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RATINGS: 1687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (495) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ljus bärnstensfärgad, endast lätt disig med vitt, gräddigt skum som lämnar lite rester längs med kanterna. Nästan lite parfymerad i doften med en mix av sötma och mer kryddiga inslag. Det "belgiska" störst i doften med en del banan och koriander. Lät kropp. Ligger nära smakmässigt. Även här lite parfymerad känsla, men inte på ett sätt som stör egentligen. Banan, koriander, lite kryddiga toner, lagom beska, lite brödig. Len och fin. Men, kanske inte så mycket Cali, eller?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1424) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2016
Can from J P Alsem. Clear orange pour with a decent white head. Notes of rye bread, banana, coriander, honey, funky brett, barnyard. Medium body, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet and salty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (221) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Malts dominate the nose with citrus hops follow up. There is some nice yeast and spice too. Cloudy, dark yellow with with thick, persistent foam. The taste brings out the hops and the Belgian malts, with the malt slightly forward. Good notes of spice and herbs that are complicated by the citrusy hops. Medium body, light fizz. The yeast gives way to a pleasant bitter finish. A good hybrid, one of the more successful IPA crosses.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white ring. Aroma of bread, yeast, and Belgian spices. Very dry and bitter. Tastes similar to a lager. Not very refreshing nor enjoyable. Somewhat dry and spicy finish with a harsh aftertaste. Not a fan of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (527) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a long lasting frothy one-finger white head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, grapefruit, yeast, spices and herbs. The taste is quite Belgian-like, the spicy yeasty malty flavours are stronger than the hop character in the beer, which is slightly herbal and slightly fruity/citrus. I think it works nicely together though, it’s a well executed blend, closer in style to Belgian I’d say.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (145) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a hazy golden with a two finger off white head. Medium carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, grass, banana, spices, floral. Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, pine, citrus, spiciness of Belgian yeast, banana, pineapple, funk, bread dough, floral, herbs. Medium bitterness. Medium body with a yeasty, dry & spicy bittersweet finish. Absolutely Delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a clear golden with a nice head and some lacing. Aromas of ripe citrus and bready malts, some banana. Interesting blend of flavors and somewhat astringent. OK, but not what I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours pale amber, thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, melon, lemon, grapefruit. First sip of citrus fruit... big. Hints of pine, orange peel, cereal. I didn’t find it to be sweet. But I did find it to have a great smell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (749) - Berlin, - JUL 11, 2016
Tap @ Castle Pub - Hazy golden color, nice head. Some floral aromas, pine, with a rather sweet malty body. Finish is medium bitter. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1035) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle from Donaghy & Sanderson in Pitlochry. Clear light gold with champagne-like carbonation and a fluffy white head. Pine hop aroma with spicy yeast. Slightly prickly mouthfeel and a spicy bitter pine hop finish. Nice for the style.


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