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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (317) - MEXICO - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. A clear golden beer with a big foamy white head. Aroma is of grapefruit, green grapes and belgian yeast. Truly a combination of an IPA and a Belgian beer. Taste is moderately bitter with a sweet finish. Some carbonation and astringency. Aftertaste is like a moderate belgian beer with a sweet acidi finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - OCT 22, 2015
Beautiful clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is malty, quite plain. Taste gets the Belgian ingredients straight away, no fruits, some honey but this is not a sweet beer at all. Hops to remind you that there is an effort to create an IPA type... but, honestly, the worst Stone ale I have ever tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Fresh 9/29/15 bottle from Trader Joe’s Ventura. I finally got around to trying/rating this. Clear gold color with a foamy white head and nice lacing. Very light aroma of clove and perfume with just a hint of hop bitterness. The Belgian yeast shows in the flavor. Finishes with some lingering bitterness. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (328) - - OCT 18, 2015
Pours a big huge foamy head that dissipates to a thin layer. Has a fairly clear golden amber appearance and has some sticky lacing all around. Excessive carbonation. Aromas are yeasty, malty and citrusy. Flavours are on the citrus side, some notes of grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits, a bit yeasty and some sweet malts. A good balance of bitterness and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
Pours hazy orange gold with short soapy white head. Nose of hop resin, sweet tangerines, lemon drops. It’s got a lot of that in the flavour. Grapefruit rinds, orange oil, and I guess the exact way Lemon Pledge would taste if it were reasonably drinkable. But alas, this is not a perfect world. Bit of soapiness. And some funky yeast. This is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2015
This is as Stone describes it. You get citrus forward hops in the west coast style with plenty of resin and the added taste of belgian yeast on the finish. The yeast has a taste similar to those found in belgian whites and belgian golden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (714) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Golden with white head. Slightly fruity slightly musty yeasty aroma. Bitter sweet fruity with some belgian yeast and bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle in LA. Fruity Belgian up front, grapefruit citrus hop aroma. This really nails the combo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2015
Tap at Dig. Aroma is light tropical fruit, lots of citrus and a bit of Belgian yeastiness. Taste is boozy, fruity, Belgian. Good for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Spicy and yeasty smell. Similar taste. Light on the hops. More of a belgian ale then an IPA. Nice though.

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