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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7782) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Draught at Bishops Arms Gustav Adolfs Torv Malmoe. High fluffy white lastinng head. Clear yellow body. Mild fruity aroma. Dry dusty fruity flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rolfc81 (128) - - JUN 20, 2015
Really good IPA with less hops than typical IPA. Had on tap at Stanbury in Raleigh...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (434) - - JUN 20, 2015
Mmm ... citrusy, fruity bitterness in the aroma and first bite then comes the yeast and that’s replaces by a long sweet bitter after-taste. Medium bodied with plenty of foamy head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (413) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
A good balance between belgian yeast and IPA hops. Not a strong yeast, but a fruity flavor imparted on the tongue with a hoppy finish. Not too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
(Draught at BrewDog Stockholm, 11 June 2015) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of dried apricots, citrus, grass and spicy yeast. Malty, fruity taste with dried apricots, citrus, hay, spicy yeast, resin and a generous spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and interesting, with a spicy touch of Belgian yeast. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2809) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, cilantro, light honey. Taste is initial light fruit sweet followed by yeast and wheat sweet, then a long and lingering bitter finish. Body is light and smooth with average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (751) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Clear deep yellow out of a bottle. Mountains of pillowy foam. Aroma is hoppy tropical fruit, hay, citrus. Have a sip and it’s cereal malts, to some slight belgian yeasty bits, to a bold fruity hoppy blast, and a dry, bitter finish. Is that a touch of diacetyl on the finish. Detracts just a little bit from what is otherwise really, really good. Fresh, bright, refreshing. Only other criticism would be a bit too bubbly (too many burps?). Splitting hairs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy golden pour with a layer of white foam. Quite hoppy but also has the distinctive taste of Belgium yeast. Amber stone fruit. Oranges and lemons. Floral and herbal hop notes. Dandelion. Parsley. Sage. Celery seed. Coriander. Honeycomb. Gunpowder tea. Plantains. Shortbread. Lots of interesting flavors but - they do not play together well for me. Two disparate styles.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
This is a very interesting beer. It is well-hopped and medium bodied. The malt taste is unique. It may be the yeast or the hops strains, but its unusual taste is quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeasty and mild hops. Taste is moderate sweet leading to a nicely balanced hop finish.


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