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RATINGS: 1411   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
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2008
pours a brilliant clear golden yellow with a medium frothy barely off white head. the aroma delivers as promised... bready, pears, hay, grapefruit, sour peaches, faint earthy rosemary and loads of spicy grassy hops. the flavor is hoppy as hell but without bitterness... pineapple, peach, citrus pith, pale malt sweetness, bready yeast, a faint bitterness and a dry finish which leaves behind some skunk. medium body. creamy smooth texture but at the same time prickly and bitey from the hops and carbonation. just relentlessly drying...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Draft at the Brick Store. Looked like a Tripel. Smelled like a Tripel. Lacked intensity and lacked the marvelous mouthfeel of a Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
Draught at Falling Rock Tap House, GABF 2008. Pours sparkling dark yellow with a large, frothy, white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs, grass), heavy yeast (dough, sweat, horse blanket) with notes of banana and ginger. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours typical IPA orange. Interesting mix of belgian and IPA style. Slight pine character. Scales tips slightly in the belgian favor. Unique, though not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2008
From a 22oz Bottle. Transparent, brassy gold colored pour with a frothy head of white. Bubble gum yeast aromas combine with a bit of a grainy, malt huskiness. Some herbal, earthy hops add some freshness to the nose, but the gummy yeast characters dominate. Medium light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, malty texture. Flavors of bready malt and bubble gum yeast up front on the palate with a mild doughy sweetness. Plenty of herbal hops dry up the finish with a smidgen of grapefruit zest qualities. A pleasant bitterness lingers in the finish. Quite good overall; this is how I had envisioned the 08 vertical epic tasting, but this is much better. The Belgian yeast characters come through strong, and I find the bubble gum notes work well with the hops, which, suprisingly, aren’t overdone. Nice, clean execution and enjoyable, refreshing flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2008
This ale pours a very clean,crisp golden raisin color with a small head. Taste is of nice citrus hops, with a nice touch of spice,and mild candy sugar. nice medium body and very intresting flavor. Very nice!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2008
22 ounce bottle from Taverner. Pours brilliant golden with white head. Mild citrus hop aroma with a touch of spice and sugar. Citrus hops with Belgian yeast spice and just a touch of sweetness. Oily. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Real easy to drink. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3457) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2008
22 oz bottle. Clear olive amber with a lacy white cap. Nose is yeast, basil, banana and grass. Spicy and exotic. Medium body, resin and custard with a tang. Taste is peppery pink grapefruit, lemon zest, green banana and mint. Quite interesting but heavy for an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 300th rating!! Bomber poured into pint glass. Crisp aroma, with slightly sweet Belgian spice. Very clear pale yellow color. Good hopped up Belgian I PA. Worth buying worth drinking. 10-20-08: Upgraded to 3.9- added .2 to impression. Dang, I like this beer and could drink alot of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Fills my trappist glass with a fine layering of head that has a short life span which then leads to a bare naked 24K gold ale just waiting to be had. There are light scents of Belgian yeast and spices but in a mild moderation that is too faint to rant about. The flavor is crisp and strong of alcohol with note worthy signs of hops and undeniable Belgian spiced yeast true to its origins.

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