Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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Cali-Belgique IPACali-Belgique IPA
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3.96/5
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Cali-Belgique IPACali-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
Ranking:
#5,157
Reviews:
1,113
Ratings:
3,458
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%
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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.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.53/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
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3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
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3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,458 ratings