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RATINGS: 1719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
When reading the name “Stone Cali-Belgique IPA”, “Cali” hints that it is a California style IPA, and this brew has an undeniable Belgian influence, indicated by the word “Belgique” (which is how Belgium’s French-speaking population says the word “Belgian”; the Dutch speaking Belgians say “Belgie”). We carefully selected a Belgian yeast strain that illuminates a fascinating new aspect of the beer that is otherwise quite simply Stone IPA.

The result is both completely new and different, while still being recognizable as a Stone Brew – and Stone IPA in particular. Think of it as an otherwise identical twin to Stone IPA that was raised in a Belgian culture. Literally.

lemasney's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Style; glass: IPA; tulip 22 fl oz x 6.9% ABV = 151.8 / 60 = 2.53 beers * 150 C = 379.5 calories (est.) Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville for $7.99 Aroma: sweet, banana and cloves, some citrusy hops, pine, grass. Visuals: packaging is beautiful, though screen printing always seems to be coming off the bottle. It gives the brand a bit of crumbly marble style, though I wonder if it’s intentional? Perhaps the most brilliant IPA I’ve ever seen, absolutely crystal clear. Like the final scene in THX 1138, it’s that bright sunlight. Golden, pale, transparent, bright white head, sticky fresh Belgian lace. Carbonation is continuous. Taste: Delicious, sweet, and hoppy. A great blend, very much in the spirit of Chouffe’s Hobblon Dobblen (sp?). Expertly balanced, nice easygoing maltiness, great hops. Perhaps my favorite new session brew. Palate: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. A dream of fusion of two of my favorite styles. I hope they develop an imperial of this. Starts very sweet, crisp, middle has a bit of a burn and slight roastiness, finish is hops and bitterness with a salty sweet end note. Amazing. Overall: In terms of lighter brews and more reasonable ABVs, this is a clear winner, and easily my favorite IPA at the moment, and very much a favorite all around, though my top honor still goes to Mikkeller for Black. I’m going to get more, soon. Stone, just keep them coming, and please consider an imperial version of this. originally posted at: <a href="http://beercritic.wordpress.com/"&

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasP (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
The combination of Belgian yeast and California ipa has one winner: the yeast. By all means this could have been a Belgian ale. As such it it ok but I expected some more west-coast influence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (672) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2016
Clean pale golden colour, medium white head. Fruity and floral aroma with notes of citrus, pine, caramel, hint of spices. Sweet lightly dry taste with hoppy bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Nice hoppy IPA with strong Belgian touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomatito (21) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2016
0,3 l can, stone berlin. Nose: very flowery and fruity, sweet. Taste: yeasty, bitter and flowery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrumpy369 (477) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 Can at csakajosor. Nice deep yellow colour almost no head. Nose is strange... durian like.. ugh... Taste is medium high bitterness. Sticky bitterness. Definitve belgian aftertaste. Wont be my fauvorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3534) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is malt, spicy peppery Belgian yeast, fruity and floral hops, touch of pine resin, some bubblegum. Flavour is above moderate sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Pretty strong Belgian profile with the typical clean Stone hops and malts. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (848) - Elche, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2016
Pours an almost clear golden color with medium to huge white head.Aroma is close to a Belgian Tripel, yeasty and spicy, with barely hop presence. Taste is yeasty and spicy, with citrus and pine, finishing with a strong bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2016
Can. It pours mostly clear golden with a medium white head. Yeasty spicy aroma. Oranges and citrusy hops. Quite spicy flavor. Notes of clove and oranges. Quite bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
from can, poured a clear golden colour with a white head, nose of crisp malts, belgian yeast, citrus, caramel, pine notes, grapefruit, resinous notes. taste is harsh, with a clear belgian yeast finish. a bit odd

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (912) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2016
On tap. Dark golden with medium white head. Yeast and fruity aroma, Sweet fruity flavour, spicy hoppy bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1192) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2016
clear golden liquid with frothy white head. aroma of caramel, tropical fruits. taste of caramel, banana, grapefruit, medium sweetness, medium+ bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

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