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RATINGS: 1656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 77   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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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Floral, very floral. Tastes like grapefruit and azaleas. Probably nice with cheese. Alcohol not very well hidden.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (556) - - JUN 23, 2016
Golden hue with thick white head. Funky Belgium nose. Dry bitterness of the yeast plays well off the malt sweetness. Not much hop flavour but enough interesting stuff going on to make this a lovely beer. Rated by BrewTom

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (605) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
Une IPA très anglaise, plus axée sur le malt que sur les houblons fruités. N’empêche... Même si le fruité des houblons ne ressort pas particulièrement, il y a tout de même dans ce liquide une touche bien "américaine". Le corps est très vivant et aide très certainement à cette impression. Autrement que de ne pas être d’un style que j’affectionne vraiment, je ne trouve pas beaucoup de défauts à cette bière. N’empêche, ce n’est pas trop dans mes cordes. Ne vous attendez surtout pas à une grosse IPA vermontoise ici.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linnet (1600) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2016
Big grapefruit, citrus, resin and pine, noticable fruity estery yeast character with some spice, complex, layered supported by a well balanced malt backbone, ABV noticable but not boozy. Hazy golden colour, big white head, good amount of lacing. The lovely assertive Stone bitterness envelops the tastebuds, leaving ridiculous amounts of grapefruit and resinous pine, the malts are there just to carry the hop onslaught. The Belgian yeast strains leave fruity estery and spicy notes that go together lovely with the other components of the beer. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, average to soft carbonation, bitter, yeasty and lightly warming finish. Superb!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1084) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 15, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast with pine and orange. Bittersweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (554) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
33 cl från systembolaget. En av iporna jag beställde till sommaren 2016. Mycket bra!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DenverLogan (1026) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2016
From a bottle into a North Coast chalace. Pours gold amber with head and lace. Aroma of malt, straw hops, Belgian yeast esters. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich grains, malt, straw hops, grapefruit rind, bitter herbs. Overall big, bold, flavorful with some rough edges.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13050) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2016
Tap (TCBW2016) (6:3:6+:4:13+=3.2++)
Sweet buttery aroma, cakey. Medium full palate. Nice sweet malts, good perfumey hops. Nice bitterness - long finish. Fresh and refreshing

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (470) - USA - JUN 4, 2016
Light head, gold body. Fades fast. Aroma is a little peppery, light. Grass hops. Taste is dry, hop bitter isn’t strong but still dominant. Light Belgian yeast flavors. It kind of suffers as a frankenbeer, not scratching either style itch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (180) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bomber bottle served in tulip glass. Clear light pour with thin head though well carbonated. Nice balance in aroma and taste with both Belgium and IPA working well together. Great summer evening brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1370) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
fra fad duft: krydret citrus lime koriander smag: citrus lime koriander appelsin frisk sødme æble frisk


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