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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-BelgiŽ)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2313) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Clear golden, very large white head, excellent lacing, very good retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, light sweetness. Flavour is of lemons, yeast, lots of citrus, lightly bitter. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, lots of citrus and yeast. Itís ok but Stone isnít my favourite maker of Belgian ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (411) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Love this style of ipa, where the Belgian yeast gives an added complexity to a great ipa, maybe not quite as good as raging bitch, but still a stunning beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1892) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a yellow light golden. Thin white to no head. Aroma is yeasty. Grassy slight funk. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with moderate foamy retentive head. Aromas of tropical fruit, Belgian golden ale yeast, and toffee. Flavors of oranges, peach, pine, resin and light caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (946) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
65cl. Bottle.
Pours clear light orange with white head.
Aroma citrus, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, floral, sweet caramel, peache, mango, fruity yeast.
Taste great fruity citrusy bitter, caramel sweet, some spice.
Mouthfeel bit thin, dry.
Again an awesome IPA from Stone, I love this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2093) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Iíd prefer this to have a much bolder aroma. Peaches, mango and sweet grapefruit, dough, caramel, orange. Tastier than it smells but not high end stuff. Subdued sweetness before getting pummeled by some mean bitterness. Pine sizzle, tang, unsweetened grapefruit. Dry. Well carbonated. Pretty good but need to go up against others to figure out where it really ranks. The last half tasted better and was more enjoyable after I stopped analyzing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (340) - CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of tight off-white head and great retention, heavy lacing. (5/5) Nose is lemon, pine, clove, barnyard funk, hint of banana. (9/10) Taste is minimal sweet, strong bitter, moderate funk and pepper. (8/10) Medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, lingering bitter funky finish. (4/5) Well, thatís a bit of all right! Very little malt presence at all, strong bitter in the mid body, and lingering, building peppery funky finish. The barnyard brett-like funk is distinctly Belg-ish in character, and unlike anything Iíve seen from Stone before - actually strongly reminds me of the De Ranke XX Bitter. Taste seems just a touch less emphatic than the nose would indicate, and the body tends a little to the light side for the style. Minor quibbles for a very good Belgian IPA. (17/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (57) - Minneapolis, - NOV 5, 2014
22 ounce bomber. I love Stone beers but this is the 1st time Iíve had this one. Tastes fruity, hoppy and refreshing going down then a huge bitter fruit aftertaste then the dryness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1222) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Wholey fawk! Stone in Edmonton.... MIND BLOWN! Love their bottles. Clear body with a massive thick cap floating on top. Yum, stone can do no wrong. Spicy hops with a Belgium triple back. Lemon, clove, almost pine. Flavor flirts with banana but never fully makes it. Flowers and more spice. Beer is superior to most not a fault to be found. Wow bitterness really builds the more i drink. Drink all things Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Golden, hazy, yeast particles in suspension. Head is white, creamy, thick. Citrus, resiny hop, fruity yeast notes in the aroma. Taste has yeast, citrus, fruity notes. Resiny hop finish with a little bitterness. Aftertaste is yeasty, dry. Enjoyable.

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