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RATINGS: 1412   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
bomber. Clear golden in color with a medium off white head that recedes but retains well. Aroma has a good deal of citrus and some light floral hops, some fuity esters from the yeast- touch of banana and spice, a touch of earth. Taste has a good deal of citrus hops, some mild belgian esters- banana mostly and a touch of yeast spice. Medium bodied, finishes with a moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lawless (8) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
A very surprising and unique beer. I tried this awhile ago so I dont remember the specifics, but I have to admit that it is the first beer from stone that I have enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1692) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle. Iím happy to see this around. At first I wasnít sure of itís availability near one of the places I usually hit for beer. Interesting unique use of Belgian yeast. Light floral notes and low hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
golden with white head. estery nose of belgian yeast which continue into the flavor. some hop flavor that comes through. not terribly complex and little alcohol warmth. solid but not spectacular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle. A golden orange color with a laced white head. A Belgian wit or tripel like aroma with a more subtle IPA character. A nicely spiced flavor with plenty of candy sugars, orange, and pepper with a dry bitter finish. Interesting blend and hard to categorize.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Pours a light orange-amber with a thin, frothy white head and ebullient carbonation that last throughout the pour. Very nice lace, too. Very big yeasty nose with some spiciness, particularly cloves. It is more oily on the tongue than I would expect. Taste is a bit of lemon, bread, cloves. It finishes a bit more grassy than I expect from an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Nice dark amber pour with an almost invisible white head. Hefty yeast aroma with some nice malts and a bit of lemon citrus in the back. Big citrus hops going crazy throughout the beer with solid malt and quite a bit of yeast flavor as well. An interesting if not outstanding brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8092) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle from a box ordered from Beers of Europe, consumed 31-01-09 Pours light gold with white head. This beer has a fruity and yeasty nose with some spice. Taste is a touch of sweet lemon, even a little of sherbert at times, some tropical fruit, little bit creamy. Its quite soft in the mouth and the hops are forever present. Its a likeable beer and very nice but not a patch on the Vertical Epic 08-08-08 that Iíve just had. A6 A4 F7 P4 OV14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Good clear amber color with a sizable foamy white head. Notes of yeast, spice, doughy malt, and a gentle touch of hops in the nose. Light bodied with a creamy texture. A balancing act of spice, yeast, and citrus hop flavors dominate throughout, with a touch of alcohol and malt. The finish is a soft touch of hops and alcohol, and falls far short of what Iím used to from a Stone IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (971) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Pretty standard IPA appearance, with a clear, orange-golden body, a two finger thick head, and lively carbonation streamers. The smell was floral hoppy with some spiciness imparted by the Belgian yeast. The taste was nicely balanced between the Belgian fruity version of the Pale Ale style and the drier American IPA variant. The hops were present but subdued, and some Brett type funk was evident as well. The finish started dry and bitter at first but ended on a sweeter candi sugar and some spice. This was a marriage of the lighter versions of the two styles, so the body was not too thick. I ended up wishing they had matched up the ingredients of a DIPA and BSPA instead.

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