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RATINGS: 1469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


Doghair's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (293) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (777) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Mildly hazy golden orange with off-white head. Floral hops with mild Belgian yeast, spice, and soft citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1853) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head and plenty of carbonation. Unmistakable Belgian yeast tartness with notes of a Californian IPA so, yea, they pretty much nailed the style and the name for this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
55x11 (33) - - JUL 19, 2015
From 22 oz to glass. Pours clear golden. Aroma of bubblegum, herbs and saison yeast. Surprisingly little or no hops. Medium body. Hops can be tasted now especially in aftertaste bitterness but not nearly as hoppy as Most stone or Cali IPAs. Very nicely balanced overall. Hybrids like these (both have strong over the top features) are very difficult to pull off but this one comes close. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (2763) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is strong bubblegum, light banana, and citrus juice. Tastes dry and pretty bitter. Tons of bubblegum and banana, not much else. Like a very bitter Belgian ale. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scottishchris (424) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Father’s day bottle via Cornelius. Clear yellow gold, white head. Yeasty bready nose, some proper Belgian tones in there. Medium body, a little sticky, soft carbonation. Bitter and citrus. Dry and light spice/pepper finish. GOod stuff

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhaag (14) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
650ml bottle. Such a nicely balanced beer. The tropical and citrus fruitiness never overpowers the belgian yeast funk and vice versa. Could drink this all day, all night, rain hail or shine.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (1066) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2015


355 ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Translucent golden honey orange colour with no yeast sediments; Near zero head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with fresh and strong passion fruits, strong pineapples, jack fruits, orange, banana, honey, floral, sugar, pine, light spice, fairly strong Belgian yeast, light cloves, lemon and grass.

Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with strong passion fruits, grapefruit, orange peels, honey, molasses, strong earth, strong pine, strong resin, strong spices, dry biscuits, strong yeast, strong lime, fairly strong bitter hops and sharp fresh-cut grass.

Body: Close to medium body; Fairly slick, dry and quite oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very intense and fruity hop attack backed by good Ale maltyness, in a dry, moderate body. Strong first hit of passion fruits followed by grapefruits and sharp orange peel, sharp ooze and pine, complimented by fair molasses sweetness, strong spices and loads of (half) Belgian yeasts. Intense but comfy. The 6.9% booze is almost undetectable. Very nice!

Hoppiness: Massive in tropical fruit-related fragrant aroma, honey, floral, pine, resin, earth and spices in both nose and taste. Bitterness is increasingly potent and grassy but quite tasty at 77 IBU for a lasting, strong bitter finish.

After Taste: Dry. Very fruity and nice strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: I just love a strong, malty, fruity and piney IPA and guess what? Its purported Belgian elements are more complements in a roundabout way, being subtle than strong both in banana aroma and estery taste. It’s pretty much a Centennial and Chinook affair. Hop-wise, its passion fruit is fresh, its orange peel is zesty, and the grassy bitterness is just enjoyable. The absence of Belgian yeast sediments in the bottle is perhaps the only minus. This is lovable!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jawlo (123) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Aromat: owoce tropiklane, delikatne wingorona i trochę belgijskich drożdzy. Wygląd: barwa złota, klarowne, piana obfita, ładnie oblepia szkło. Smak: na początku dość słodko - głównie owoce i lekka belgia, na końcu średnia goryczka, która świetnie kontruje słodowość. Odczucie w ustach: dość pełne, jednak niepodchodzące pod likierowatość, wysycenie średnie. Ogólne wrażenie: świetny aromat i bardzo dobrze zbalansowana słodowość z goryczką, wysoko pijalne.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5626) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
Appearance: Almost clear deep golden color with a creamy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Fresh citric hoppy, Belgian yeast and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Fine balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fine fresh citric hoppy, Belgian yeast, pine and tropical fruity.
Overall impression: Nice fresh, tasty and lovely IPA.
Personal stats: On tap Steampunk Bar in Goteborg, Sweden

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2525) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On tap @ Steam Punk Bar. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops . Medium body with a nice bitter spicy finish.


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