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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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (168) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Big Witbier aroma. Kind of overpowers the IPA citrus aroma. I do get a little bit of the cirrus aroma at the end. I would consider this more of a witbier than an IPA. The finishing citrus hops compliments this beer wonderfully.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Boomer74 (2) - - FEB 8, 2015 does not count
Love the bazooka joe bubble gum aroma, then you pour a pint of pure golden goodness. And get a fruity, hoppy drink of this IPA. Love this beer!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a clear copper color with a nice head. Spices, sweetness, pink bubblegum aroma. Sweetness, hops, bitterness, spices taste. Good beer

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (36) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Appearance: Amber with nice head Nose: pines, citrus, hops Mouth feel: light and crisp Taste: pines, nutmeg, citrus, hops Good and tastes different because of distinct nutmeg flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (637) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
On tap @ brewdog pub, Edinburgh. Body is clear golden, head is small white creamy. Nose is light malty, aroma is cereal, fruits, honey. Medium sweet, light hoppy, light fruity sour. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vandc01 (139) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle in a Stone variety pack. Normally I wouldnít get a Belgian IPA because I donít like them. Aroma - definitely can smell the Belgian yeast in this...not horrible just not my thing. Appearance - Super clear yellow-ish color. Taste - Is it a Belgian - Yes. Do I like that style - No. Donít care for the style, but Stone does a good job of it. Overall - not my style...wonít see out again...just donít like Belgian beers...Nobodyís fault but mine.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadShaolin (51) - - JAN 17, 2015
A definitive yes on the bubblegum smell alluded to by the label. Smells like bazooka Joe, bubbleyum. Sweetness on the nose like your grandma's electric blanket. Great balance on the tongue. This is the best of both worlds. Could smell more complex, but the flavor makes you forget. Attenuation for days, great carbonation pop. Flocculate me timbers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2329) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Mild Belgian Sugars, Mild Citrus Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Mild Belgian Yeast, Mild Crackers, Mildly Floral

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
malkyore (244) - - JAN 10, 2015
Iíve always felt like a didnít like belgian beers, turns out I just donít like belgian yeasts.... I dunno maybe Iím undignified in my tastes, but yeah.... I donít really care. I do not like this one bit. Iím going to choke down this glass and store the other one to give to someone who comes over with more class than they have taste... I only hope that they like fancy foreign things more than they like delicious flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Krej (139) - USA - JAN 10, 2015
Ive always disliked Belgian beers but felt bad because I didnít know why. Now I know why. Stone makes great beers and great ipas, so what happens when you take their IPA and add Belgian yeast? You want to through up... Its pretty gross and now I know why I donít like Belgian beers... Their yeast is pretty bad...


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