Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1524   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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1753) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Two fingers of head, the bubbles danced nicely as they rose, good lacing. Clear, medium straw colored body. The aroma is floral and piney. Excellent complexity and depth. The taste is moderately bitter balanced with the malty sweetness. There’s some honey as well. Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6129) - 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 (2076) - 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 (1504) - 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 (412) - 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 (1030) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (563) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy medium gold with a small off white head that fades quickly to a sheet and leaves nice lace. Nose is sweet toffee and honey with citrus and grass over some yeast and notes of coriander. Light sweet honey start leading to the regular Stone IPA bitter middle but with a bit of spiciness. Medium chewy mouth with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Nice but the spice and yeast actually detracts from the base IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
An unclear golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - mainl coriander, but also with medium notes of yeast and peaches. The flavor is also sweet and very spicy - again coriander coming strongest, combined with notes of peaches, leading to a dry spicy finish.

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