RateBeer
overall
98
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours clear golden in color with tan head. Aroma sweet, floral hops, yeasty and spicy. Taste yeasty, lemon and citrus hops with bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Ok, this is up to now probably the best aromatics I’ve encountered in a beer. Damn. The combination of yeast and hops in the nose is what I want my wife to wear as perfume. Fresh on the vine goodness. Lush violet floral character in the sip, some astringency to the bitterness. I’ll buy this again for the aroma alone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Enjoy by: 02/09/09. "Cali-Belgie" bottle. A clear, golden pour with a light-tan head. Powerfully hoppy aroma with TONS of grapefruits, pine needles, Golden Delicious apples, bananas, and a tangy funkiness. Thin to medium-bodied. A bit of caramel malty sweetness, Golden Delicious apples, and bananas upfront. Ample spiciness in there too. Finishes with lots of citrusy, grapefruity tangy dryness. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick, foamy white head. Crisp, bitter hops aroma, with citrus and pine. Taste starts bitter with a hint of sweeter citrus fruits, before huge bitter hops kick in. Lingering crisp bitterness. Really nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
parrisht (4) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009 does not count
The stalwart Stone IPA with a Belgian yeast strain, adding a light doughy flavor and aroma. Great for those who enjoy Stone’s traditional IPA but looking for something a little lighter.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Interesting. Notes of honey and hops in the nose. Some faint spicy yeastiness. Appearance is amber with a thicker frothy head. Flavor is sweet caramel and honey, with faint banana notes and a strong citrus touch on top of it all from the hops. I hoped it would have a bigger yeast note, also expected it to be cloudy - it seems more IPA than Belgian - but different enough that I’ve never tasted anything like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
22 oz bottle. Decent amount of hoppy aromas. Some bread-like aromas as well. Flavor was hoppier than yeasty. Very good take on a Belgian IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4856) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
bottle thanks to dkachur. nice amber color with a thin white head on top. citrusy hops on the nose with some Belgian yeast in the back. quite smooth on the palate with an interesting flavor of bright hops that fade into fruity yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13773) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer. The Stone IPA in cask at GBBF 2 years ago, left me a little cold, I expected someting better. So really interested in this to see if it would change my mind. Clear amber/gold with a couple of floaters, thin lasting off white head. Unmistakable Belgian yeast on aroma, along with some floral grapefruity west coast hops. Good to look at, good to smell. Mouthfeel is a bit odd. A Belgian strong ale style flavour. Drinks like a very hoppy Belgian strong, but with some wateryness in the mouthfeel. Some metallic toffee on the malts. It’s ok, but the mouthfeel is just too light. Yes hoppy on finish, but it does disappear a little apart from the toffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap at Stone. Pale golden amber beer with a thick white head. Aroma is pretty solid. Bright peachy fruity aroma with lots of nice Belgian spiciness. Some lightly citrusy hoppiness as well. A nice interplay between the fruity yeast and the fruity hops. Fairly lean and light bodied. A softly tropical hoppy flavour. Spiciness is muted but picks up as the beer warms up a bit. Sort of like a hoppy tripel.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 115 116 117  118  119 120 121 » 134


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50