Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

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Cali-Belgique IPACali-Belgique IPA
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Cali-Belgique IPACali-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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber style brown bottle with beautiful stone screen printed label in gold. Poured into a pint glass.

A - golden/yellow to light orange with a slight bit of haze. Fluffy pure white head that takes it's time setting into a solid ring of lace which provided good stick to the glass.

S - banana bread with some spice. Lemon zest with good sweetness following. Fruity like hop aroma along with a touch of pine notes. Amazing belgian style yeast aroma.

T - Belgian in style and Stone Brewing at heart. Flavors of banana sweetness with fruity aspects of lemon and orange. A touch of honey. Tasty wheat flavor. Cloves and spices. Hops give off a nice spice with little bitterness. Hops are very smooth however. Not the knock you in the mouth flavor like most American made IPAs. They are there, about to take full control and then they smooth out while you forget about them. Good mixture of both Stone Brewing and Belgian yeasts.

M - medium bodied and brilliant. Mellow feel mouth start to finish making it easy to drink. Good crisp, clean finish.

O - wonderful tasting beer with a Belgian funk paired with a Stone west coast style. Not a bad funk. A dang good tasting and flavorful funkiness. Cali-Belgique screams class and style. With it's mellow hop presence it's one anyone can enjoy.

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

Cali-Belgie Bottle:

Slightly hazy yellow orange with bubble white head and patchy lacing.

Smell is an interesting balance of cloves, nanner bread, star anise, honey, and then slight amounts of earthy pine among citrus and prickly, moist, musty, hops.

Perfectly balanced between Stone IPA and Belgian yeast influence. Plenty of west coast hop profile blends with mild spice notes. Subtle pepper notes blend with mild bitterness while Belgian sweetness plays upon citrus fruitiness.

Very nice, slightly dry, highly recommended for an IPA change-of-pace.

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Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 3,460 ratings