Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.

Doghair's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Poured from a bottle. Crystal clear amber with an inch of white foam in a tulip glass. Foam dissolves to a film with great lacing. Smell is clearly Belgian. Nice banana/clove with some juicy hop. Taste is a little less Belgian and more IPA. Still plenty of banana/clove but also a citrus hop flavor. A little more citrus as it warms. Palate is medium with good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LLaurin (293) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
Straw colour and small head from can. Taste is light hoppy but the Belgian yeast takes the biggest place in this beer. Palate is a little short but still quite OK. This one was brewed in Berlin Germany.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
330ml can as ’Stone Cali-Belgique IPA’, 6.9%, brewed in Berlin, 1 month old. Consumed on the train back to Wales. Aroma is sugary, honey, caramel, musty candi sugar, those banana chew sweets. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is spicy, floral, banana esters, quite dry, very Belgian influenced, some booze, melon, pastries, drying pine vibe. A pleasant, complex mix of sugars, hops and yeast. Good stuff. But would prefer either a hoppy IPA or a malty Belgian ale to this amalgamation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (842) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Can. Golden color with lacing white head. Aroma has caramel, yeast and some floral hops. Taste is malty with long bitter and fruity but quite dry aftertaste. Flavors of yeast, caramel, pine, resin. Nice combo of both sides.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hajsman (26) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Very well done mix between Belgian yeast and American hops aroma. Citrus, bananas and medium, nice bitterness all come together in non-intensive, moderate way. Consistent and decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hub66 (383) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Couleur dorée; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés, fruités et de levure; un peu d’épices également; finale douce-amère

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopticalIllusion (1) - - AUG 22, 2016 does not count
Hard to describe this beer, there are definitely more belgian characteristics than ipa ones, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing because its a damn tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (185) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2016
On tap at Erzbierschof. Aroma is bubblegum hop notes and the pour is a gold orange colour. Flavour starts off all belgian, with bread, orange and spices, before a good bitter finish. I really like this.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (447) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Clear yellow/gold with a big frothy white head. Fruity hops, bread, yeast, spice, bitter finish. Clean flavours and a good hybrid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blueshawk (20) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
- leuchtendes Gelb mit guter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Banane, Hefe, Brot, Honig, Bitterorangenschalen und etwas Moder - angenehm zurückhaltende Carbonisierung - der Antrunk ist erst einmal sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig - das durch die Carbonisierung samtweiche Mundgefühl hilft etwas, sich in die diversen Aromen hinein zu versetzen - im Mittelteil wird der Körper dann leicht klebrig bitter-süß und bringt eine Spur englischer Bitterorangenmarmalade zum Vorschein - erst gegen Ende setzt sich dann die grasige Hopfenbitterkeit durch und Versöhnt irgendwie etwas Fazit: Sehr vielschichtig, aber auch sehr unausgewogen

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1181) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Clear golden color with foam layer. Belgian yeast, dusty dry and hoppy nose. Belgian hoppy bitter taste with a very nice mixture for a Belgian IPA. Very dry bitter aftertaste.

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