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RATINGS: 1337   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
On tap@Stone Bistro: Hazy pale yellow color with a small off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit with pineapple being dominant. Flavor starts tropical fruit sweet followed by Belgian spice, a hint of bubblegum and a sharp dry orange rind finish. Medium body is tangy with lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kostkaFeX (2) - , California, USA - AUG 11, 2008 does not count
a good combo IPA, feels like a hefeweisen-IPA combo. good flavor and aroma. it excited the palate

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
From tap at Stone Bistro. Pours a murky orange with a lacing white head. Nice fruity and hoppy aroma, mild yeasty. Flavour is orange fruity dense, solid hops yet also light yeasty and slight spiced. Lingering mellow finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy gold with a soft white head. Yeasty aroma, estery, citrus, very floral. Flavor had quite a bit of yeast to it, sort of like a shaken keg, but my pint was much clearer then Jason’s who must have got the pint after me, his looked more like soup. Very nice beer though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Draft at the Bistro. Pours a cloudy gold orange, with a medium white head. Smells pretty spicy, some cinnamon, yeast, and mild hops, all are evident as I dig a bit deeper. The flavor was a really intersting blend of hops and spice. Kind of like a peppery bitterness. The hops made a strong finish though as I got a good dose of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Pretty unique bevy of things going on here. I would call this attempt pretty successful, I enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
On tap at Stone Bistro during RBSG 08. Opaque orange color with a wet white head. Sheets of lacing. Nose is strong tropical fruit, primarily mango with some grapefruit. Flavor is yeasty with a less intense mango note. Really interesting hop flavors but not very much bitterness. Also some clove spiciness. Dry medium finish, smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Pours a cloudy blood-orange juice color underneath a bright white head. Nose is primarily yeasty but with a somewhat nice dry tangering backing. Flavors were yeasty but not overly so thank god. The beer is significantly bitter and i think it somewhat works until the astringent ending.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Draft at Stone Bistro for RBSG. Pours hazy orange amber with a white head. Aroma of orange and juicy fruit gum. Light to medium bodied with a nice refreshing texture. Initial flavor of pale belgian wheat malts with a nice amount sweetness. Mid palate is clovey with a hint of white pepper. Finish is yeasty and dry. I dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
On tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet belgian yeast, orange citrus, banana, and hops. Flavor is spicy, hoppy, citrusy and subtle banana. Finishes with a nice hoppy kick. Great for a hot summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
This beer followed a Brooklyn Victory Wit a the Gramercy Tavern in NYC so the overhopped bitterness of an IPA really stood out to me....pours a nice orangish colour with a decent white head.....the bitterness of this beer stood out largely because I had already drank two pints with citrus overtones....however, some fruity tastes were present in this beer...perhaps banana.....overall, Iím just not sure if the bitterness was balanced out by the other flavourings.


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