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RATINGS: 1396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KKURO (4) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Similar to clove, it smells and, the taste Belgian yeast. It's very fascinating compared with Stone IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4037) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits, floral notes, cereal and toasted malts, Belgian yeast notes, and faint spice. Flavor is sharp hop bitterness atop a dry, mellow malt profile that gradually smooths out with the Belgian yeast esters buried beneath the lingering hop notes. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (917) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
Aroma is clove, lemongrass, honey and slight earthiness. Taste is a very well balanced malt/hop profile.also yeast and slight funk. Taste is like aroma with additional sweet maltiness, slight sour notes and light tanin. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christybeernng (5) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
Solid beer and an interesting idea. Fruity yeast notes overpower malt and hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (169) - 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 (58) - 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 (681) - 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 (145) - 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.


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