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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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3,451 Ratings
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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:
#4,644
Reviews:
1,112
Ratings:
3,451
pDev:
11.36%
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A- Pours a light golden ale, with decent carbonation and a slight one finger head that sits for a decent amount of time. Cloudy to a certain degree, but not the most aesthetically pleasing despite leaving a pretty good amount of lacing towards the latter half of the glass.

S-Big on both hops and citrus, mainly grapefruit. The Belgian yeasts are very very faint, but they are there if you know what you are looking for. The California side of this IPA (Hops, citrus) is enticing, and there is enough complexity to keep it interesting.

M-Surprisingly full bodied. Heavier than it looks,but still light enough to keep the citrus poignant on the tip of your palate.

T-Wow. Cali-Belgique proved to be one of the few beers that I have tried where each and every note was not just on point, but keep me on my toes throughout the 22oz. Between the hops, the citrus, the slight bit of malt, and all that being intertwined with the hit of sweet and tangy Belgian yeast, I was absolutely smitten. I know I am in the minority, but this very well could be my favorite Stone IPA, and it is quickly becoming one of my very favorite Stone products in general.

O-Keep in mind if you are expecting ruination, or even the regular Stone IPA, you will be disappointed as the hops do not kick your ass and drag you through a ditch. Without comparison, Cali-Belgique becomes a surprisingly complex and incredibly delicious beer.

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