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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-BelgiŽ)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (1) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Very flavorful. Assertive. Pleasantly lingers on the tongue. A bit fruity. Strong hops, both nose and taste. Absolutely beautiful appearance. Great color. Fluffy, but-quickly-gone head. Plentiful carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (414) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Golden clear pour, with a sudsy head and some lacing. Yeasty aroma with some clove and grassy notes. Flavor is that signature Stone hop intensity with the Belgian yeast permeating throughout. Not my favorite offering from Stone, but definitely a solid effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (515) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
This hybridization of West Coast hoppiness and Belgian yeastiness looks damn good on Stoneís Cali-Belgique. The golden body has a touch of orange to it and the head is sudsy, big, and snow white. Like most Stone ales, Cali-Belgique smells like dank hops, but the yeast gets some showtime, too. Taste is what Iíd expect from Stone, also. Hop-forward bursts of citrus and pine. The bread-like malt is less assertive than its green counterparts, but it adds a nice layer of sweetness that compliments the fruitiness of the hops. In true fashion, Stone proves that anything they make with "IPA" on the bottle is worth having.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (224) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours golden Amber with a white head. Initial foamy citrus classic Belgium sweetness. Then the hops kick in the middle. And finishes with long pine hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. A- Juicy, tropical fruits, stone fruits, tangerines, citrus, hoppy, wheat, spices. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, juicy, tangerines, grapefruit, mango, peach, subtle spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, juicy bitter finish. O- I was hoping for a lot bigger Belgian White presence in here but it was definitely an IPA with subtle spice areas from the Belgian yeast. Tons and tons of tropical and stone fruits in the aroma and taste. Biggest turn off was some mold spores growing on the cap when we popped it. Good buy for 22oz bottle for $5 and right at the enjoy by date but probably wouldnít get it again unless it was super fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KKURO (2) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Similar to clove, it smells and, the taste Belgian yeast. It's very fascinating compared with Stone IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3901) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits, floral notes, cereal and toasted malts, Belgian yeast notes, and faint spice. Flavor is sharp hop bitterness atop a dry, mellow malt profile that gradually smooths out with the Belgian yeast esters buried beneath the lingering hop notes. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Aroma is clove, lemongrass, honey and slight earthiness. Taste is a very well balanced malt/hop profile.also yeast and slight funk. Taste is like aroma with additional sweet maltiness, slight sour notes and light tanin. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christybeernng (5) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
Solid beer and an interesting idea. Fruity yeast notes overpower malt and hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (168) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Big Witbier aroma. Kind of overpowers the IPA citrus aroma. I do get a little bit of the cirrus aroma at the end. I would consider this more of a witbier than an IPA. The finishing citrus hops compliments this beer wonderfully.

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