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RATINGS: 1524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2009
bomber from Ginger Man NYC Poures medium gold with thick white head. Floral apple aroma, some citrus, earthy yeasty tones. Flavour was light floral bitterness, pale malt, light spiciness. Lingering dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2197) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009

Nice amber color, substantial head. Super-fruity sour-peach aroma; here the hops and belgian yeast dance nicely together. But in the flavor, not so. Bubblegum and clove yeasts struggle against classic west-coast IPA hops, citrus all around, too much like a bastard hoppy imperial wit. While I could have easily drank it without minding, there’s better in the fridge. I ended up leaving this one to my friends and cracking another Green Flash. This is no Hop-It, that’s for certain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle sampled in 8/2008: Pours a transparent dark golden brass color with a spotty-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of assertive grapefruity hops and some light toasty pale malty notes and a touch of light fruity esters. Body starts with decent fullness and faint malty sweetness with a lot of citrusy bittering hops before a drier crisp bittersweet finish. Could use a little more sweetness and some Belgian yeasty character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2252) - USA - MAR 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Amber pour. Aroma of floral hops, orange, and a touch of yeast. The flavor was dry, herbal, and hoppy, almost like a rich APA. Very flavorful, but I don’t taste much of Belgium in this equation. Stone used a Belgian yeast, according to the label. A very enjoyable, fully bittered IPA, some esters, powerful and flavorful. Another excellent Stone release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (913) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Beer fit for a king. Wonderful glowing golden color with white head. Head laces well down the glass. Good sweet smell and taste. Wonderful IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
a very floral nose, not over the top at all. The beer is very bright, and light. The head doesnt stay around long. It has a strong belgian style with coriander or something reminiscent of a Belgian white, this beer makes no sense with the billing, but it comes together marvelously. Another great brew by these guys. Is this the greatest American Brewery?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cathcacr (644) - Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Aroma certainly delivers on the billing - floral IPA. The flavor is that of a sweetened version of the regular IPA, definitely smoothed around the edges. The flavors are delightful, not being overpowering with the usual hoppy aggressiveness. The finish has a tinge of what I imagine dandelion might taste like. Some people might think it "doesn’t work" to mix genres - it just disappoints fans of both by diluting each, so the argument goes. For me, however, it works quite agreeably. I’d do it again. This could work quite awesomely for a session drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
clear golden orange color with virtually no head, bright hop flavor and strong presence of what tastes like WLP500 trappist yeast, or atleast something quite similar, the hop fruitiness is partialy lost in the muddled yeast sweetness, strange to have a brew with such a strong belgian yeast flavor and yet has no yeast in the bottle, a pretty decent belgian IPA... try la chouffe trippel ipa if you thought this was good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a murky dark gold to light orange with a soft silky white head that leaves elegant lacing. Clean, fresh aroma with hints of muted citrus, some floral accents, some white grapes. Flavor is smooth and refined. Detect a presence of grapefruity hoppiness, some candied sugar notes, a hint of mint, some other fruitiness - nectarines perhaps. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Interesting experiment - not as over the top as some Stones - but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Poured golden amber, hoppy, citrus, malty, yeasty, spicey, little caramel, little peach.

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