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RATINGS: 1683   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Draught Aroma-barnyard, floral Appearance-pale, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very interesting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
karpik (624) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Can from Berlin Brewery. Spices, bubblegum, some banana in nose, almost none hoppy notes. Pours golden with white foam. Taste is medium dry with bubblegum, spices and some citrus. Medium bitter finish. Overall tasty but lacks hoppy character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3240) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2016
can bottled only 3 1/2 weeks ago, Berlin version, bright golden with a minimal white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, pale malts, some orange, some citrus, however all of this in a limited amount. Taste of medium sweetness, quite dry mouthfeel, pretty bitter, dough, some straw, hay, lots of grassy notes, some exotic fruits, some herbs, medium body, normal co2, aftertaste is quite hoppy and bitter.i’m not that impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2495) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Can at home. Clear golden with white head. Sweet malts, citrus fruitiness (oranges) and strong doughy yeast presence, mild spices (coriander and cloves). Medium sweet, strong bitter. Medium body, average carbonation. A bit too much Belgique and too little Cali for my liking but it feels good and is a nice beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (365) - siemianowice, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Perfectly clear, very weak head. Aroma: clove, corrainder, biscuit, bit bananas (especially after warming). High to medium sweetness, medium body, medium to high bitterness. In flavour again lots of Belgium: biscuits, spices, bananas, even bubble gum. Actually there’s not much of ipa, beside quite high bitterness. i didn’t notice any features of new wave hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (648) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2016
Tap @ Keller, Tartu. Pours amber with light head. Aroma is sweet, berries, grass, light candy, sweet flowers. Taste is very floral, roses, grass, hay, sourish, bitter, citrus. Very nice sweet flower drink!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (494) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ljus bärnstensfärgad, endast lätt disig med vitt, gräddigt skum som lämnar lite rester längs med kanterna. Nästan lite parfymerad i doften med en mix av sötma och mer kryddiga inslag. Det "belgiska" störst i doften med en del banan och koriander. Lät kropp. Ligger nära smakmässigt. Även här lite parfymerad känsla, men inte på ett sätt som stör egentligen. Banan, koriander, lite kryddiga toner, lagom beska, lite brödig. Len och fin. Men, kanske inte så mycket Cali, eller?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1419) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2016
Can from J P Alsem. Clear orange pour with a decent white head. Notes of rye bread, banana, coriander, honey, funky brett, barnyard. Medium body, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet and salty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Malts dominate the nose with citrus hops follow up. There is some nice yeast and spice too. Cloudy, dark yellow with with thick, persistent foam. The taste brings out the hops and the Belgian malts, with the malt slightly forward. Good notes of spice and herbs that are complicated by the citrusy hops. Medium body, light fizz. The yeast gives way to a pleasant bitter finish. A good hybrid, one of the more successful IPA crosses.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white ring. Aroma of bread, yeast, and Belgian spices. Very dry and bitter. Tastes similar to a lager. Not very refreshing nor enjoyable. Somewhat dry and spicy finish with a harsh aftertaste. Not a fan of this one.


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