Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (383) - - SEP 11, 2015
Mostly filtered (I can pretty much read the iPad through it) with very light carbonation bubbles. Only a thin white film of a head is left, seconds after the pour is completed. Pretty standard mouthfeel for an IPA. My nose is getting a lot less than expected. Smells pretty much like a Stone IPA with their signature bitter resin. Some peach is in there too. The tastes are of bitter hop resin, pine, and some Belgian Yeast coming through, but not that much. I wonder what the ratio of it, to their standard IPA was blended together here. Not a bad beer, but not blowing my socks off. My least favourite Stone product to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6010) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
pours hazy light golden with a frothy and creamy white head, good retention and lacing. bright spicy citrus, orange and cream, woodsy and spicy maltienss - doughy and chewy; oaked chardonnay; coconut and spices - cardamom; clover honey sweetness, chewy belgian yeast with nice phenolic notes. bright to moderate carbonation, medium body; luscious, balanced spicy finish. very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
650 mL bottle. Pours clear golden with a two finger cap of white head that fades to patchy bubbles. Nose is mixed citrus, pine, dank herb, bubblegum and spicy yeast phenols. Light bready malts and a big bitter backbone that yields to a sticky palate and a lingering finish. Moderate body and average carbonation. Nothing wrong here, but not so sure this is for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1902) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2015
Overall: Soap, spices.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2015-09-09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (192) - ITALY - SEP 9, 2015
33cl in teku, coming straight from La Jolla, San Diego, THANKS BOB !! Pours a small to medium, ivory white and dense head; typical Stone IPA orange to golden colour, quite crystal clear. This thing, as you would imagine from the name, smells terrific: that awesome belgian yeastiness and funkiness is all there, US hops, yellow fruits, with a bit of spiciness. Tastes fruity with orange and pineapple, herbs, belgian golden ale notes; almost low sweetness, medium but not too ivasive hoppy bitterness, consistent as a traditional stone IPA but not that much biting. Light to medium body, bit astringent semi-dry finish, just the right carbonation. Expected this to be too much "IPAish", but it actually has that distinctive belgian character which really comes out on the nose, and in the mouth too. It feels quite different from the reg. IPA. A really fine brew that mixes the great cali IPA tradition to the belgian. What a great idea !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (652) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a one finger off white head. Smells great. Lemon, lemon peel, wet concrete, yeast, light booziness, and light green tea notes. Taste wise, bitter with resinous notes, pineapple, peach, passion fruit with a big mineral heavy under note that leads into light tropical fruit with more mineral bitterness and citrus pith, with some light peach in the bitter finish. REALLY reminds me of the Duvel hop series beers, and that is most definitely a compliment. I’d buy this again for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ngunity (68) - - SEP 5, 2015
From Bottle. Plenty of aroma and flavor; an interesting range of ipa flavor being trumped by the overriding belgian taste. Worth a taste not sessionable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1202) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 31/8/2015. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. The nose features lots of Belgian yeast and spice. In the mouth, there’s beady malt, more Belgian yeast, orange, lemon and spice, finished off by a big, lingering hop bitterness.Medium bodies with average carbonation. A very enjoyable, full on IPA variant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (335) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass Appearance: pours a sudsy 1"+ white head that drops slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is golden-orange with tons of streaming carbonation. Aroma: distinctive with floral and citrus hops along with Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, viscious and sticky with a mostly dry warming finish. Flavor: citrus, pine, white bread, brett yeast flavors and a spicy sweetness. Overall: interesting twist on an IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (103) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2015
The aroma of both an IPA (hoppy) and the sweetness of a Belgian beer. Similar flavor, sweet at first from the Belgian, and then a bitter finish from the hops in the IPA portion. Not overly strong at 6.9% alcohol.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 153

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50