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RATINGS: 1423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2220) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Yellow orange in color... Aroma of floral and citrus hops... Flavor has a distinct Belgian flavor of citrus and yeast like a blonde, but a nice crisp flavor with a gently bitter finish... Like the style.. Very intrigued..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt20102 (6) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009 does not count
Pours copper-gold with a thick, lasting head. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus. Taste of bitter orange and grapefruit (cascade hops) but not overpowering (like Ruination). By flavor, itís unmistakably a Stone brew but is generally quite pleasant. Well carbonated but without excess carbonation- this beer would pair very well with a burger and fries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2887) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Pours copper with a thin white head that sticks around. Smells of citrus, fruity, melons, some soapy hints. Flavor of citrus and some underlying earthiness and a light spicy finish. Some IPAís are alittle too hoppy for my taste, but this one is so different that I really enjoyed it. Thanks JB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnovacanes (61) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Appearance: medium reddish gold with orange as well; white head with pretty good head stand; clear Aroma: the distinction from straight American IPAs from yeast is more pronounced than expected; lots of citrus fruit, predominantly; much stronger yeast presence than usual; not necessarily bad Flavor: lovely balance; lots of citrus, fruity hops from America; Belgian yeast provides more of a supporting role on the palate, but it supports nicely!; malt flavor is low; not an over-the-top bitterness; nicely kept under control and in balance with the rest of the flavors Palate: smooth with moderate carbonation; medium-light bodied; without too much astringency

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of slightly bitter hops with a light fruity yeast. Taste is also dominated by some light fruity ester with some dry hoppy notes and some neutral malt in the background. Body is full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done thought there is some better example for this style with better balance between yeast and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Picked up this bottle in Ohio. Didnít know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Why, donít know, Stone has never disappointed me. Heavy heavy grapefruit and pine aroma, fresh hops basically. Clear, gold appearance with fine lacing. Palate is art. Apricot, wheat, bubble gum, awesome interesting and complex there is more going on there. Nice middle part, velvety, then finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle. Caramel brown coloring. No head. Thin in consistency. yeasty, hoppy, doughy. Smooth delivery. Understated at first but emerges with bready finish. acidic on tongue. Yep.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Draft at Stone Bistro. An unclear golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - mainl coriander, but also with medium notes of yeast and peaches. The flavor is also sweet and very spicy - again coriander coming strongest, combined with notes of peaches, leading to a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Botled. Poured a nice amber. Small fizzy head. Taste was flowery hops plus a fairly spicy ending. Not bad not too awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange with a small ring of white head. Aroma of melon, sweet citrus and other sweet fruits, and a touch of grassy hops. Flavor has a decidedly hoppy presence with some Belgian yeast, clove, and melon notes also present in the finish. This was actually a successful effort at a true Belgian-IPA blend! Nice beer. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

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