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RATINGS: 1447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
On tap at Rueben's, golden pour with a thick off-white head. Tastes hoppy with a bit of citrus. Palate is smooth and refreshing.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (745) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Clear deep yellow out of a bottle. Mountains of pillowy foam. Aroma is hoppy tropical fruit, hay, citrus. Have a sip and itís cereal malts, to some slight belgian yeasty bits, to a bold fruity hoppy blast, and a dry, bitter finish. Is that a touch of diacetyl on the finish. Detracts just a little bit from what is otherwise really, really good. Fresh, bright, refreshing. Only other criticism would be a bit too bubbly (too many burps?). Splitting hairs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NikkTwist (1928) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Slightly hazy golden pour with a layer of white foam. Quite hoppy but also has the distinctive taste of Belgium yeast. Amber stone fruit. Oranges and lemons. Floral and herbal hop notes. Dandelion. Parsley. Sage. Celery seed. Coriander. Honeycomb. Gunpowder tea. Plantains. Shortbread. Lots of interesting flavors but - they do not play together well for me. Two disparate styles.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbhenry (136) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
This is a very interesting beer. It is well-hopped and medium bodied. The malt taste is unique. It may be the yeast or the hops strains, but its unusual taste is quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1538) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeasty and mild hops. Taste is moderate sweet leading to a nicely balanced hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (381) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours a slighly hazy golden yellow with a huge foamy white head that lefts tons of lacing. Aroma was pleasant with citrus hops, pine, and a mild dankness. Flavor was pine, bitter grapefruit, and the belgian yeast was present. Iím not big on that Belgian yeast taste in general, but paired together with the Stone IPA this actually worked well. I was surprised and thought it was solid and unique. The body was medium with a thin texture. Might have been over-carbed. Bitter and dry to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (647) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
Clear golden pour with a tight white head. Funky yeasty aroma up front, some fruity, lemony, spiciness underneath. Taste is oranges and lemons, stone fruit, spice, yeasty, pepper, quite dry, with medium bitterness. Pretty damn good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrus86 (143) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2015
TAP. Poured clear straw to gold with minimal white head. Sweet apricot & honey on the nose. Sweet honey & lemon flavour up front, sweet malts in the middle with a hoppy/bitter yet crisp finish.... Sticky mouth feeling after the mouthful? Sourced Pourhouse Dunsborough

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (844) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2015
Yellow colour, white head. Aroma of belgium yeast, peach, lemon and spices. Taste is medium bitter, flavour of belgium yeast esters, a bit peppery, dry finish. Thin body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Interesting combination of styles.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours a clear gold with lasting thin foam of head and OK lacing. Aroma is lots of ham, a little banana and clove. Taste is funky ripe fruits, some peppery spice, and a bit of yeast. Ends with a growing bitterness. Iím on the fence a little with this, but mostly leaning towards the wrong side of the fence. Palate is decent with some lively carbonation, but in the end this is a forced marriage of two styles that donít complement each other - in this case, anyway. Not a good IPA, not a good Belgian - so where does that leave us?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1142) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle (650ml) from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Bright golden appearance with a foamy white head that reduces to a stable collar providing a sudsy lace. Nose has Belgian yeasts and soft peppery spices together with malt grains and orangey citrus. Flavour is bittersweet with a dryish citrusy peppery finish. Palate is medium bodied and oily with a medium carbonation. Nothing like the usual hop monsters from Stone Brewing but still very pleasant and drinkable.


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