Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Cali-Belgique IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,441 |  Reviews: 1,110
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Into a chalice:

A: hazy golden orange body has a small concave white half finger head appears and lasts for ten seconds and gently dies into the body. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising. No lacing was left around the sides of the chalice.

S: nice combination between tropical/citrus fruit and the hops.

T: sharper bit of the tropical fruits such as pineapple and papaya come out. There is a certain juiciness in the taste

M: light to medium with nothing obscure to the tongue.

O: ok, is this really a Belgian IPA, because I'll take this any time any day again, though I thought I wasn't thrilled with this style, I am thrilled with this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA pours a hazy apricot color, and is topped by one-inch of off-white head that leaves tons of lace. Floral and citrus (orange) hop aromas mingle with Belgian yeast notes, with just a touch of bready malt lurking underneath. Sweet malt quickly gives way to flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast, and orange citrus hop flavors linger in the finish. Medium in body, this brew is also high in carbonation. This may be our first Stone review, sorry it took so long!


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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best by 7/18/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a good 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, clove, pepper, banana, orange, grapefruit, herbal, grass, honey, earth, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big lemon, orange rind, pepper, clove, banana, grapefruit, honey, bread, herbal, floral, pine, earth, and yeast spices. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, banana, clove, pepper, herbal, pine, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice crisp and lightly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. Great balance of hop and yeast character; and extremely smooth to drink. Very well done.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark golden yellow hue with a thick offwhite head that leaves s. ome good lacing and retention. The beer has a very pleasant yeast, bread, fruity, and peppery aroma. The taste starts out with some yeast followed by some pine and citrus hops and finishes off with some fruity sweet malts. The flavors are very well balance in a creamy but slightly dry mouth feel that makes this an IPA to enjoy when wanting something that is different than other IPAs, but still from a reliable brewery.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy bright golden colour with creamy, dense, off-white head. Nice head retention and sticky lacing.

Nice, slightly funky Belgian yeast aroma with some lemon notes, clove and herbal character as well. The hop aroma is interesting with some tropical fruit and citrus lying underneath the yeast. Reasonably well integrated.

Sweet, fruity and yeasty. This is really quite good. The slightly sweet malt works well against the moderate bitterness. Nice lemony, herbal hop character. Good peppery note in the background. A well balanced Belgian IPA.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Soft and very nice.

An easy drinking Belgian IPA. While I don't normally like the Stone Belgian yeast, this works well with the hops provided and the malt character.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,441 ratings.
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