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RATINGS: 1316   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Style; glass: IPA; tulip 22 fl oz x 6.9% ABV = 151.8 / 60 = 2.53 beers * 150 C = 379.5 calories (est.) Purchased at: Canalís Lawrenceville for $7.99 Aroma: sweet, banana and cloves, some citrusy hops, pine, grass. Visuals: packaging is beautiful, though screen printing always seems to be coming off the bottle. It gives the brand a bit of crumbly marble style, though I wonder if itís intentional? Perhaps the most brilliant IPA Iíve ever seen, absolutely crystal clear. Like the final scene in THX 1138, itís that bright sunlight. Golden, pale, transparent, bright white head, sticky fresh Belgian lace. Carbonation is continuous. Taste: Delicious, sweet, and hoppy. A great blend, very much in the spirit of Chouffeís Hobblon Dobblen (sp?). Expertly balanced, nice easygoing maltiness, great hops. Perhaps my favorite new session brew. Palate: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. A dream of fusion of two of my favorite styles. I hope they develop an imperial of this. Starts very sweet, crisp, middle has a bit of a burn and slight roastiness, finish is hops and bitterness with a salty sweet end note. Amazing. Overall: In terms of lighter brews and more reasonable ABVs, this is a clear winner, and easily my favorite IPA at the moment, and very much a favorite all around, though my top honor still goes to Mikkeller for Black. Iím going to get more, soon. Stone, just keep them coming, and please consider an imperial version of this. originally posted at: <a href="http://beercritic.wordpress.com/"&

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Qdb (1) - Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2012 does not count
Awesome, super complex and very well balanced ..................................................

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gavmasterj (3) - - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
Ever since trying this beer, I order a belgian IPA every time it is available, but it never lives up to a stone. Slightly less bitter and more floral than the stone IPA, and quite possibly the best beer Iíve ever had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crashcarr (5) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
Lovely take on the Stone IPA brewed with Belgian yeast that adds a more citrus light flavor and sweetness that balances the bitterness of the "Stone" hops.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Theflowjr (5) - - OCT 2, 2012 does not count
One finger head with a nice light golden color. The aroma is huge Belgian banana smell, just amazing. Starts off as it smells, a strong Belgian yeast that turns into a nice balanced hoppy finish, with almost a little lemon flavor. I only rated it less than 5 on principal alone, this is one of the best I've had... Ever ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ghost_Council (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
excellent overall, stronge up front and finishes better than you would imagine

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2009
What an aroma! A great mix of Belgian spice and fresh hops. The flavor is also a great balance of the two. First spice, then hops, then spice again in the end. Really a fantastic beer, and I had it almost warm.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
I have been drinking Green Flashís Le Freak and loving it, so I decided to try this one. I think my palate is changing again, but this is a wonderful brew. The aroma is amazing and the flavors are fantastic. I really think the IPA and belgian flavors combine to make a wonderful beer. Iím going to buy a whole lot more of this one.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Calibeer (1) - corona, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011 does not count
A perfect CALIFORNIA inspired IPA very flavorful not as hoppy as new Belgium Ranger IPA but by far the best tasting IPA in my opinion I love this home made brew and would recommend it to all types of beer lovers new and experience . My favorite beer to enter 2012 :)

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kidpsyco (4) - Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2012 does not count
The amazing aroma of the Stone Cali-Belgique is only slightly better then the taste. Slightly cloudy with adequate head, the color would be called a true gold. As it it drawn in with the aroma it almost seems thick. Hoppy as an IPA should be but with a bubble gum finish that lasts. For hop fans this is a must. Like the other Stone beers, not for the yellow fizzy crowd.


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