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RATINGS: 1325   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (832) - - NOV 2, 2012
quite simply stone IPA it is. very good and refreshing well balanced and nice finish


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (964) - - AUG 26, 2014
Poured from bomber into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with almost no head, but just a faint bit of white foam sitting atop the brew. The foam islands fade rather fast leaving no lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The smell is heaviest of a nice biscuit malt smell mixed with a good deal of candied sugar and some yeast. Along with these very aromas were some great notes of tangerine and orange as well as spice smells of clove, coriander, and nutmeg. Rounding out the aroma nicely are some hop smells of a grapefruit, floral , and grassy nature, which meld very nicely with the sweeter and biscuit malt aromas to create one fantastic smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a blend of a cracker and biscuit flavor mixed with a bit of tangerine sweetness. A hop flavor of grapefruit and a floral nature are present upfront as well, with the floral maintaining strength to the end, all while the grapefruit gets stronger and stronger. Some candied sugar and yeast come to the tongue soon after the initial tastes, with the yeast bringing with it some notes of a clove and coriander spice flavor. Along with these flavors some decently grassy and herbal hop flavors later come to the tongue, and with the increase in the grapefruit hop give the brew a big bitter boost. While the bitterness is increased, it never becomes overwhelming, instead, it mixes nicely with the sweeter and malty Belgian flavors to leave a rather nice more balanced Belgian IPA flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that average. The thinner body made for an easy drinking brew, all while the average carbonation was OK for both the IPA and Belgian characteristics of the brew. I would have liked a bit more carbonation to accentuate the Belgian characteristics slightly more, but overall it was an alright feel. Overall – A quiet drinkable brew, which was very balanced. A very nice Belgian IPA that had a great flavor profile and amazing nose. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Nice golden color , beautiful nose. Balanced wonderful sweet strong hoppy taste, love

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (328) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at Hopfenreich, Berlin. Pour is gold with a minimal head, aroma is fruity and sweet. Taste is fruity, sweet with strong bitter on an astringent finish. Great stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (135) - Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast, pine and funk. Flavor has light malt with strong pine and funk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8233) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle - etched glass. Backlog. Pours golden. White head. Nose/taste of pine, citrus peel and light malt. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: Fra bryggeriet. Gul diset øl med et fint skumhoved. Duft af gær og en smule citrushumle. Frisk klar sødlig smag men bitterhumlen bakker sødmen fint op. Dejlig øl.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (524) - Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft at Bricks. Pours beautiful clear golden bronze with nice white head. Nice funk in the nose. Taste is dry pine with some funkiness. Dryness in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spittle8 (110) - - JUL 27, 2014
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Very sweet. Not overly impressed by the style, I’d rather just have a straight Belgian. Not as aggressive as some Stone beers. Solid beer, but I’d like to taste more of the Belgian and less of the IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Ok, to be fair, I unintentionally aged this, so I’ll try to be lenient in the scoring. Smells of...eh? Tastes of citrus and not much else. Actually, I am having this old one after a fresh RuinTen, so I’ll put out a 3.4 and try it again later.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattyKakes (91) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a nice golden hue. Scent is bright and citrus. Taste is grapefruit and bitter pine. Great version of a Belgian inspired American IPA. Cheers! Excellent


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