jamestulloch (1793) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of pineapple cake, white pepper and salty yeast. Flavour of honey, white bread, coriander and mint with a spicy finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Definitely tastes more ’Belgique’ than ’Cali’. Good beer. Reminded me of the excellent First World Problems by Stewart Brewing.
dhatton (115) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with ample white foam. Head lasts for days and leaves substantial lacing. Pleasant citrus, banana, and spice aromas. Tropical fruit taste with subtle malt sweetness. Crisp, dry bitter notes come through on the finish.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden yellow, nose is orange, pine, yeasty, taste is juicy fruit, sweet, dry, light spice.
NeuroPliny (208) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange-amber. Generous lemon head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, clove, ginger, caramel, and orange zest. Flavour is more bitter than the nose suggests with notes of pine resin, grapefruit, lemon drop, and subtle malts. Crisp clean mouthfeel. Awesome IPA.
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle the aroma is a little sweet citrus and lightly hopped, taste is citrus like a grapefruit with a little sweet, nice hope finish and floral aromas. Great IPA!
bartzluke (39) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very flavorful. Assertive. Pleasantly lingers on the tongue. A bit fruity. Strong hops, both nose and taste. Absolutely beautiful appearance. Great color. Fluffy, but-quickly-gone head. Plentiful carbonation.
TomTron (416) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear pour, with a sudsy head and some lacing. Yeasty aroma with some clove and grassy notes. Flavor is that signature Stone hop intensity with the Belgian yeast permeating throughout. Not my favorite offering from Stone, but definitely a solid effort.
jbuskirk (534) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This hybridization of West Coast hoppiness and Belgian yeastiness looks damn good on Stone’s Cali-Belgique. The golden body has a touch of orange to it and the head is sudsy, big, and snow white. Like most Stone ales, Cali-Belgique smells like dank hops, but the yeast gets some showtime, too. Taste is what I’d expect from Stone, also. Hop-forward bursts of citrus and pine. The bread-like malt is less assertive than its green counterparts, but it adds a nice layer of sweetness that compliments the fruitiness of the hops. In true fashion, Stone proves that anything they make with "IPA" on the bottle is worth having.
Dal9000 (225) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden Amber with a white head. Initial foamy citrus classic Belgium sweetness. Then the hops kick in the middle. And finishes with long pine hop finish.
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HuskerTan (662) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Juicy, tropical fruits, stone fruits, tangerines, citrus, hoppy, wheat, spices.
A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Bitter, juicy, tangerines, grapefruit, mango, peach, subtle spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, juicy bitter finish.
O- I was hoping for a lot bigger Belgian White presence in here but it was definitely an IPA with subtle spice areas from the Belgian yeast. Tons and tons of tropical and stone fruits in the aroma and taste. Biggest turn off was some mold spores growing on the cap when we popped it. Good buy for 22oz bottle for $5 and right at the enjoy by date but probably wouldn’t get it again unless it was super fresh.