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RATINGS: 1717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iNBe (100) - USA - AUG 17, 2010
While I am normally not a fan of IPA’s this one delivered. I had the 22 ouncer. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
50belair (3378) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap at Vine and Barley. I usually really like Stone’s beer, but this one sucked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Not sure what I was expecting with this. I was pleasantly surprised. Thanx DK. Poured into a St. Bernadus Goblet, clear Honey colored pour with a foamy ivory head that leaves significant lacing on the inside of the glass. The nose is...interesting, earthy, some Belgian yeast character, spicy hops, Grapefruit rind. Nice bitter sweet flavors, a hint of belgian yeast, caramel, grapefruit and pine. Fruity bitter finish. Active carbonation. Delicious beer. Drinks very well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Nose is citrus hops with a hops backbone and some sweet cotton candy that fits nicely in the background. Looks slightly hazy with a golden tint. Taste is somewhat confusing. I get the spice nots of a belgian ale with some citrus and bitter hops breaking through. Finally finishes with a nice aftertaste. Just what you expect from Stone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (2075) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Sweet with mild spice in the aroma. Clear dark golden color with a medium white head. Sweet hop beginning gets more bitter in the finish ending with a sharp hop bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Enjoyed with Pat from Capone’s. Pour is a clear copper, Head lasted and laced well in the final pour glass. Aroma is a sweetr mix of maple and vanilla pancakes. Flavor is nice mix of hops and vanilla leaf. Palate give hints of flavor throughout the tongue. Something interesting that i can’t name. Nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Its an IPA, its a Belgian beer, maybe a dubbel, its both! Plus its ridiculously strong. It has a great aroma of a sweet Belgian and some slight hoppiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours yellow with a slight brown tint and a thick white head that quickly fades into nothingness. Very solid carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of flowers, hops, pine needles, and a slight orange tinge. Taste is quite mellow and leaves a lingering aftertaste of pine and citrus. Very warming and very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle.Golden, clear with a small head. Fruity aroma with a hoppy bitterness that lingers.Full mouth feel and amazingly drinkable. Felt like i never wanted the glass to empty. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarrelRoller (15) - USA - JUL 31, 2010
The traditionalist in me has a hard time putting west coast hopping schedules and the belgian ale yeast characters together well...this is the best example I’ve had yet. Another good beer in the "experimental" styles stone is show casing currently.


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