Stone Cali-Belgique IPA | Stone Brewing

Stone Cali-Belgique IPAStone Cali-Belgique IPA
BA SCORE
80.6%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 3,447 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:
#4,401
Reviews:
1,112
Ratings:
3,447
Liked:
2,779
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
11.36%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
707
Trade:
2
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12oz bottle from Buffalo while reading Schindler's List. Weighty stuff like that deserves something heavier, but I've already had a Stone 12th tonight, so I'll play it safe.

Pours a hazy gold with a bone white head of foam that leaves some attractive lace as it drops to a fine film. Fruity aroma has a lot of tropical fruits mixing in wih pine and spicy, sweet Belgian yeast.

The taste isn't nearly as bitter as I'd expect for a Stone brew, and is actually reasonably subdued. Its quite juicy, full of orange, grapefruit and peach, but without an excessive amount of IBUs. What bitterness there is acts as a complimentary force and certainly proves itself enjoyable. Spicy yeast adds a peppery complexity to a lingering aftertaste. Despite all this, I feel the flavour could do with a little punch to put it at the top level. Medium body and carbonation.

A nice stab at the style by Stone. As I said, not as hoppy as expected from these guys, but good nonetheless.

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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 80.6% out of 100 with 3,447 ratings
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