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RATINGS: 1358   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Nice citrus hops nose. Taste is big time grapefruit. Nice balance with some bitter finish. Solid offering.


2.9
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (340) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5763) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2014
on tap lievemente ambrata spezia pepe cereale buona secchezza lieve caramello note agrumate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (905) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2438) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (211) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2363) - 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. Itís ok but Stone isnít my favourite maker of Belgian ales.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Love this style of ipa, where the Belgian yeast gives an added complexity to a great ipa, maybe not quite as good as raging bitch, but still a stunning beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1970) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a yellow light golden. Thin white to no head. Aroma is yeasty. Grassy slight funk. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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