Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
3,443
Reviews:
1,111
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
709
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(4.0) A: Hazy coppery-straw colour with a decent sized semi-creamy head. Very good retention and similar lacing.

(4.5) S: Banana, spices of cloves and faint ginger, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and buttered baked bread. Very nice combination of both Belgian qualities (tropical, cloves, yeast) and IPA qualities (pine, citrus, bread).

(4.5) T: Thankfully similar to aroma, with plenty of tropical and citrus fruits, spice, and bread-like malt. An appropriate dry bitterness emerges and stays through the finish. A bit of slight damp, earthy wood give this a nice funky element. Everything works well together. Very delicious.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Good oily character and a healthy dose of bitter dryness on the tongue.

(4.5) D: One of my favourite Stone offerings and something I could drink all night (if only I had more). Taste profile really gives you a little of everything, and it all works together very well. *hat tip to Stone*

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

650ml bomber poured into tulip 11/10/12 thanks liamt07 for sending me the bottle

A not quite clear golden yellow with various sized bubbles throughout, tight two finger off white head sits long enough to leave 4 thin rings of lace followed by lots of random patches, sexy looking stuff

S lemon hits me first with some soapy pine and toffee, faint spices with some more citrus fruits and candied pineapple, the yeast profiles Belgian but the hops are American and there's a little something I can't quite place but its fruity and good

T some bitter greens and lime rind, sprite perhaps with very faint banana, earthy weedy notes and there's still fruit I can't place

M a nice bitter bite with a little grit, well concealed booze and a big citrus finish, good carbonation and slick after the fact for a short time

O this ones going to bug me because there's a fruity aspect I can't quite place but its positive. If anything it could use more Belgian yeast to get it more on line with the style but I liked it no matter how its labeled

I feel like I'm being hard on this one even though it gets a high score, not quite 4.25 in many areas maybe I should start complaining that we need a .10 increment on the site

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,443 ratings.
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