Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Cali-Belgique IPA
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3.96/5
Very Good
3,451 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#4,691
Reviews:
1,112
Ratings:
3,451
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
707
Trade:
2
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Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw like color with a two finger head that fades quickly leaving excellent lacing.

Smell is soapy and spicy with notes of mustard seed, sage, thyme, coriander and peppercorns. Slight hints of toasted oats. Yeasty and distinctly Belgian.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Yeasty, malty and floral, the taste follows the nose with cracked white pepper, hints of sage and coriander mingled with thyme and rosemary. A tropical hop backbone of citrus provides an integral yet understated contrast to the overwhelming floral taste. Finishes dry with a baked banana-esque toasted cereal sweetness.

Highly quaffable, an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pale golden orange, half inch bubbly head
lemon zest, esters, grapefruit, pineapple, wheat, pepper
lemon and orange zest, wheat, ester, yeast, florals
very dry and light, a little abrasive
i hate that belgian shit, so its not great, but I like it better than most belgian shit. gets better as it warms a little

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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabre311
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevintaraross
3.51/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3/15....pours clear gold, see through, ring of white foam. Some lacing. Light belgian yeast nose, very faint. Taste is a burst of citrus bitter, more lime than lemon. Grapefruit too. Funky saison like flavor, yeasts. Bright.

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Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

L: Pours a clear medium golden color. Two fingers of white head leave great lacing.

S: Bready malts and Belgian yeast. Bananas and cloves... spice and peppercorn.

T/F: Malts and bread up front quickly giving way to a classic Stone hop profile. Faint bananas... strong spice and peppercorn. Floral and piney. Medium carbonation and resinous. The end is bitter and dry.

O: Another great IPA from the Gargoyle and an interesting take on their classic style. I picked up the Belgian yeast more on the nose than the flavor.. and this is just a great IPA. A nice brew to have in their repertoire.

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Photo of csnyder83
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HappyGuy12345
2.55/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Sampled in a tulip glass while at the San Diego Airport (Stone Brewing in Terminal 2)
Appearance: Straw/gold in color. About 0.5 fingers of white head.
Smell: Well, this beer smells a lot better than it tastes. Hints of pine, citrus, and spices.
Taste: A bitter and off-putting mix of pine and pepper. It left a long and unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth. This beer also advertises the addition of a Belgian yeast that adds a banana flavor, but I did not detect this. I am not a fan at all.
Mouthfeel: Moderate-high carbonation with medium body.
Overall: In general, I am a huge fan of Stone beers, just not this one. By far, it's the worst Stone beer that I have sampled. To put it simply, this beer just doesn't taste good.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Akeah
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of axel_bd
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated 1/16/16, look is very typical of Stone who is notoriously good. Medium bodied mildly carbonated beer. Smell is typical of the style, Belgian. Tastes refreshing, light, and session able even though it is yeasty. Not bad at all
Cheeers

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Photo of smb71481
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IcemanCometh
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jborgschulte
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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