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RATINGS: 1360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   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.

jimmie65's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Apricot pour with a small off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma of fruit, hops, cloves. Great bitter, just a touch of sweetness. Malt, citrus, some spice. Finishes w/ more sweetness. Incredibly interesting mix of IPA and tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Jaune avec un col moyen beige. L’arôme d’houblon rendu très florale avec la levure belge. C’est une belle IPA florale, et assez différente de la IPA standard de Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (171) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2014 Keg at BD ShepBush. Clear gold, off-white head, fades to skin leaving good lace. Nose of bubblegum, floral hops, spicy belgo esters. Moderate sweet cereal, pretty big bitter, floral, resin, then touches of bubblegum and spice. Medium light body, slightly oily, moderate carb, loooong bitter finish. Wow, never had it fresh before! Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffDaddy (74) - - DEC 7, 2014
Not sure why I bought a bomber. I love hops. I generally do not love the Belgian spice/tropical fruit thing. So this is a hopped up IPA with a bit of Belgian thrown in for... what, exactly? Clear golden pour with a big white head. Aroma of maybe a lemony hop, some yeast. Flavour is similar, some citrus, modest bitter and then a touch of bubblegum. Just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (346) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap, poured into a pint glass..yellow with a fluffy white head..aroma of bread,spices,pine,florals..bready,dry..too much Belgique not enough Cali but I appreciate the effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (235) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is initially perfume, floral, spicy yeasts... slowly mixed with pine, citrus. Taste is candied lemon rinds, wild honey, fermented peaches, white pepper. A rich balance of sweet, herbal aromatics and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5799) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
on tap lievemente ambrata spezia pepe cereale buona secchezza lieve caramello note agrumate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bomber into snifter glass, faint amber-hued golden color with off-white head. Aroma of herbal straw, malt sweetness, pepper, faint spices, fruity and citrus/pine hops. Taste adds notes of white pepper, yeast, grain, lemon, candy sugar and pine hop bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp, dry with pine/citrus bitter finish. More Belgian pale ale after 3 months but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2501) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at Liberty Station. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like straw, citrus, caramel, very smooth, some dry pine, light boozyness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, sweet citrus, smooth alcohol, light pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pale, clear golden color with thin white head. Aroma of hops and a strong presence of fruity Belgian ale. A bit of grapefruit flavor. Definitely more IPA than Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
650ml bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida. Clear golden, very large white head, excellent lacing, very good retention. Aroma of citrus, yeast, light sweetness. Flavour is of lemons, yeast, lots of citrus, lightly bitter. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, lots of citrus and yeast. It’s ok but Stone isn’t my favourite maker of Belgian ales.

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