KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
George999 (187) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle the aroma is a little sweet citrus and lightly hopped, taste is citrus like a grapefruit with a little sweet, nice hope finish and floral aromas. Great IPA!
bartzluke (8) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very flavorful. Assertive. Pleasantly lingers on the tongue. A bit fruity. Strong hops, both nose and taste. Absolutely beautiful appearance. Great color. Fluffy, but-quickly-gone head. Plentiful carbonation.
TomTron (414) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear pour, with a sudsy head and some lacing. Yeasty aroma with some clove and grassy notes. Flavor is that signature Stone hop intensity with the Belgian yeast permeating throughout. Not my favorite offering from Stone, but definitely a solid effort.
jbuskirk (517) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This hybridization of West Coast hoppiness and Belgian yeastiness looks damn good on Stoneís Cali-Belgique. The golden body has a touch of orange to it and the head is sudsy, big, and snow white. Like most Stone ales, Cali-Belgique smells like dank hops, but the yeast gets some showtime, too. Taste is what Iíd expect from Stone, also. Hop-forward bursts of citrus and pine. The bread-like malt is less assertive than its green counterparts, but it adds a nice layer of sweetness that compliments the fruitiness of the hops. In true fashion, Stone proves that anything they make with "IPA" on the bottle is worth having.
Dal9000 (224) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden Amber with a white head. Initial foamy citrus classic Belgium sweetness. Then the hops kick in the middle. And finishes with long pine hop finish.
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HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Juicy, tropical fruits, stone fruits, tangerines, citrus, hoppy, wheat, spices.
A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Bitter, juicy, tangerines, grapefruit, mango, peach, subtle spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, juicy bitter finish.
O- I was hoping for a lot bigger Belgian White presence in here but it was definitely an IPA with subtle spice areas from the Belgian yeast. Tons and tons of tropical and stone fruits in the aroma and taste. Biggest turn off was some mold spores growing on the cap when we popped it. Good buy for 22oz bottle for $5 and right at the enjoy by date but probably wouldnít get it again unless it was super fresh.
KKURO (3) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Similar to clove, it smells and, the taste Belgian yeast. It's very fascinating compared with Stone IPA.
sonnycheeba (3936) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits, floral notes, cereal and toasted malts, Belgian yeast notes, and faint spice. Flavor is sharp hop bitterness atop a dry, mellow malt profile that gradually smooths out with the Belgian yeast esters buried beneath the lingering hop notes. Medium body and carbonation.
AgentAle (891) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is clove, lemongrass, honey and slight earthiness. Taste is a very well balanced malt/hop profile.also yeast and slight funk. Taste is like aroma with additional sweet maltiness, slight sour notes and light tanin. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
Christybeernng (5) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid beer and an interesting idea. Fruity yeast notes overpower malt and hops
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone