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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (108) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Golden color with a one finger white head. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Aroma is clove, lemon, maybe a bit grassy. Tastes very Belgian with the clove hitting me first. A little citrusy and finishes off with some hop bitterness. If you like Belgian beers and IPAs this is the beer for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bomber. Clear orange gold with a big lasting, foamy, off-white head. Aromas of citrus, orange, pine, fruit, yeast, caramel and spice. Flavor is citrus, pine, toasted malt, bread and spice. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation with a bitter and slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (601) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. The Belgian hits in the nose first, then some grapefruit. As in the nose, the hop profiles are obstructed by the big bready and clove-sweet Belgian yeast. Fairly light and has nice dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014
On draught at Roscoeís for Belgian Beer Summit. Fizzy golden color. Aroma is red wine, yeast, and grapes. Taste is sangria, yeast, and citrus hops. An oddly pleasing mishmash of red wine, Belgian style beer, and an IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaysocal (4) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
This beer is amazing, very tasty and complex. Citrus and spices, overall very well balanced. Very refreshing, try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, pale golden colour. Lasting, white head. Lots of saison yeastiness. Thereís a popcorn saltiness, too. All is well balanced. Taste is grassy dry. Bitterness is light, but welcome. Like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (168) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
This tastes pretty much like I expected it to (which is no bad thing at all!). The yeast leads to a noticable take on the Stone IPA taste. Very good indeed although I prefer the noraml IPA from the same brewery. It is very tasty indeed! :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a murky yellow with a decent white head. Starts off piney followed by Belgian yeast with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (185) - - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small white head that leaves ok lacing. Aromas of pine, bread dough, sour fruit, cloves and coriander. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter and lightly sour taste. Flavor follows aroma but with the lack of cloves and the addition of light caramel. Medium body, average carbonation and a lightly bitter leading to a medium sweet brief finish. Very interesting, nicely balanced brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JudC (6) - - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Exactly what you'd imagine if you stuck Belgium and IPA together. Not so awesome though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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