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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

OhHoppyDay's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhHoppyDay (9) - USA - AUG 21, 2009
APPEARANCE: A beautiful bright orange beer, with a beautiful white foamy head. AROMA: A noticeably hoppy scent, citrusy – grapefruity or lemony – with a slight yeasty, spicy note. FLAVOR: The hop smell comes through in a hoppy California IPA sort of way. Very citrusy hops, very little malt or sweetness, which I expected from the “Belgique” side. The PALATE: Medium-bodied, balanced but hoppy. As it got to room temp in the glass the malt seemed to start to peak its head in, and it finished nicely. It was just creamy and complex, as I would expect from a Belgian, but just thin enough that I could take a few down like an IPA. NOTES: The only regret I have surrounding this beer is that I only picked up one bottle. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this. I could get into some trouble if I had a keg of this laying around. I’m not a hugely crazy Belgian fan, truth be told I haven’t made it a point to really try a whole lot of Belgians, but this was just IPA enough that I could put more that a few down and be happy. I think I usually find the Belgians to be too rich for my taste, but this was more of a medium body and just rich enough that it was a joy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Keg at Big Country, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, rich head. Fruity marzipan aroma with elderflowers and citrus. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grainy and marzipany with buckwheat and resin. Really bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, yeast, banana, spices, esters, yeast, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, citrus, fruit, yeast, spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1719) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2015
4a cata RateBeer Cimmeria Oviedo 09..11..2015. Fcpref 08..28..2015. Color rubio con espuma blanca. Aromas y sabores maltosos al principio algo dulces pasando a herbaceos algo cítricos con amargo final también herbaceo seco bien persistente. Buena.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Smithld1 (71) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
16oz at stone brewing at the airport. Not for me. The Belgian part is not ideal. Clovey, medicinal. Had to down it and move on to the next.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyden (120) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2015
Beer 2 of USA 2015; light effervescent in glass. Crisp dry bitter finish coming from the IPA, with complimenting estery notes from the belgian yeast. Some banana on the nose. A good fusion

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1295 - 21.10.2014 - Stone launch @craftbeeryeg. Golden pour, small white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is belgified, lots of citrus. On the palate, similar tropical flavours, mild resin, mild pastry dough malt. Medium bodied and extraordinarily balanced. Great depth and crushable at 6.9%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (693) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Stone a réussi une bière particulièrement intéressante ici en recréant une base de bière Belge à laquelle fut ajoutée une touche américaine, contrairement à ce que suggère la bouteille. La base Belge est ce que je remarque d’abord. La bière est blonde, trouble, mousseuse et semble un peu lourde. La bière d’abbaye classique. Au nez, la surprise est nette: outre les malts et levures aux notes bien Belges, je respire une vanille qui est pour moi très surprenante dans ce type de bière tout comme cet arôme d’oranges. En bouche, une dose inhabituelle de houblons vient ajouter au caractère nouveau pour ce type de breuvage. Contrairement aux bières d’abbaye, le liquide n’est pas trop lourd et sucré. C’est même plutôt léger, houblonné et fruité. Une très belle surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a clear golden colour with a big off-white head that stays a while and creates foamy lacing. Citrus aromas with hints of Belgian Ale yeast, other fruitiness. Grainy malts taste start with a big bitter middle and lingering into the finish. Smooth oily mouthfeel. Lots of grassy notes, but not enough Belgian ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (278) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a white head that settles to a film. Aroma is spicy yeast with a touch of Belgian sourness. Taste is a good balance of malt and hops with the sour taste on the side. Finish is slightly dry, the yeast comes through as well. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours light gold, nice solid white head. Nose is orange, bananas, spices yeasty. Taste is big fruit, orange, tropical fruits. A wonderful beer.

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