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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2012
clear, honey color, earthy pine aroma and flavor from the hops which also give a lingering bitter aftertaste... some lacing but subsides quickly..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (749) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, pale golden colour. Lasting, white head. Lots of saison yeastiness. Thereís a popcorn saltiness, too. All is well balanced. Taste is grassy dry. Bitterness is light, but welcome. Like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (142) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
This tastes pretty much like I expected it to (which is no bad thing at all!). The yeast leads to a noticable take on the Stone IPA taste. Very good indeed although I prefer the noraml IPA from the same brewery. It is very tasty indeed! :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyBinion (18) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a murky yellow with a decent white head. Starts off piney followed by Belgian yeast with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (162) - - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small white head that leaves ok lacing. Aromas of pine, bread dough, sour fruit, cloves and coriander. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter and lightly sour taste. Flavor follows aroma but with the lack of cloves and the addition of light caramel. Medium body, average carbonation and a lightly bitter leading to a medium sweet brief finish. Very interesting, nicely balanced brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JudC (6) - - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Exactly what you'd imagine if you stuck Belgium and IPA together. Not so awesome though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (224) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma of citrus flavors with orange, sweet smells, bubble gum, and some yeast. Golden in color with small bits of carbonation. Strong flavoring of grapefruit mixed with yeast and rind. It has a bitter, rind, grapefruit bite to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
UncleKorm (657) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap poured slightly hazed clear yellow hue w/ small white head. Moderate sweet yeast aroma. Initial flavor moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are a clash of sugar, banana, clove, and grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
tap. Golden with small head. Excellent fusion of West coast and Belgian styles. Big fruity hops with plenty of Belgian spice. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichrdCubed (2) - Santa Ana, California, USA - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Nice fruity aroma of pine grapefruit and fruity belgian characteristics. Pours a bright golden tone with a pretty nice thin head and sticky lacing. Nice bitter sweet flavors of belgian yeast caramel grapefruit and pine. Fruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2014
Would be a benchmark of the style (albeit not a recognized one as yet). Takes their already excellent IPA and updates it with Belgian yeast. A brilliant innovation and having both side-by-side is a treat not to be missed.

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