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RATINGS: 1736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.

el_guapo's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Good flavor. Aromatic. Sweet. Taste the Belgian for sure. I am into this ipa-Belgian style that we are seeing so much of lately. Would not mind if it was a little higher abv, but overall I liked more about it than I disliked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (2262) - Hagen, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
0.33 l can (Stone Berlin, brewed with Mosaic instead of Chinook) from ’Biermuda’, best before May 2017. Clear, orangeish amber with a large, frothy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish-fruity, slightly herbal-grassy, dank and a bit yeasty-spicy aroma of mango, marijuana, lemongrass, some ginger and a touch of honey. A bit sweetish, already slightly bitter, fruity, dank and herbal-grassy taste of mango, orange, some honey, a touch of ginger and some notes of acetone, followed by a medium long, rather dry-bitter, slightly grassy and a bit yeasty-spicy, peppery finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Nice, but a bit off, doesn’t feel round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1836) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2016
On tap @ What’s Brewing, Stavanger. Pours clear golden, with a big rocky head. Aroma is tart wooden yeast, with fruity hoppy notes of peaches, apricots and citrusy notes. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is hoppy, with citrusy notes of orange peel and grapefruit, as well as some malts with biscuits. Lingering herbal hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tandembrauer (1216) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2016
On tap at What?s Brewing Beer Festival 2016, Stavanger. Pours clear deep golden with white head. Aroma of fruity esters, some sulfur, flowers, some grass. Taste is very bitter, almost astringent. Some sweetness, dry mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
s00sl (426) - - OCT 24, 2016
Nice Belgian IPA. Aroma mostly of phenols with some esters and a little hops. Taste a little sour and a little bitter. Mediocre appearance. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanhunter_4 (222) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
341 ml bottle poured at home. Pours slightly hazy golden with a pillowy white head. Smells of citrus fruit and grass. Taste is quite bitter with a fizzy mouthfeel. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1220) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2016
Can, pours clear golden with a white head. Fruity and floral with banana, lychee, mango, biscuit, citrus zest, bit of pine. Fairly sweet, oily, low carbonation. Lingering baked banana finish with some bitterness kicking in. Belgian ipa indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (942) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Tölkki @ Alko. Kaatuu IPA-lasiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on vahvaa sitrusta, yrttisyyttä ja belgimäistä mausteisuutta. Makeampaa hedelmäisyyttäkin on joukossa, sellaisena hedelmäkakkuisuutena. Maku on hyvin kukkaisen yrttinen, hivenen puumainenkin, mausteisuus on vahvana taustalla. Sitrusta on hieman, mutta se on enemmän sitruksen kuorta kuin varsinaista hedelmää. Suutuntuma on hyvin katkera, melko kuiva ja suht täyteläinen (IPAksi). Laadukas ja suht tuoreelta maistuva belgi-IPA, vaikka tölkityksestä on jo 3 kk. Belgihiivan kyllä huomaa selvästi. Vaikka on laadukas tekele, niin itse pidän enemmän hedelmäisistä IPOista kuin yrttisen katkerista.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (625) - - OCT 15, 2016
soft fruity notes in the aroma. Yellow clear beer with white head. taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish, with soft bitterness and dryness. Quality ipa but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (577) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle from appellation wines dalry road. Clear amber. Nose of mangoes, bananas, citrus zest, resin. Taste is fruity, spicy, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muffd (3) - - OCT 14, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Tölkki . Kirkas, kullan keltainen, valkoinen vaahto katoaa melko nopeasti. Tuoksussa raparperia, sitrusta, estereitä, neilikkaa. Maku leipämaltainen, hunajaa, karamellia, sitrusta ja belgihiivaa. Erittäin miellyttävä tasapaino. Belgihiiva ei ole liian dominoiva vaikka peittääkin alleensa suurimman humalamehun. Medium runko ja matalampi hiilihappo. Vaarallisen nopeasti tuo tyhjeni. Suosittelen!

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