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RATINGS: 1647   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (386) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast, and spice. Taste is bread, citrus, malt, Belgian yeast and spice. The Belgian yeast mutes the IPA characteristics a bit. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (320) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
Aroma: mostly earthy with a little hops underneath; unusual; Appearance: clear, golden pour with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly; some lacing; Taste: exactly how you would expect a cross between an ipa and a belgian tripel would taste, which is not really my style; Palate: medium body with long bitter/yeasty finish; Overall: don’t think these two styles work particularly well together, although it is an interesting approach. Would not buy again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
peponi (1273) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 3, 2016
Aroma: lemon acid, some phenols, peachy. Appearance: hazy golden color and great white head. Taste: lemon acid, zesty, phenols, low bitterness, dry. Palate:medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Really poor belgian IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimusPrimed (154) - SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
Golden yellow colour, little head, good carbonation. Fruity on the front end, hoppy on the back

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Punkero (211) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
TCBW16. Light golden. Mixed hops and malty aroma. Same boogie continues in taste with enhanced maltiness and attenuated hoppy punch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (790) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
@TCBW Golden clear beer with small head on top. Aroma has lemon zest, grapefruit hops, Belgian yeast. Taste has Belgian yeast at first, then hops kick in with grapefruit and citrus bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4603) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Clear golden color, OK foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; hops, light honey, good fruitiness , some citrus and nice yeast influence . Medium/full body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4482) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2016
On tap at TCBW 2016. Clear golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, Belgian yeast, tropical fruits and hints of grass. Medium to moderate sweet and very fruity with a nice and bitter finish. Tasty Belgian IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
Tap at TCBW2016. Clear golden-amber color, steady white head. Aroma is grassy with fruity yeast notes. Medium-bodied. Fruity, sweetish Belgian yeasty backbone, grassy hops. Belgi ipa like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
Tap at TCBW. Clear golden beer, white head. Nose is belgian yeast, mild sweetness and malt, hops. Hoppy and fruity flavor, some mango notes. Mild sweetness and citric hops in the finish. Lingering hops. Pretty refreshing.


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