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RATINGS: 1419   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.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bohica1959 (5) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2015 does not count
I find the flavour very European/German. It reminds me of two of my favorite German brews from Hacker-Pschorr (Weissebier), and a pale ale brewed by KŲstritzer. Way to go Stone, another fine example of perfection.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
euniceradio (67) - Colton, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pours light hazy gold. Quick frothy head with nice lacing. Aroma of alcohol, bread, citrus , acid and tropical fruits. Taste is peppery and floral from hops and bittersweet from belgian malts. More sweet than bitter. Finish is too sweet for my liking. Hops are mostly floral and spicy. No pine and very little citrus. Pretty good for the style though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Whenever I see this on tap I go for it, really nice blend, especially love the aged version..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (185) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
An A for effort. Belgian yeast doesnt mesh as well here as some other Belgian/American ipa hybrids. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (288) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear golden, quick white head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma of clove, licorice and funk. Taste is slightly sour, a little sweet with assertive bitterness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bitter and long. Tasting notes of banana, grapefruit, mango, allspice, tangerine and clove. Iím really impressed with this tasty, complex offering from Stone. Good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grom83 (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
Poured into a wide red wine glass this occasion. The smell is of citrus, fragrent hops and slight banana with bubblegum scent. The appearance a golden hazy hue with a minimal rocky head. The taste is awesome! Basically a wheat beer thats heavily hopped. It has a medium bitter and slight sweetness from the Belgian yeast. Very drinkable, overall all its still a strong IPA, closer to a double or imperial ipa than a wheat beer. Nice beer if you are tired of drinking the basic ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1845) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
The aroma is fruity and floral. The taste is bitter and fruity. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. Good beer that is just right. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle: Nearly clear, light amber, with a short white head. Belgian yeast, lemon aroma. Taste is yeasty, light fruit, citrus, white pepper. Strong piney hopping. A nice blend of styles.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsonick (2) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
I thoroughly enjoyed this brew! Why can more beer reviews just be about whether or not it was a great beer-perience?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (483) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours clear golden color, thin lacy white head. Aroma is spicy, Belgian yeast, honey malts, a bit of hoppy pine. Definitely smells Belgian, doesnít smell much like an ipa. Taste is impressive. Nice mix of spicy, Belgian yeast flavors with an ipa backbone. Pine, honey and a medium bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. Nicely done.


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