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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
22oz bomber, no date. Aroma of fruity Belgian banana yeast and candi sugar, with a good dose of citrus and tropical fruit hops behind. A tinge of alcohol is noted. Clear caramel orange with a small off-white head, fading to a tattered film and thin ring. Flavor is a little more spicy with some alcohol, though the Belgian and American characteristics otherwise are about the same as the aroma, the the caramel malts turn a little flat, and there’s a little grassiness to the hops toward the finish, which is dry with bitterness around a 4-5. Low carbonation with a medium body. Pretty good beer--this hybrid style is rockin’ when they’re on.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Clear light amber with medium, creamy white head with lace. Yeasty, sweeter aroma with nice hop presence, very spicey. Medium sweet, spice, medium bitterness, pine, cascade citrus, frutiness, yeast. Medium body with active carbonation and creaminess. This is the closest thing to pipedream I have ever had. And I thought we were so unique...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3017) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice spicy/hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2009
Bottle. Amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is very well hopped and dry, and the flavour is vinous, and hopped with a sweet and then heavily dry finish. Overall a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2009
Slightly cloudy gold appearance. Aroma is a sweet hoppiness. You can definitely pick up on the triple notes. Flavor is candy sweet with a little bit of banana notes, but a definitely cascade hop taste giving a nice grounding and finish to the profile. Really solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2009
Clear golden pour with an off-white head, very good looking. Excellent aroma of orange, pine, banana. The flavor is a slight step down from the aroma - the pine hops for the most part overpower the mild fruity spice of the beer. Clean, dry palate. Good beer, but not as good as hobblen chouffe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altehkiller (71) - , California, USA - APR 7, 2009
Tastes like the regular ipa but with a unique belgian twist. I prefer this to the regular ipa. The slight spiciness makes it more interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours golden-copper with fluffy head. Aroma of candied sugar, Belgian yeast, orange peel, slight hop bitterness, mango, and pineapple. Flavor is somewhat spicy, somewhat yeasty, somewhat hoppy- like a a less fantastic hobblen chouffe. Nice bit of bitterness at the end with some great floral notes. I feel as though the hops cut through the yeastiness, and they compete rather than complement each other. Not a bad beer by any means, just not quite as good as the chouffe version. Creamy palate with lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (667) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy golden color, with a thick, tight sticky head. Nice retention. Fruity Belgian yeast with notes of banana and candi sugar yields to pineapple and mango. Flavor is pine and resin, slight woodiness and spice. Balanced malt flavor, enough to keep the hops fom running wild. Alcohol warming on the slightly dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
22 0z bomber pours golden nice white head. Smell the belgian yeast hints of fruit. bannana. candi sugar. some citrus. finishes spicy with touch of bitterness. I like belgians love ipas this one was just ok.


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