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RATINGS: 1664   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.


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
I really wanted to like this one, but in the end, it felt thin and not all that hoppy. I like the idea, in fact I’ve even brewed one of these myself, but I just couldn’t get into it.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin white ring. Aroma of bread, yeast, and Belgian spices. Very dry and bitter. Tastes similar to a lager. Not very refreshing nor enjoyable. Somewhat dry and spicy finish with a harsh aftertaste. Not a fan of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (487) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a long lasting frothy one-finger white head, nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, grapefruit, yeast, spices and herbs. The taste is quite Belgian-like, the spicy yeasty malty flavours are stronger than the hop character in the beer, which is slightly herbal and slightly fruity/citrus. I think it works nicely together though, it’s a well executed blend, closer in style to Belgian I’d say.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a hazy golden with a two finger off white head. Medium carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, grass, banana, spices, floral. Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, pine, citrus, spiciness of Belgian yeast, banana, pineapple, funk, bread dough, floral, herbs. Medium bitterness. Medium body with a yeasty, dry & spicy bittersweet finish. Absolutely Delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1046) - MOROCCO - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a clear golden with a nice head and some lacing. Aromas of ripe citrus and bready malts, some banana. Interesting blend of flavors and somewhat astringent. OK, but not what I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Pours pale amber, thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, melon, lemon, grapefruit. First sip of citrus fruit... big. Hints of pine, orange peel, cereal. I didn’t find it to be sweet. But I did find it to have a great smell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (705) - Berlin, - JUL 11, 2016
Tap @ Castle Pub - Hazy golden color, nice head. Some floral aromas, pine, with a rather sweet malty body. Finish is medium bitter. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1019) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle from Donaghy & Sanderson in Pitlochry. Clear light gold with champagne-like carbonation and a fluffy white head. Pine hop aroma with spicy yeast. Slightly prickly mouthfeel and a spicy bitter pine hop finish. Nice for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-27-16. Bottled 04/10/16. Pours a clear bronze with a small amount of beige head. Good, dry, Belgian smell. Floral, caramel, herbal, and paint-like aroma. Scents of basil. Dry, hoppy flavor. Herbal taste. Spruce, potpourri, and even some milkiness. Peach sweetness, but the dry, herbal hoppiness definitely dominates, for the better for the beer. Lively and smooth in the palate. Medium to full body. Really good and likable. The Belgian and IPA elements gel really well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (568) - - JUN 23, 2016
Golden hue with thick white head. Funky Belgium nose. Dry bitterness of the yeast plays well off the malt sweetness. Not much hop flavour but enough interesting stuff going on to make this a lovely beer. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (616) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Une IPA très anglaise, plus axée sur le malt que sur les houblons fruités. N’empêche... Même si le fruité des houblons ne ressort pas particulièrement, il y a tout de même dans ce liquide une touche bien "américaine". Le corps est très vivant et aide très certainement à cette impression. Autrement que de ne pas être d’un style que j’affectionne vraiment, je ne trouve pas beaucoup de défauts à cette bière. N’empêche, ce n’est pas trop dans mes cordes. Ne vous attendez surtout pas à une grosse IPA vermontoise ici.


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