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RATINGS: 1664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
aroma is like a nice sweet tea with a touch of mint. the hops in this are clean with a grassy like flavor. the taste gives a fresh taste. golden color with a creamy head.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
The aroma is very hoppy with pine, malt, and grapefruit. The appearance is golden with an average head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a bit of tea. The palate is this but OK for the style.. Overall this is a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A particularly stunning IPA with just an extra added tweek of Belgianness. Clear golden with a decent whitish head. Lovely fresh hops throughout. Piney yet slightly spicy. Mouthfilling with beautiful malt backbone and just that hint of European yeast. Seems so wonderfully fresh and vibrant. Yummy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Nose is fruity with spicy, yeasty notes. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is semi sweet with both fruity and spicy coriander notes the citrus hop tones come thru in toward the end. Finishes very dry and mildly bitter. Not bad but I much prefer Terrapin’s Monk’s Revenge.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Fruity and citric nose with some barnyard yeast, banana and spice. Brilliant light gold in color with a frothy white head. Hops and Belgian flavors mesh delightfully. Some limes and very clean. Rich and chewy with a bitter finish. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Gold-orange pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, mostly citrus and hops. Flavor is balanced between the malts and hops. Great citrus hops flavor with a nice bitterness at the finish. Very good but not as potent as I expected. Decent alcohol content which is masked very well. Almost sessionable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
bottle from jessup plaza. Poured a golden color with a nice big white head. Aroma of hops, bread, clove, banana. Taste is well balanced hops with lots of nice candy sweetness. Nice and dry at the end. I like this alot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark golden color with one finger white head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of honey, wheat, grass, light floral esters, light floral hops. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of honey, caramel, pine, light citrus/grapefruit, floral hops. Generally light to medium body with a floral hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2009
This is an interesting combination of an IPA and a Belgium golden ale. The hops predominate, but there is an underlying bready flavoring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
bottle, courtesy of Dennis Flynn at Lily’s NYC. off-white creamy head, lightly hazy yellow golden body. aroma is light grapefruit rind, sweet crystal malt, and some faint banana. flavor is piney hop, some earthy malt, and a rounded citrusy bitter finish.


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