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Stone Brewing Co. Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
     

Stone Brewing Co.
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Pair this beer with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted: 5/13/2013
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.9%
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91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Pale amber color. Hop forward aromas of grilled grapefruit, pine and pepper mesh with fruity, spicy pastry notes. Bold yet supple with a tangy medium-full body and a rich, interplay of citrus hops, savory salty arugula-like greens, wafer, and dried fruits. A great marriage of Belgian yeast and American hops.
Tasting Info
BEER Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: grilled grapefruit, pine and pepper mesh
Taste Flavor: grilled grapefruit, pine and pepper mesh
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Pork Chops, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great marriage of Belgian yeast and American hops.
The Producer

Stone Brewing Co.

The Producer
1999 W. Citracado Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92029
USA
1 760-471-4999
Belgian Style IPA
Beer Glass Thistle Amber.jpg
Serve in a Thistle

Belgian style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. A marriage of pale malt, American hops and Belgian yeast, Belgian-style IPAs are one of the more recent styles quickly gaining recognition. While commonly deemed too bitter for Belgian audiences, these beers are quickly gaining popularity in the US. While the style is still in development, it is typically high in alcohol, and can be thought of as a hybrid of an American IPA and Belgian-style Tripel. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA and Flossmoor Station Hop Central.

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