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RATINGS: 1325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2090) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2014
More Belgian than IPA, most of the facets of this brew lean towards Belgium. Starts with a funky, yeasty aroma, lightly hazy golden body and small, thin silky head. Taste brings on the yeast again, but the Stone hops come in to bite at the end. Finish reminds me of some French cheese. Interesting!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Delicious brew! Pour is an amazing golden color with a nice white head. Flavor is so good. Taste of a nice little holly flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2002) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, bread and malts. Taste is sweet malts, yeast and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlihcsnatas (287) - Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Golden brew with the smell of mandrine orange and herbs. Taste was bland at first and I didnít much think I cared for it, but after a few sips the flavor balanced out with some sweetness in there but yet the hops was odd and I couldnít seem to really figure the taste. Noticed other reviewers here couldnít seem to agree either. Some say citrus, others floral, and others are going with pine. The more I drink this one the more it seems to take on different flavors. The resinish bland seems to be in the aftertaste so I am going with just an Interesting flavor. Overall it is good, but for the high price tag not going back for more of this one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whiskeyrocks (60) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
I guess my palette is different from most reviewers, because I have yet to find a Stone IPA that really blew my socks off. They all get pretty high ratings, but I personally have not understood why. This beer is the same for me. Not very hoppy, or citrusy. Kinda skunky smell that carries over to the taste. It is kinda light and very smooth. And was nice and refreshing on a humid cloudy day. But just not something that I would enjoy on a daily basis...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1618) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
An orange-yellow beer with a medium and blond head. The aroma is a great fruitbasket, belgian fruits, tropical fruits, citrusfruits and some fructose, and thatís it. Taste is fruitfull, some grapefruits and pine needles, medium bitterness, hint of herbs. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation and very pleasant to drink. Very good IPA where the yeast has done itís job and has given the nice additional value. Tastefull.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2264) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Pale golden coloured with a sweet and tart lemon fruity flavour, vanilla and pine with a spicy, yeasty, zesty warming finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3893) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Great stuff. One of the best versions of this IPA variation style that Iíve had so far. Great mix of citrus hops and floral yeast that allows them to shine equally well without dampening eitherís effect. Lightly bitter and sweet finish. Orang0amber pour. Great stuff. Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2014
650ml bottle into a Supermug; served cold. Aroma: Good spice box Belgian yeast, a little sourness, just a touch of campfire. Candied oranges. Appearance: This beer has a clear, amber-orange, sunset colored body. This beer has a slowly dissipating, small+ white head made even, small bubbles. This beer leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Taste: This beer has notes of orange. This beer is lightly bitter, and the hop profile further elaborates on citrus flavors. Towards the back of the palate, the spice-box flavors. Flavors blend well together. Palate: This beerís body is light+, but not watery at all. This beer has a gentle, tickling carbonation. This beerís finish long, and ends on light bitterness. Overall: A nice blend of Belgian flavors with IPA bitterness. SanTanís Supermonk was all IPA, with no classic Belgian flavors. Cali-Belgique is balanced, and both sides get equal representation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle shared with friend from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice complexity of hops and malt, some yeast notes. Floral and grassy. Taste: nice malty taste and good hops blast. Nice balance and really interesting. Aftertaste: nice hoppy taste and malty notes. Amazing!


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