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RATINGS: 1721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 77   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 (514) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Brewed in Berlin, 33cl can. Fresh and dry nose. The beer starts fresh and smooth, lots of fresh and slightly sweet Belgium yeast with spices and great floral hops! The beer is moderate bitter, nice earthy intense bitter hops with sticky parts and fresh hop oils. Great and fantastic floral hops. Fantastic depth with a round and smooth slightly sweetish body. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tristanlaugher (257) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
Hazy, amber, floral and tropical, Interesting beer. Draft at the brewery. VG

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasP (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
The combination of Belgian yeast and California ipa has one winner: the yeast. By all means this could have been a Belgian ale. As such it it ok but I expected some more west-coast influence

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (672) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2016
Clean pale golden colour, medium white head. Fruity and floral aroma with notes of citrus, pine, caramel, hint of spices. Sweet lightly dry taste with hoppy bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Nice hoppy IPA with strong Belgian touch.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomatito (23) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2016
0,3 l can, stone berlin. Nose: very flowery and fruity, sweet. Taste: yeasty, bitter and flowery.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrumpy369 (480) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 Can at csakajosor. Nice deep yellow colour almost no head. Nose is strange... durian like.. ugh... Taste is medium high bitterness. Sticky bitterness. Definitve belgian aftertaste. Wont be my fauvorite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3541) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is malt, spicy peppery Belgian yeast, fruity and floral hops, touch of pine resin, some bubblegum. Flavour is above moderate sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium. Pretty strong Belgian profile with the typical clean Stone hops and malts. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (850) - Elche, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2016
Pours an almost clear golden color with medium to huge white head.Aroma is close to a Belgian Tripel, yeasty and spicy, with barely hop presence. Taste is yeasty and spicy, with citrus and pine, finishing with a strong bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7853) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2016
Can. It pours mostly clear golden with a medium white head. Yeasty spicy aroma. Oranges and citrusy hops. Quite spicy flavor. Notes of clove and oranges. Quite bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3898) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
from can, poured a clear golden colour with a white head, nose of crisp malts, belgian yeast, citrus, caramel, pine notes, grapefruit, resinous notes. taste is harsh, with a clear belgian yeast finish. a bit odd


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