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RATINGS: 1397   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a medium golden orange with a slight reddish hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin film with a large collar, which offered up some fair spotty lacing. The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange peel) and possessed a mild fruity sweetness. The taste was a moderately bitter with a mildly malty sweet undertone and had a note of caramel from the beginning, with the finish having a much more pronounced bitterness with a nice strong yeasty flavor and a bitter citrus peel presence at the end. The flavor lingered for an extremely long time proceeding the swallow with a bold bitterness and a mild fruitiness left hanging around. Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a dry and somewhat oily texture and a solid medium carbonation. Overall an IPA that was extremely hoppy. Although it was somewhat offset by the Belgian yeast, making it a smooth easy drinkable brew...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (173) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
An A for effort. Belgian yeast doesnt mesh as well here as some other Belgian/American ipa hybrids. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joejames (272) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear golden, quick white head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma of clove, licorice and funk. Taste is slightly sour, a little sweet with assertive bitterness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bitter and long. Tasting notes of banana, grapefruit, mango, allspice, tangerine and clove. Iím really impressed with this tasty, complex offering from Stone. Good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grom83 (7) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
Poured into a wide red wine glass this occasion. The smell is of citrus, fragrent hops and slight banana with bubblegum scent. The appearance a golden hazy hue with a minimal rocky head. The taste is awesome! Basically a wheat beer thats heavily hopped. It has a medium bitter and slight sweetness from the Belgian yeast. Very drinkable, overall all its still a strong IPA, closer to a double or imperial ipa than a wheat beer. Nice beer if you are tired of drinking the basic ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1799) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
The aroma is fruity and floral. The taste is bitter and fruity. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. Good beer that is just right. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle: Nearly clear, light amber, with a short white head. Belgian yeast, lemon aroma. Taste is yeasty, light fruit, citrus, white pepper. Strong piney hopping. A nice blend of styles.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsonick (2) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
I thoroughly enjoyed this brew! Why can more beer reviews just be about whether or not it was a great beer-perience?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (420) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours clear golden color, thin lacy white head. Aroma is spicy, Belgian yeast, honey malts, a bit of hoppy pine. Definitely smells Belgian, doesnít smell much like an ipa. Taste is impressive. Nice mix of spicy, Belgian yeast flavors with an ipa backbone. Pine, honey and a medium bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. Nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firemarshal (189) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow. Dense creamy head. Aroma is dough, spicy, grassy. The taste is like a hoppy witbier with a funky kick. Iím not so sure about this one. Nice treat though.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales (686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Appearance was clear gold with diminishing creamy white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are simple pale sweetness, bubblegum, clove, bananas with soft earthy, spicy hops and licorice. Taste are fruity esters upfront then malt sweet middle. The leathery, mild floral, spicy, piney soft hop finish. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with medium body, then fruity estery soft hopped finish. Overall a good Belgian IPA, needs some new tropical hops thou.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle pour. Floral and pine hops in aroma. Orange yellow color with lacing head. Hops are overwhelming on the first sip, but once past that I taste floral and pine hops with citrus, sweet malt and yeast to back it up. Lingering aftertaste of grapefruit and earth. A unique, enjoyable brew.


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