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RATINGS: 1635   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 14, 2016
Butelka 0,33l. Kolor bursztynowy, piana piękna, mocne ślady na szkle. Aromat żywiczny z ziołami i tak samo w smaku, wszystko delikatne tak jak lubię. Na podniebieniu łagodne, bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (510) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours hyper-clear yellow gold with a short white head that fades to mostly a rim. Potent aroma is yeast and bubblegum. Taste starts underground, with earthyeast that explodes into a dry bitterness and a piney hop finish. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Tap at TCBW. Pours golden. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Flavor is bitter, some sweetness, citrus, lemon, grapefruit. Finish is grapefruit bitter. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Tap @TCBW 2016. Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Caramel, citrus, clove, ginger, sweet in aroma. Perfume, citrus, caramel, sweet in taste. Very sweet and perfumey in aftertaste. Tad too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1522) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 10, 2016
Tap na BGM. Ciekawa kompozycja owoców i cytrusów z typowymi dla Belgii fenolami, zarówno w smaku jak i aromacie. Fajne, świeże, dobrze pijalne piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Golden yellow colour. Transparrent. Beautiful white medium head. Saltiness, tangerines, hints of vanilla, different citrusses in the aroma. Bit saltiness and tangerines at first. Spicy in the middle. Citrussy finish. Rather light bodied, well balanced IPA. Not the best Stone IPA, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4329) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Brum. Perfectly well executed beer. The yeast dominates, providing an acidic, sweet tangy throat bruising pulse. Not quite my thing, but can’t dispute quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
A delicately hazy, gold color with a medium white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is quite Belgian, spices and hops dominate. Taste is sweet, spices, once again Belgian flavors, malty and yeasty towards the end. A medium body, a slick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is rather long-ish and tasty, though not as Belgian in character as one could expect. Overall not a bad beer, could be more decisive with its character though. Then again, I have never been a great fan of this Belgian - IPA combination so frequently used these days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (294) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast, and spice. Taste is bread, citrus, malt, Belgian yeast and spice. The Belgian yeast mutes the IPA characteristics a bit. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (259) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
Aroma: mostly earthy with a little hops underneath; unusual; Appearance: clear, golden pour with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: exactly how you would expect a cross between an ipa and a belgian tripel would taste, which is not really my style; Palate: medium body with long bitter/yeasty finish; Overall: don’t think these two styles work particularly well together, although it is an interesting approach. Would not buy again.

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