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RATINGS: 1680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


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5
   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/"&


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopticalIllusion (1) - - AUG 22, 2016 does not count
Hard to describe this beer, there are definitely more belgian characteristics than ipa ones, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing because its a damn tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (174) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2016
On tap at Erzbierschof. Aroma is bubblegum hop notes and the pour is a gold orange colour. Flavour starts off all belgian, with bread, orange and spices, before a good bitter finish. I really like this.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (441) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Clear yellow/gold with a big frothy white head. Fruity hops, bread, yeast, spice, bitter finish. Clean flavours and a good hybrid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blueshawk (18) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
- leuchtendes Gelb mit guter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Banane, Hefe, Brot, Honig, Bitterorangenschalen und etwas Moder - angenehm zurückhaltende Carbonisierung - der Antrunk ist erst einmal sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig - das durch die Carbonisierung samtweiche Mundgefühl hilft etwas, sich in die diversen Aromen hinein zu versetzen - im Mittelteil wird der Körper dann leicht klebrig bitter-süß und bringt eine Spur englischer Bitterorangenmarmalade zum Vorschein - erst gegen Ende setzt sich dann die grasige Hopfenbitterkeit durch und Versöhnt irgendwie etwas Fazit: Sehr vielschichtig, aber auch sehr unausgewogen

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Clear golden color with foam layer. Belgian yeast, dusty dry and hoppy nose. Belgian hoppy bitter taste with a very nice mixture for a Belgian IPA. Very dry bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5078) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 180816. This looks the goods in the glass and tastes the goods in the mouth. Aroma is okay but a little bit mild. In the mouth the beer leaves a long dry aftertaste. Orange in colour with lacing that snakes around the glass. Fruity, hoppy and spicey all in one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (636) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Can at Broer & Zus, Beverwijk (canned 15 July 2016). Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, malts, not picking up too much hops. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, malts, yeast, light hops, dry ending, moderate bitter hoppy aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (1848) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Draught Aroma-barnyard, floral Appearance-pale, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very interesting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (618) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Can from Berlin Brewery. Spices, bubblegum, some banana in nose, almost none hoppy notes. Pours golden with white foam. Taste is medium dry with bubblegum, spices and some citrus. Medium bitter finish. Overall tasty but lacks hoppy character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3239) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2016
can bottled only 3 1/2 weeks ago, Berlin version, bright golden with a minimal white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, pale malts, some orange, some citrus, however all of this in a limited amount. Taste of medium sweetness, quite dry mouthfeel, pretty bitter, dough, some straw, hay, lots of grassy notes, some exotic fruits, some herbs, medium body, normal co2, aftertaste is quite hoppy and bitter.i’m not that impressed.


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