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RATINGS: 1664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Hazy gold with a good head. The aroma is a nice meld of American hops and yeasty fruit. The mouthfeel is soft and the flavor is best described as soft as well. The hops are far from harsh, but are obvious. The malt is nicely balanced with the bitterness and fruit. A very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2011 Draft at The Comet in Northside. Pours a nice golden color with an average white head. Great aroma of hops, pine, and citrus fruits, with some malt and yeast. The flavor is a more balanced slate but not quite as exciting as that first nose. Light bodied, bitter, active carbonation. I may have been starting to feel the effects of a full day of drinking by the time I had this, but I really enjoyed it. Re-Rate, 5/3/11: Pours a nice cloudy gold with a big, fluffy, eggshell white head. Smooth, balanced Belgian IPA. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours the same beautiful gold color as Stone IPA, with a medium sized white head. Somewhat muted aroma that is mosly tangerine and resin. Lots of bitterness in the flavor, but not a whole lot of character or depth other than that. Some citrusy notes. Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Cloudy deep golden in color with a thick and well retaining head. Big piney hop nose just like the regular IPA but with a noticably different yeast profile. Not as doughy and a distinct touch of Belgium. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. Fruity and hoppy with a slight difference from the original IPA yet not by much. Overall a very nice IPA but will probably stick with the original Stone IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3503) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours hazy dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor is bready malts, citrus and some yeast. Medium body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 Bottle at home ... crisp amber ... light yeasty fruit hop nose ... soft mouthfeel ... light bitter front ... light spice ... some orange ... again some yeast... ok ... bottle at home3.3 ... drk amber ... thin white head ... soft yeasty nose ... light bitter front ... light juicy hop ... little spice ... citrus fruit peeel ... 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours transparent golden-orange into the glass, with a thin suds cap that leaves generous soapy lace. Lots of lemon and zest to the nose, with an equal amount of floral notes. The flavors are of lemon citrus, lots of rind and zest, light sweet malts, a touch of yeast midway through, and grassy hops on the back of the tongue. The finish is a mildly peppering grassy pine bitter, and a superbly integrated close to the pull. Although the textures are complex, the mouthfeel is medium with an easy quaff. Well-carbonated to bring enough liveliness, this goes down very easily, and cleanses the palate equally. A very nice Belgian offshoot take on the flagship IPA from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Golden yellow. Floral aroma with strong lemon. As intended, this one boasts the grassy notes and effervescence of a light Belgian blonde with the pine and citrus bite of hoppy IPA. Seems to accomplish what it set out for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3057) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Cali-Belgie who gives a shit. Great looking clear amber with a big pillowy head that laces and stays. Wonderful piney aroma hits you when you pop the cap. Taste is mostly hops with a Belgium hint in the background. Very nice dry, clean crisp finish for an outstanding brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2009
22oz bottle, clear golden-amber color, with a thick beige-white head, leaving some belgian laces, yeasty, fruity nose of orange, lemon peel esters, with a spicy herbal lavender, floral hop leafy accent, and a hint of pineyness, with a mild resinous, pine bark note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, flowery hop piney, citrus character with some mild honeyed pale, toasted malt flavors with faint leafy, resinous, lemon, grapefruit peel zestiness, with a hint of spiciness, leading towards malty, fruity, lemony, lingering hop piney bitterness finish.

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