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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (290) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of citrus flavors with orange, sweet smells, bubble gum, and some yeast. Golden in color with small bits of carbonation. Strong flavoring of grapefruit mixed with yeast and rind. It has a bitter, rind, grapefruit bite to it.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
UncleKorm (727) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap poured slightly hazed clear yellow hue w/ small white head. Moderate sweet yeast aroma. Initial flavor moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are a clash of sugar, banana, clove, and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
tap. Golden with small head. Excellent fusion of West coast and Belgian styles. Big fruity hops with plenty of Belgian spice. Very well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichrdCubed (2) - Santa Ana, California, USA - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Nice fruity aroma of pine grapefruit and fruity belgian characteristics. Pours a bright golden tone with a pretty nice thin head and sticky lacing. Nice bitter sweet flavors of belgian yeast caramel grapefruit and pine. Fruity bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (434) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2014
Would be a benchmark of the style (albeit not a recognized one as yet). Takes their already excellent IPA and updates it with Belgian yeast. A brilliant innovation and having both side-by-side is a treat not to be missed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (305) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
Funky, dill, zesty, citrus aroma. Light hazy golden. Flavor is funky, musty, lots of citrus, big pine and lemon zest finish. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (652) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours cloudy light golden color with thick foamy whit head. Aroma is pine, juniper berries and earthy fruity Belgian yeast. Upfront is a sweet citrus taste followed by some tartness and biscuity malt. Finishing with a peppery yeasty flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (95) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Distinctly Belgian in taste. Palate cleanser on the finish. Lighter in color with vegetal aroma. Grapefruit in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daafisch (27) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Clear golden color. Smells of citrus, pine and Belgian malt. Taste is light pine and a subtle sweetness that is very Belgian. Hop flavor lingers but its not intense. This is exactly as its described on the bottle. A delicious change from the normal west coast style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
diamondtin (5) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Golden color, thin white head, leave lace at glass edge. Smell like citrus and pine, and have some belgium yeast (bread) smell. The foretaste is sweet-biterness and citrus hop smell, hoppy and fruity. Then it has chicory and caramel middle taste, the sweet start to win the bitterness, then I can feel some sour. This beer is not very smooth, feels fresh in mouth. The after taste is bread and brown sugar like, thereís also some fruity Ester aroma, feels like Belgium ale. I have it on tap last time, feels less bitter on tap, itís same fruity and Belgium-style, this is the best in Stoneís IPA (not DIPA) IMHO. The sweet chicory fruity easter smell make it feels like a Saison in the middle, the hop give it citrus and light pine flavor, so itís a complex Saison / Belgium strong ale remix IPA, interesting and tasty.


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