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RATINGS: 1382   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2409) - 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 (2792) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Caspar.
Lovely golden blonde colour with an impressive white head. Superb U.S. piney hop aroma. Grassy and citric with a good dollop of creamy malt. Good spicy hop flavour but itís some way off the quality of the aroma. Assertive resinous bitter finish with some clear spicy notes. Nice and dry and typically drinkable. Jolly good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Pours clear amber with a fluffy white head. Very interesting nose, actiually like a combination of Belgium and Cali with yeast and flowers mingling with pine and grapefruitTaste is very smooth, with a lot of sweet malts up front and a light bitter finish. The strong hop aroma did not translate into the taste, although it was quite drinkable. Medium carbonation and body. An interesting and tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Light golden in color. Savory yeast aromas with very floral, very nice fruit aromas. Hay, lemon, lilac, orange and toast. Slightly bitter on the front of the palate, then fastfading though the finish, when a little bit of bitterness returns. Soft flavors, a pretty IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2009
(22oz bottle) Medium off-white head crystal clear apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, nectarine/peach, light dough. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pineapple, spice, some peach. Medium body, fairly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2569) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Large white head, good retention and plenty of lace. Lightly hazy gold colored brew. Nose is fruity, flowery and spicey with some doughy notes. Body is lightly medium with plenty on co2. Spicey, fruity hoppy flavors, bubble gum notes, peaches, lightly sweet malts with some metallic notes. An almost dry spicey finish. Fuck Ameri-Belgique IPA brews.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle from City Beer Store in SF. Hell of a nice Belgian IPA. Iíd actually put this more on the Belgian Golden Ale side than the IPA side, as the hops did not dominate as much as I expected. Golden color with a somewhat fizzy white head. Aroma is mostly Belgian yeast with banana, and some southwest-style hops. Flavor is more yeast, banana, clove, and a grapefruity hop finish. Lively mouthfeel. A really solid BIPA overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Tap @ Stone Bistro during the RBSG 2008. Poured a very brown mustard color with an effervescent off-white head. Fresh piny and sweaty hop aroma. It smells like a hop sock. Some yeasty notes. The flavor was yeasty and spicy with a big hop middle. Semi-dry hop bitter finish. Spice and pine finish. Warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle shared by aplusbreaks, thanks dude. Poured a bright golden-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a soapy layer. Fruity citric aroma (orange, tangerine, peach skin) with a leafy, lightly bitter hoppiness, some undertones of honey, clove, and a light yeastiness. Smooth, lightly dry entry with some fruity undertones (orange and tangerine, faint banana) lead into a moderate leafy hoppiness paired with a soft spiciness (clove and something else I couldnít put my finger on) that ends moderately bitter and dry. Moderate carbonation and a decent mouthfeel with a solid bite. I hope to revisit this one at some point.


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