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RATINGS: 1325   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Golden pour with a hint of orange with a creamy off white head and lace. Citrus, cinnamon, pine, and perfume on the nose. Abv, citrus hops, clove, semi sweet malt on the flavor. A bit aggressive on the carbonation. Very unusual and interesting beer with a nice bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a very clear, almost lager, amber with a very powerful nose. Smells hoppy yet fruity(i smell a very strong grapefruit) at the same time,. Very little head. Very nice hoppy taste with a complex fruit overtone. Heavy citrus flavors compliment the bitter hops to round out the flavor very nicely. Very nice carbonation with hints of the alcohol in the palate. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2009
At the tip, at the tip, at the tip of my tongue!! Bottle. Pours a clear orange body. Aroma is very nice - fruit, citrus, grapefruit, and hops. Taste is very different. IPA mixed with a light witbier. This beer is like singing two notes at the same time. Pretty neat beer, thanks Stone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2372) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2009
About a 1 inch thick head of fine bubbles. Good carbonation. Bright brownish orange in color. Big hoppy and spicy aroma. Lots of dried flowers, spices, and citrusy hops. Some other aroma that is familiar but I just canít place. Dry and very bitter flavor. Lots of tea leaves, herbal flavors, bitter grapefruit and light spice. You definately notice the spicyness of the belgian yeast. Bit of lemon and dry grass. Noticable alcohol presence for a brew under 7%. Finishes bitter with slight lingering sweetness that wasnít very obvious in the flavor. A pretty good and hoppy/bitter IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle: Pale golden pour with a finer of beige head. Thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is fruity, citrus and floral filled. Light presence of Belgian spices. Flavor is dry and floral with a light presence of citrus and cloves. Rather dry, lingering finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Caspar.
Lovely golden blonde colour with an impressive white head. Superb U.S. piney hop aroma. Grassy and citric with a good dollop of creamy malt. Good spicy hop flavour but itís some way off the quality of the aroma. Assertive resinous bitter finish with some clear spicy notes. Nice and dry and typically drinkable. Jolly good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Pours clear amber with a fluffy white head. Very interesting nose, actiually like a combination of Belgium and Cali with yeast and flowers mingling with pine and grapefruitTaste is very smooth, with a lot of sweet malts up front and a light bitter finish. The strong hop aroma did not translate into the taste, although it was quite drinkable. Medium carbonation and body. An interesting and tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1380) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Light golden in color. Savory yeast aromas with very floral, very nice fruit aromas. Hay, lemon, lilac, orange and toast. Slightly bitter on the front of the palate, then fastfading though the finish, when a little bit of bitterness returns. Soft flavors, a pretty IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2009
(22oz bottle) Medium off-white head crystal clear apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, nectarine/peach, light dough. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, spice, some peach. Medium body, fairly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2469) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Large white head, good retention and plenty of lace. Lightly hazy gold colored brew. Nose is fruity, flowery and spicey with some doughy notes. Body is lightly medium with plenty on co2. Spicey, fruity hoppy flavors, bubble gum notes, peaches, lightly sweet malts with some metallic notes. An almost dry spicey finish. Fuck Ameri-Belgique IPA brews.


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