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RATINGS: 1283   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2009
bottle, courtesy of Dennis Flynn at Lilyís NYC. off-white creamy head, lightly hazy yellow golden body. aroma is light grapefruit rind, sweet crystal malt, and some faint banana. flavor is piney hop, some earthy malt, and a rounded citrusy bitter finish.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyBinion (18) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a murky yellow with a decent white head. Starts off piney followed by Belgian yeast with a bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (161) - - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small white head that leaves ok lacing. Aromas of pine, bread dough, sour fruit, cloves and coriander. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter and lightly sour taste. Flavor follows aroma but with the lack of cloves and the addition of light caramel. Medium body, average carbonation and a lightly bitter leading to a medium sweet brief finish. Very interesting, nicely balanced brew.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JudC (6) - - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Exactly what you'd imagine if you stuck Belgium and IPA together. Not so awesome though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (222) - 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 (644) - 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 (2549) - 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 (357) - 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 (261) - 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 (565) - 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.


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