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RATINGS: 1680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Clear gold with good, foamy, white head / Nose of fresh cut melon / Medium body, good balance, only modestly hoppy, with long, biting, dry, finish / Flavors of passion fruit, cantaloupe, orange, resin, and dry hops / Outstanding. Modest hop profile, though, aside from the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Earthy hop aroma with a nice sweet malty note. Clear pale yellow, med head, hoppy flavor profile backed with med-heavy sweetness. Well bittered, but far from overpowering yet well complimented by the Belgian yeast. Exactly what you’d think you get mating stones gargoyle with a Belgian beauty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Im just not a fan of the style I guess but I can appreciate it. Obviously crafted well, I get the big American hop bomb side of it with the Belgian yeasty malty backbone. The styles just dont do it for me...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Served cold from bottle. Love the aroma. Clove, citrus, yeast, resin. Lovely golden color with a light white head. Medium bitter taste, nice fizz. Warm and sweet with just a hint of alcohol. A fine, fine IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
22 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Spicy grassy nose with resin, very floral aromas. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Earthy bitterness with some grass, with very spicy flavors as well, strong grassy hop flavor with a very heavy malt flavor to hold it up. Very nice belgian yeast notes that blend very well with the hops. nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
5/22/10. Bomber into a snifter. The pour is cloudy orange with a nice white head. The aroma is funky Belgian all the way with some cat pee aromas. The flavor is very funky with dashes of sour and a big sour kick as well. Very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2010
22oz. bomber. Pours a hazy bright golden yellow with a large fluffy white head that leaves a nice thin sheet of lacing as it recedes. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, light clove, banana, fresh citrus and fruits and some grass. Flavor is bitter citrus hops that linger, along with more spicy yeast notes, grass and some ripe banana. Solid stuff, and an enjoyable Belgian influenced IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours clear like apple juice with a funky soap aroma. Way more Belgie than Cali. It seems like it is packed with strong Belgium yeast. A yeasty funk in fact. Alcohol grazes across the tongue and leaves a richness in the mouth that is warm and sweet. The hop presence of a typical IPA isn’t as prevalent as I thought it would be. My Stone IPA currently still sits in the fridge. I should probably try it....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Has a light hoppy, spicy aroma to it. It’s like half IPA half Belgium. Has a light color with no foam. The appearance is light and a little hazy. Pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (842) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Sampled at Ginger Man in Austin, TX. Very interesting, there’s a definite fruity Belgian yeast character overlaid on the classic Stone IPA hop backbone. A must-try for fans of Stone or fans of just good, interesting beer in general.


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