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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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Crystal clear amber pour. Lots of bubbles and a thin white head. Yeasty aroma with lots of spice, bubble gum, and clove. Intense bubble gum and banana flavor. Very dry and bitter with a hoppy finish. Very light and drinkable yet full of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
tasted and looked like an IPA mixed with a saison, likely due to the belgian yeast. I like the idea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2009 Bomber from Hi-Time. Definitely a hybrid kind of beer in more than one way. I wasnít even sure what type of glass I should use. Pours a golden-amber color with a thin, pretty much short-lived, off-white head. Nice aroma here, theres a citrusy hop scent, similar to Stone IPA with the addition of yeast and cloves. Juicy hops, citrusy flavors, cloves, yeast and crisp bitterness in the finish. Some of the Belgian characteristics linger into the aftertaste. The Belgian yeast is certainly noticeable in the flavor and gives Stone IPA another element. Unforunately, I donít really think Stone IPA needs any tweaking. This is a good beer but if I want hops and I want Stone Iíll just take a Stone IPA. If I want a Belgian Iíll look to another brewer. Iím glad I got to try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Nice golden color with a medium sized head. Floral aromas and the flavor is sweet with a little bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Poured at the Gulfstream beer fest. Pours a nice gold color with a small white head. Aroma is really nice and unique. I get yeast, citrus, spices, bread, honey and some really nice floral hops. Flavor is full of spices, yeast, great floral hops and a great mouthfeel. Nice. VERY nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Golden color with a moderate size white head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus with some gentle hops, oranges, yeast & sugar. Flavor is moderately sugary and hoppy with some tropical fruit, light spice, and yeast. Not sure why, but I was very underwhelmed by this. Stone usually does very well with Belgian & hoppy beers, but this one was lacking in personality & taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2009
22 oz. bottle purchases today at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a clear amber with a foamy cream-colored head. Aroma: Honey, hops, and grapefruit. Flavor: A perfect mix of an IPA and a Belgian-style ale (obvious). Farking shiat...I love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a honey amber transparent body with a thin off white head. Fruity esters of pear, and banana drift from the glass. Bitter, dry and earthy at first. Then expands to include note of spice, and light fruit, notes of banana and bubblegum to round this one out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a light brownish rust color with a minimal head. Nose is odd, kinda hoppy but also a bit yeasty and lemony and dry. Palate is smooth and clean. Flavors are almost saison like with some light yeast and a bit of dry pepper but also some fresh hop notes and caramel like sweetness. this was real interesting.

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