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RATINGS: 1648   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
1pt 6oz bottle. Pours golden with a nice frothy head. The aroma is complex, a nice mix of west coast and Belgian certainly not a typical IPA. Overall a complex and very tasty IPA, we need more surprises like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
A: A hazy golden-yellow color with a two finger head. Good lacing. S: The nose is a bit more complex than your typical IPA. A nice bready, and yeasty aroma with some great citrus hop notes as well. T: You definitely get the Belgian yeast character in this--orange, some slight spice. The hops are there but not as in-your-face as the typical Stone IPA. Very balanced and tasty beer. M: Medium body, good carbonation. D: Not my favorite offering from Stone, but a nice change of pace for them.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours cloudy golden with a nice, fluffy, two-finger off-white head. Aroma is a lovely bouquet of floral notes, lavender, citrus, grapefruit, sweet apples, and great hoppy tart. Body is moderate, but well-balanced and evenly carbonated. Mouthfeel is sticky and bitter. Very good IPA from the reliably great Stone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1538) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Old rating found in a notebook - tasted several months back. Pours a cloudy orange, with a sparkling, pillowy head. Very aromatic floral hops, good balance with a very sweet malty backbone - fruity, almost bubble-gummy - but the hops keep it in check. Really lively - tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2010
orange color, frothy white head, nice lace. nose of hops, malt, citrus and flowers. citric hops in the flavor with a malty backbone. medium bodied, bitter finish. a nice IPA with a florally begian twist. sample provided by beerbunker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1829) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2010
cloudy orange color, glowing with a lacy head. Aroma is lots of flowers and banana. Sweet and bitter, but not stinging bitterness. Very, very smooth. This is great. Bottle at Sunset Corners, Miami.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Really cool brew that is truly the best of both worlds.Fruity belgian yeasts and bitter/cirtrus american hops.I am a big fan of Stone but this is one of my faves!!Pours a pretty amber with a light frothy head.Drinks really nice and finishes with a fruity bubblegum flavor.Great example of a cali/belg!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bomber pours translucent amber with some retaining off white head into a tulip. The hops in the aroma are very soft and subdued, quite yeasty with banana chips, dried apricots, bready malts and vanilla. This is a very yeasty beer and it dominates the taste profile. Banana chips, apricots. Bready finish with red apple, pineapple juice, herbs, bubblegum. Medium bodied with a fizzy, yet slick mouthfeel and a high level of carbonation. Interesting beer, cross between an IPA and tripel. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Nice grassy malty aroma with some spice to it. Clear golden color with pale head. Bitter taste backed by a nice malt presence. Light body and lots of carbonation,bitter finish. Years ago i brewed a pale ale with a Belgian yeast just to see what it would taste like.Even before i opened it i knew what to expect. To me the 2 styles do not make an interesting match. The spiciness that comes from the Belgian yeast just screws up the floral qualities of the hops.Very well made,i just do not like the combination...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (466) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
This beer pours a clear light golden color with a small white head. There is a pretty good hop smell with this beer, but there is also some maltyness to the aroma. This beer is an odd combination of a relatively strong IPA with a big dose of a belgian ale. However, there is also a pretty good hit of bitter fresh cut grass. To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about the flavor of this beer. I like both of the dominant flavors, but I’m not sure putting them together does much for either of them.


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