this one i wouldn't mind buying again down the road.

Overall- i was skeptical of this brew cuz i've only had one belgian ipa hybrid and i rememeber not caring for it. but leave it to the people at stone to do a superb job. if you're a hophead or an ipa fan like myself i would recommend anyone to give this one a try.

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Light orange, chill haze, steady carbonation streams, and a four finger white head which gracefully decays into some attrative stretchy lace.

Aroma has mild citrus notes and a hint of yeastiness, but is surpriingly subdued.

Sweet malt beginning. A hint (subliminal?) of candy. Rush of bitterness along the sides of the mouth. Juicy. Fruity. Yeasty. Definite candy note. Clean finish.

Nice smooth nmouthfeel. Good drinkability.

Maybe not my particular cup of tea, but well done.

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
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