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RATINGS: 1498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours transparent golden-orange into the glass, with a thin suds cap that leaves generous soapy lace. Lots of lemon and zest to the nose, with an equal amount of floral notes. The flavors are of lemon citrus, lots of rind and zest, light sweet malts, a touch of yeast midway through, and grassy hops on the back of the tongue. The finish is a mildly peppering grassy pine bitter, and a superbly integrated close to the pull. Although the textures are complex, the mouthfeel is medium with an easy quaff. Well-carbonated to bring enough liveliness, this goes down very easily, and cleanses the palate equally. A very nice Belgian offshoot take on the flagship IPA from Stone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Golden yellow. Floral aroma with strong lemon. As intended, this one boasts the grassy notes and effervescence of a light Belgian blonde with the pine and citrus bite of hoppy IPA. Seems to accomplish what it set out for.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Cali-Belgie who gives a shit. Great looking clear amber with a big pillowy head that laces and stays. Wonderful piney aroma hits you when you pop the cap. Taste is mostly hops with a Belgium hint in the background. Very nice dry, clean crisp finish for an outstanding brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2009
22oz bottle, clear golden-amber color, with a thick beige-white head, leaving some belgian laces, yeasty, fruity nose of orange, lemon peel esters, with a spicy herbal lavender, floral hop leafy accent, and a hint of pineyness, with a mild resinous, pine bark note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, flowery hop piney, citrus character with some mild honeyed pale, toasted malt flavors with faint leafy, resinous, lemon, grapefruit peel zestiness, with a hint of spiciness, leading towards malty, fruity, lemony, lingering hop piney bitterness finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
aroma is like a nice sweet tea with a touch of mint. the hops in this are clean with a grassy like flavor. the taste gives a fresh taste. golden color with a creamy head.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
The aroma is very hoppy with pine, malt, and grapefruit. The appearance is golden with an average head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a bit of tea. The palate is this but OK for the style.. Overall this is a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A particularly stunning IPA with just an extra added tweek of Belgianness. Clear golden with a decent whitish head. Lovely fresh hops throughout. Piney yet slightly spicy. Mouthfilling with beautiful malt backbone and just that hint of European yeast. Seems so wonderfully fresh and vibrant. Yummy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Nose is fruity with spicy, yeasty notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is semi sweet with both fruity and spicy coriander notes the citrus hop tones come thru in toward the end. Finishes very dry and mildly bitter. Not bad but I much prefer Terrapin’s Monk’s Revenge.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Fruity and citric nose with some barnyard yeast, banana and spice. Brilliant light gold in color with a frothy white head. Hops and Belgian flavors mesh delightfully. Some limes and very clean. Rich and chewy with a bitter finish. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Gold-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, mostly citrus and hops. Flavor is balanced between the malts and hops. Great citrus hops flavor with a nice bitterness at the finish. Very good but not as potent as I expected. Decent alcohol content which is masked very well. Almost sessionable.


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