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RATINGS: 1633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3716) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with diminishing white head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and floral notes. Taste is Belgian year up front with a bitter IPA finish. Pretty solid for the style, damn happy to have tried it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7226) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier fest, Vienna. Golden color with white head. Aroma of candies, hops, malt. taste, slid malty backbone followed by citrus hops with candies, resiny, pines. Little bit harsh non hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Mostly centered on noble Saazer hops. However seems oxidized to me. Otherwise it is pretty clean and simple, with nothing really poking out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcflylanister (47) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
Botella. Presencia dorada limpia con corona blanca persistente y carbonatacion media. Aroma a pan, levaduras y citricos. Sabor como si se tratara de una blond belga con matices lupulados, fruta madura, cereal y final dulce y amargo

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (347) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
Sample at BGM 2016. Lots of typical Belgian phenolic notes, high bitterness, lively carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. I should’ve tried Stone IPA as well - would’ve been nice to compare. Oh well. This one was really good though: pretty harsh bitterness and distinct Belgian-ness to go with that, soft yet kinda aggressive, dusty and dry. Poured clear amber-golden with a smallish white head. Must repeat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a nice clear amber. Aromas of citrus and hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (328) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Citrusy aroma. The flavour is similar with some belgian yeast flavour in the background. Really dry finish. Nice beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3112) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Golden colour with a thick white head. The aroma is citrus hop and yeasty like a toned down Belgian brew. taste is sweet slight spice and yeasty bitter. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 14, 2016
Butelka 0,33l. Kolor bursztynowy, piana piękna, mocne ślady na szkle. Aromat żywiczny z ziołami i tak samo w smaku, wszystko delikatne tak jak lubię. Na podniebieniu łagodne, bardzo dobre piwo.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (510) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours hyper-clear yellow gold with a short white head that fades to mostly a rim. Potent aroma is yeast and bubblegum. Taste starts underground, with earthyeast that explodes into a dry bitterness and a piney hop finish. Not for me.


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