Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-België)

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RATINGS: 1879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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3.9
DavidSvinth (319) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Positiv overraskelse her. Masser af humle i næsen. På den frugtige måde. Rund i smagen, mindre bitter og tør end forventet. Virkelig en lækker ipa!

3.5
miki74 (26) - Sabadell, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Refrescante,de cuerpo ligero,con sabor y aromas a platano por el tipo de levadura belga,notas de especies.

3.9
nathanvc (766) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2017
Birthday can from Dranken Geers, Oostakker; thanks to Anke & family!
Best before: August 2017.
Pours clear Tripel-like golden with a frothy, collapsing, white head. The aroma contains yeast, flowery hops, spices, banana (even some faint, undisturbing and hardly artificial bubblegum), mango, grapefruit and passionfruit. It tastes light fruity & malty sweet (more banana) and medium to heavy hoppy bitter; dry, hoppy, bit yeasty finish. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy to soft carbonation. Great cross-over!

3.8
blueruin (213) - - NOV 28, 2017
Can at home. Pours deep yellow with a persistent bubbly head about one finger thick. Lazy light carbonation. Aroma almost wheat-beer like – spicy funky banana. In the mouth, some banana, spice and hops plus strong soapy/hoppy finish which is relatively short-lived. Punchy grass and some juicy fruit but a little soapy.
The mouthfeel of this is too hot – Admittedly not a huge fan of Stone beers which I often think are a bit unnecessarily brash, but knocking a percent off this would be much more palatable.

4.2
deepdrinker (317) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 golden hazy colour in appearance, very Belgium style aftertaste similar to la chouffe

3.8
hohops (1115) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Appearance is cloudy golden, with a 1-2 finger pure white head. Aroma- Belgian yeast, spices, banana, orange peel, grapefruit, malty hints. Taste- hops, spicy notes, orange, hints of grapefruit and pineapple, bitter hop resin, bready malt undertones. Smooth mouthfeel, bitter at the end. Good stuff.

3.9
rodsquad (353) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Can from Fountainhall Wines. Pours a clear vibrant gold with a nice fluffy off-white head. Got to admit, it looks delicious. Aromas have a soft sweet banana and mild fudge. A gentle dry peppery warmth and a fresh summer berry cordial. The dry spice is more prominent in the flavours but it’s a stand out fruity profile that stands tallest. A real nice bittered leafy hop balances the fruit. A soft medium body with a crisp sparkle. It’s really refreshing. I struggle to believe the difference the choice of yeast makes to a recipe’s outcome. Everything feels balanced and fruity with a dry freshness. I reckon I prefer this to standard Stone IPA but I definitely need another to confirm.

3.4
jacobarts (251) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2017
Clear pale color with huge fluffy white head. Aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, belgian yeast, funky stuff. Taste: same. Medium bitter ending. Grassy aftertaste.

3.5
jonasdm (34) - - NOV 5, 2017
Can 33cl. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has a lot of fruit and hops. Taste malt and hops, like elderflower and lemon with classic IPA bitterness.

2.9
dorain (691) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
Vom Fass (gebraut in Berlin) im Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-07 getrunken. Deutlich leichter zu trinken als die Variante mit Salbei (Sage). Auch die IPA-Noten sind weit im Hintergrund gerückt.


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