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RATINGS: 1419   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (423) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - OCT 8, 2013
Pours a clear yellow colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is of floral hops, slight pine and mild malt scents. Taste is a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Overall a nice beer, unique for an IPA.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
razzanof (60) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - APR 25, 2015
From a bottle. Pours amber. Aroma is typical Belgian-style. Taste is, again, reminiscent of a Belgian ale with a hint of banana. An alcohol finish. A good Belgian ale although I don't necessarily understand the "IPA" part of it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (255) - - APR 25, 2015
Phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal. I canít believe Iím just trying this one now. Aroma is a a big west coast IPA (a lot like Stone IPA...weird..) but theres also a nice spicy sweet aroma from the belgian yeast. Taste is really incredible. Itís dry and dank from the IPA, but has a nice sweetness from the belgian yeast. I really like this one compared to a lot of the other belgian IPAís because this one keeps that IPA taste and body and lets the belgian yeast compliment it. Itís actually really complex in my opinion and Stone can just make any IPA and make it amazing. Iíd keeping typing but I gotta get back to my beer. Cheers!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosslew (302) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015
Far too busy. Get a lot of funk, yeast, banana and vanilla. Tartness and IPA bitterness. More Belgian than American ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015
Slowbeer ontap(25-Apr-2015)Light farmhouse grass aroma.Light amber,ok head&suds lace.Funk,light malt&herbal flavour.Stark finish&funk grass aroma

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mears (46) - - APR 24, 2015
It is trying to do way too much. I do not enjoy the mix of these styles even though I love them both by themselves.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (479) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 24, 2015
Tap. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (341) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2015
Bottle from ipa sampler. Nose is hop and flower. Pours clean and light. Starts with dry hop taste then some floral and banana sweetness. Not bad but not amazing either. Like their other iPas better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1603) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle best by June 20, 2015.
Glass: Dogfish Head signature.
Appearance: Crystal clear vibrant amber body with a sparkling body. The head is frothy, a bit rocky, with a very light tan hue.
Aroma: The aroma is pleasant, a bit restrained though. Lemon is prominent with light yeasty phenols, sweet mango and apricot jump through on swirling with some honeydew as well.
Taste: Nice blend of light malts, honeydew, lemon, mango, peach, and orange zest along with notable peppery phenols. Dang this drinks great.
Palate: Full-bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a surprise, I donít even generally like Belgian IPAs. This is a cut above any Iíve had, the yeast is restrained enough to not clash with the west coast hops. Dang.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christopsy (133) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
On tap at BrewDog Dundee. Poured golden/amber with a white frothy head. Aromas of grass and slightly piney, with almost fruitiness about it. Tastes resiny, grassy, (maybe even a bit floral) with the feel of a Belgian ale. Absolutely blew me away!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (575) - GREECE - APR 17, 2015
650ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Konstantinos. Unclear golden color with off white head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, citrusy, light pine, light spicy and some yeasty notes when it gets warmer. Sweet, heavy bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium body oily with soft carbonation.


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