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RATINGS: 1803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bomber. Clear, light honey color with an almost white head, medium sized, sticky lace. Hoppy aroma of citrus including peach, lemon, clove spiciness, somewhat floral, somewhat sweet. Mouth is medium with light carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is lightly sweet, hoppy, spicy like clove, earthy like straw, pollen like beeswax, and a finish that is sour and bitter with hops (peach, orange, grapefruit) and lemon rind, almost a quasi-saltiness to it like a sour. Very refreshing, easy to drink. Peachy finish is nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle pours deep gold with a creamy eggshell head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty with very little malt presence. Flavor shows the same with notes of peach, lemon, pine, coriander and bubblegum. Eh.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2011
aroma is a strong piney citrus, and finishes with a sweet belgian yeast, a little peachy aroma in there as well that I always connatate with stone beers, appearance is a dark gold, taste starts with some hop bitterness and then goes to a slight belgian yeast, and finishes bitter, overall pretty good beer, personally would recommend raging bitch by flying dog over this for belgian style IPAs

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (11351) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours light golden with a good sized white head. Aroma of lemon, orangepeel, floral hops, sweet belgium yeast. Taste is belgian yeast, lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, some sweetness to. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish. Nice brew, good combo of a IPA with the Belgium yeast. 060311

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Golden yellow orange appearance with an one finger white head. Very potent marijuana odor with the Belgian yeast smell more evident upon further inspection. Pretty sweet, orange-citusy hoppy flavor on sweet pale malts. Citrusy hoppy, sweet pale malty finish. A quite good Belgian IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
22oz bottle poured at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. I’m surprised I haven’t had this yet, although, I almost always pick something else over stone. Honestly, and I love belgian-style beers, the belgian yeast was rough and ruined the for me. It started in the nose as a very sticky, heavy bubblegum phenolic, clashing somewhat with the hop aroma. Then in the flavor, it chilled out, but lent a slightly acerbic conflict the enjoyable, and typically Stone hop flavor profile. It had a lot going on, but maybe too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Draught at Euston Tap, London Slightly hazy golden. White head. Yeasty, flowery, grassy with warming alcohol and some berries; raspeberries(?).

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
I have been drinking Green Flash’s Le Freak and loving it, so I decided to try this one. I think my palate is changing again, but this is a wonderful brew. The aroma is amazing and the flavors are fantastic. I really think the IPA and belgian flavors combine to make a wonderful beer. I’m going to buy a whole lot more of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (609) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bomber, poured clear golden orange with a thin white head. Not much lacing to speak of, but very vinous appearance in the glass. Huge hops and bitter citrus on the nose, with some spice and light fruits from the Belgian yeast slipping in. The first few sips are bracingly bitter, but eventually softens into a fine mixture of orange, lemon, slight pepper, herbal notes and pine. Slightly more bitter than the standard Stone IPA, which I did not expect, but quite good nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9457) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of bubble gum, banana, citrusy hops, and a touch of caramel. Nice balance of sweet citrus and banana, bubblegum, and a malt middle finishes a touch spicy and bitter. Great balance of belgian yeast and hops.


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