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RATINGS: 1722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 77   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (838) - München, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 Can at Brenn- & Brautag 2016, Sternbräu Rankweil. Aroma is light hops, citrus. Appearance is clear golden with a white foam. Taste is bitter. Dry. Very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jiwookdo (33) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 10, 2016
bottle 330ml amber clolor with small white head floral & citurs. good carbonation medium body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1019) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
330 ml can served cold, bought in that London by the wife. Imagine an IPA made with Belgian yeast: Yup, that’s it. Sweaty feet and wet wood. Not sure what occasion it lends itself to, but tasty enough to stand alone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (922) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Who Cares for Beer 2016 Beer Festival, Bevog Brewery, Bad Radkersburg, Austria. Shared with His Highness Kaiser und König Igor and Rasta Teacher Mark. Clear golden, white head. Belgian yeast, estery, citrus. Not bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Yeasty finish. Not impressed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dysenteri (130) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2016
Can from BoxBeers, Stone Berlin. Golden with white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity, spices, bubblegum, herbs, artificial banana and some citrus. Light body, with herbal and spicey flavours spreading in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3936) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
Can at home. Clear golden with fluffy white head. Lots of grapefruit and lime, grassy, sweet malts, orange, dough, cloves, honey, cardamom, green leaves. It has indeed some US hops and otherwise it’s close to a filtered not too yeasty Belgian blond ale. Medium sweet and almost medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit slick feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2016
(Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-België)) Can 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.9% Deep golden orange colour on the body, crystal clear. Tall and thick white head sitting on top with very good retention. Aroma of fruits, grass, light peach, apricot, indeed something belgian on it. Taste follows with apricots, belgian yeast, light citrus, grass, something saison-like, some malts. Medium thin body, nicely carbonated. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
herrklemann (91) - AUSTRIA - SEP 5, 2016
Tap at Bevog Festival. Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian beer yeast, peppers, pine, spruce tip, dough, citrus fruits, light tropical fruits, sweet malts. Taste is sweet, spicy; fades with a lingering, medium-to-strong bitterness. Carbonation is medium, pretty soft. Medium to full, kind of oily body.
It’s a good mix, but a little disappointing if you really expect it to stand out - after all, that’s what Stone wants to be known for. It’s drinks nice enough, but still leaves you with that feeling that it’s an IPA _and_ a Belgian blonde, not a Belgian IPA. Feels more like a blend than a unique brew, if that makes any sense.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (2227) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2016
0,15l from tap at Bevog Festival shared with iznogud. golden clear shiny color, medium big white head. smells of spices, light belgian yeast, peppery, bit pukeish, bit parfumy, light leathery. not that exciting smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of belgian yeast, spices, bit candy, some sweet herbs, peppery. finishes sweet with light dryness and belgian yeasty and peppery notes. decent but not much ipa character, overall just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15559) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Can @ Boxbeers. Pours hazy pale golden with a white head. Esters, yeast and citrussy hops. Its very clean and the hops and yeast are blending together fine. Dry bitter finish. Enjoyable.


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