Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.

AdamDaily's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamDaily (9) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bam! Orange and lemon peel punch to the nostrils. Quite pungent citrus aroma, with a touch of yeast, obviously. First sip was a little surprising; this brew is a thinner body than I was expecting. Not weak and tenuous or anything, but I was expecting a thicker feel. After the citrus and yeast, the brew is grassy and floral. Make no mistake, this beer is Californian before Belgian. The only thing I wasn’t impressed with was the appearance. Decent head that recesses into a bit of lace, but the color is a real unassuming, light amber color. But you know, who cares, it’s a beer, not a mural. Delicious brew, and worth the price of the bomber. Nothing breathtaking, but tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2951) - 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 (4443) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6203) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. A bit hazy medium amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of fruit, yeast, grapefruit, hops and some light grass. Balanced and with a medium body. The finish was nicely bitter. A pleasant one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2596) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Keg at Big Country, Stockholm. Pours hazy amber with a white head. Nice hoppy IPA, balanced with a malty body and fruity, ester yeastyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2077) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Pours clear light amber with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of peach, esters, grapefruit, kiwi, resin. Taste is grapefruit and peach upfront with notes of banana, kiwi and resin right behind. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily with medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (282) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Pours a nice yellow color and has nice solid lacing. Not much head retention here, but that’s not too bad of a problem. Smells like banana and almost finishes smoky on the nose. Tastes like a typical Belgian beer, like banana and wheat, but also has the floral characteristics of an IPA. Also tastes kind of like smoked peat at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1508) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Le liquide est jaune tirant légèrement sur l’orangé ; des arômes de pêches, d’orange et d’ananas ressortent en nez. La bouche est aussi passablement fruitée, avec une attaque de houblons en fin de gorgée. Le tout est diablement désaltérant, pétant de saveurs, et on peut appeler ça une référence de IPA belge. Agressive, bien balancée, invitante à chaque étape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (415) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Pours golden with a HUGE foamy head that keeps growing. Aroma has that ripe banana from the Belgian yeast. A nice malty taste with a sharp bitterness too and a sweet Belgian yeast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at O’Connors. Golden with big white head. Aroma malty caramel, some yeast and hops. Taste is yeasty, some belgo yeast esters, lemon, grapefruit, wood and lemony notes. Very balanced and nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1033) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
Ámbar limpio, espuma blanca compacta. Aromas cítricos y fruta naranja, levadura y herbáceos. Cuerpo medio, sabor de fruta naranja con cítrico punzante y final de amargor medio, seco y duradero.

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