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RATINGS: 1330   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2009
Interesting idea, no reason why it shouldnt work well. Pours golden orange body with a nicely packed off white head. Straight-up the nose is more belgian than US. Fruit present but tending to peach and lemon more so than grapfruit and apricot. Palate translates well, milder fruit present early with only a touch of caramel malt. Medium-high hop bitterness drives us back into US territory. Quite good. The use of belgian yeast tones down the usual overt sweetness and pine hop notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer, shared at home with Mes, 27th Feb 2009. Golden amber with a big white head. Sublime floral aroma. Good flavours - fruit, soft malts, varied hops. Nice palate. Really impressive stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle from EZ. To me beers like this are the best of both worlds, Iím a huge Belgian fan and a huge IPA fan, so this works. Pours out a slightly orange, light copper color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops, fruit and slight spice notes. Taste is complex with a good balance of both worlds, citrus, piney hops go with some sweet fruity malt notes, dry finish. Another winner from stone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
I didnít know Stone brewed IPAís. Wow, news to me. This one has been sitting in my fridge for long enough, I finally decided to drink it. The aroma is more of a perfumey floral hop scent, not spicy or too citrus-y. It has a kinda sugary scent in there (almost bubble-gum like). The flavor is really smooth and full of sweetness and bitterness. Again, there is this sugary flavor to it, more like candy. But with the hop characteristic... it all works out pretty nice. A good mingling of styles.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Location: Tried this one out of a 22 at RFDs. Jan í09

Overall Impression: This one was really tasty, though Iíd expect nothing less from the boys at Stone. A Cali IPA made with Belgian hops? Yes, please! An excellent experiment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5024) - 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 (5341) - 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 (2375) - 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 (2616) - Boise, Idaho, 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.


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