Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Cali-Belgique IPA
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3.96/5
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3,454 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:
#4,836
Reviews:
1,112
Ratings:
3,454
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: July 27, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: post-Cinders dinner drink while viewing The King's Speech... APPEARANCE: beastly swirling tornado of effervescence ripples up to a snow-white two-finger head that frames a burnt-orange body--a beautiful glass to behold... AROMA: sugary, candied fragrance sits atop the classic Stone hops head bang--worth the price of admission just to soak in its aura... PALATE: soft, mildly hopped yet beguilingly medium-bodied; warming in the throat but not intrusive; a paradox that seems to bare out the uniqueness of the beer's namesake...TASTE: provocatively complex tart--grapefruit and pepper indelibly cascade with each swallow; balanced and substantial,, but in a way that invites a second bottle... OVERALL: Playing off the film, I will say this beer does not possess a stutter-inducing ABV, but the flavor, frame and aroma, this beer has a lot going for it...the over-babble on the bottle label could be severely edited, but no mistaking the beer is one I will recommend to friends, give as a gift and seek out when disposable income is more readily available...

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a light golden peach color with a white head.

The aroma is quite fruity with citrus, grapefruit, and Beligan yeastiness. You also get some bright yeast and fruit notes.

The flavor follows with grapefruit, some sweet bready malt, bubblegum. There's a bit of spiciness along with some herbal notes.

The finish is quite drying with lots of grapefruit. It's a strong bitterness that really shows you that this is an American BIPA.

An interesting brew. I prefer a few of the Belgian options I have, but this is quite good.

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,454 ratings
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