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RATINGS: 1328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bomber to glass. Great spice and citrus aroma. Orange, clear and white head. Taste is Belgian funk and grapefruit with slight pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AAEA (106) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
22 FL. OZ ($4.99) this was a real good IPA. enjoyed this beer and will be buying again. so far everything from Stone has been really good. more of a light IPA to me but has its own character that stands out from their other lines and well other IPAs for that matter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1325) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
22 ounce Cali-BelgiŽ bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottle date is pretty much faded off. Pours a mostly clear light apricot yellow with half an inch or so of off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus, spices, yeast. Tasting notes of citrus, bitter hops, spices, yeast, orange peel, hint of banana. Medium body with a dry finish. Semi-juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
Golden ale with hop kick and balls. Clean bitterness, reasonably agressive, long linear finish. Mild tropical fruits and spice to finish ($7 16oz Stone Liberty Station)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Aroma- Banana right off the top. Grapefruit, pine, and hop funk. Give it a swirl for a nice whif of clove and brown sugar. Taste- Man, thereís a lot going on. Its like thereís sweet grapefruit, banana, apple and pear up front, followed by light fresh hops, and ending in pine, grapefruit rind, and a pinch of pepper. Overall- Its been said so many times, its almost not worth saying. Stone knows what the hell they are doing. If you havenít jumped on board, youíre insane.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cafgen (134) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Golden in color. Aroma is lemon and bread. Definitely a Belgian style beer with a lemon-hoppy flavor. Not my style of beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3760) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
22oz bottle all to myself: 16th March 2014. Drank overlooking Balboa Island, I enjoyed it so much that I had a draught one at the Stones Liberty Station outlet in San Diego the following day (and it was just as good). Something sets this apart from almost all the other beers I had while in California (and I had plenty, trust me), it had everything I like in a beer. Belgian yeast being the biggest single ingredient that did it for me. Really, really great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Golden color with a one finger white head. Lots of bubbles streaming up. Aroma is clove, lemon, maybe a bit grassy. Tastes very Belgian with the clove hitting me first. A little citrusy and finishes off with some hop bitterness. If you like Belgian beers and IPAs this is the beer for you.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bomber. Clear orange gold with a big lasting, foamy, off-white head. Aromas of citrus, orange, pine, fruit, yeast, caramel and spice. Flavor is citrus, pine, toasted malt, bread and spice. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation with a bitter and slightly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (682) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. The Belgian hits in the nose first, then some grapefruit. As in the nose, the hop profiles are obstructed by the big bready and clove-sweet Belgian yeast. Fairly light and has nice dry mouthfeel.


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