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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a yellow light golden. Thin white to no head. Aroma is yeasty. Grassy slight funk. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper color with moderate foamy retentive head. Aromas of tropical fruit, Belgian golden ale yeast, and toffee. Flavors of oranges, peach, pine, resin and light caramel. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (963) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
65cl. Bottle.
Pours clear light orange with white head.
Aroma citrus, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruits, floral, sweet caramel, peache, mango, fruity yeast.
Taste great fruity citrusy bitter, caramel sweet, some spice.
Mouthfeel bit thin, dry.
Again an awesome IPA from Stone, I love this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
I’d prefer this to have a much bolder aroma. Peaches, mango and sweet grapefruit, dough, caramel, orange. Tastier than it smells but not high end stuff. Subdued sweetness before getting pummeled by some mean bitterness. Pine sizzle, tang, unsweetened grapefruit. Dry. Well carbonated. Pretty good but need to go up against others to figure out where it really ranks. The last half tasted better and was more enjoyable after I stopped analyzing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (414) - CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of tight off-white head and great retention, heavy lacing. (5/5) Nose is lemon, pine, clove, barnyard funk, hint of banana. (9/10) Taste is minimal sweet, strong bitter, moderate funk and pepper. (8/10) Medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, lingering bitter funky finish. (4/5) Well, that’s a bit of all right! Very little malt presence at all, strong bitter in the mid body, and lingering, building peppery funky finish. The barnyard brett-like funk is distinctly Belg-ish in character, and unlike anything I’ve seen from Stone before - actually strongly reminds me of the De Ranke XX Bitter. Taste seems just a touch less emphatic than the nose would indicate, and the body tends a little to the light side for the style. Minor quibbles for a very good Belgian IPA. (17/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (104) - Minneapolis, - NOV 5, 2014
22 ounce bomber. I love Stone beers but this is the 1st time I’ve had this one. Tastes fruity, hoppy and refreshing going down then a huge bitter fruit aftertaste then the dryness. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Wholey fawk! Stone in Edmonton.... MIND BLOWN! Love their bottles. Clear body with a massive thick cap floating on top. Yum, stone can do no wrong. Spicy hops with a Belgium triple back. Lemon, clove, almost pine. Flavor flirts with banana but never fully makes it. Flowers and more spice. Beer is superior to most not a fault to be found. Wow bitterness really builds the more i drink. Drink all things Stone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Golden, hazy, yeast particles in suspension. Head is white, creamy, thick. Citrus, resiny hop, fruity yeast notes in the aroma. Taste has yeast, citrus, fruity notes. Resiny hop finish with a little bitterness. Aftertaste is yeasty, dry. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (627) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at home from whole foods naples. Pours light amber with white foam head. Aroma is spice, citrus, yeast, bread. Flavour is bittering lemon, grapefruit, orange rind. Bit of clove, bread. Carbonation is medium but you get a nice fizzy lift on the finish. Light body but plenty going on. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (251) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Slightly cloudy amber with a good frothy white head. Citrus aroma with a hint of sweetness and Belgian yeast notes. Body is on the lighter side with a slightly creamy feel. Taste starts like an IPA carried by mandarin orange and grapefruit, then flips to the Belgian style in the dry finish. Really good.


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