Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1634   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.

Dacrza's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (774) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Date tasted: July 27, 2013 ... Glassware: Duvel snifter... Occasion: post-Cinders dinner drink while viewing The King’s Speech... Appearance: beastly swirling tornado of effervescence ripples up to a snow-white two-finger head that frames a burnt-orange body--a beautiful glass to behold... Aroma: sugary, candied fragrance sits atop the classic Stone hops head bang--worth the price of admission just to soak in its aura... Palate: soft, mildly hopped yet beguilingly medium-bodied; warming in the throat but not intrusive; a paradox that seems to bare out the uniqueness of the beer’s namesake...Taste: provocatively complex tart--grapefruit and pepper indelibly cascade with each swallow; balanced and substantial,, but in a way that invites a second bottle... Overall: Playing off the film, I will say this beer does not possess a stutter-inducing ABV, but the flavor, frame and aroma, this beer has a lot going for it...the over-babble on the bottle label could be severely edited, but no mistaking the beer is one I will recommend to friends, give as a gift and seek out when disposable income is more readily available...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1573) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2016
Draught at CBF Wien.
Dark golden, clear body, with a big, stable, creamy, lacing, slightly yellow head.
Aroma of citrus, orange, grass, grapefruit, subtle tropical fruits, candy.
Tastes of grapefruit, lemon zest, resin, grass, some passion fruit, candy.
Medium, a bit creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, medium dry, zesty, herbal, grassy, a bit sweet.

Nice one, although not so special. A bit heavy, on the one hand quite harshly bitter, on the other hand with a quite heavy sweet malt backbone. Not on par with the other IPAs from Stone I’ve had, while still enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier fest, Vienna. Golden color with white head. Aroma of candies, hops, malt. taste, slid malty backbone followed by citrus hops with candies, resiny, pines. Little bit harsh non hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Mostly centered on noble Saazer hops. However seems oxidized to me. Otherwise it is pretty clean and simple, with nothing really poking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcflylanister (47) - madrid, SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
Botella. Presencia dorada limpia con corona blanca persistente y carbonatacion media. Aroma a pan, levaduras y citricos. Sabor como si se tratara de una blond belga con matices lupulados, fruta madura, cereal y final dulce y amargo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (347) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016
Sample at BGM 2016. Lots of typical Belgian phenolic notes, high bitterness, lively carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 19, 2016
Tap sample at Tallinn Craft Beer Festival. I should’ve tried Stone IPA as well - would’ve been nice to compare. Oh well. This one was really good though: pretty harsh bitterness and distinct Belgian-ness to go with that, soft yet kinda aggressive, dusty and dry. Poured clear amber-golden with a smallish white head. Must repeat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a nice clear amber. Aromas of citrus and hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (328) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Citrusy aroma. The flavour is similar with some belgian yeast flavour in the background. Really dry finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3112) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Golden colour with a thick white head. The aroma is citrus hop and yeasty like a toned down Belgian brew. taste is sweet slight spice and yeasty bitter. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 14, 2016
Butelka 0,33l. Kolor bursztynowy, piana piękna, mocne ślady na szkle. Aromat żywiczny z ziołami i tak samo w smaku, wszystko delikatne tak jak lubię. Na podniebieniu łagodne, bardzo dobre piwo.

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