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RATINGS: 1847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 Massive foamy white head that takes a while to die down, only Duvel compares. Wonderful pineapple aromas with the slighest hiunt of yeast. Very tasty, flavor follows aroma rather well. Sweet for an IPA. A bomber of this might be too much for one person.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (1096) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2011
Good IPA with a lot of pine in it, along with the citrus-grapefruit. Pours a light amber with, in my experience, little to no head. Floral and pine-hop aromas. Nice and sweetish-smooth with a bit of a bite. I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nřrresundby, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Cask Pub and Kitchen in London. Pours a nice orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with alot of grapefruit, citrus and some floral notes, smells mostly like an IPA. The flavors are qutie West Coast IPA like, with loads of hops, grapefruit,, cotrus and the floral notes. But in the aftertaste you get some breadiness and almost funk like notes. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice IPA, and the use of the Belgian yeast stratin is quite nice. Though not as nice as a standard IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2011
Bottle at home from Kris Wines, London. Murky orange pour with a plumpish white head. Sweet tropical fruit nose and taste with a good helping of belgian yeast character and fragrant hop influencing affairs in a positive way. Interesting stuff..Good hop character, but plenty of other stuff going on like some sweet malts and spicy clove that offer some depth. A generally positive and drinkable union of styles. Just like Johnny Hallyday really... (half belgian) .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bomber: Pours a dark golden color with a small white head, pine and floral notes in the aroma with some bananas, starts and ends bitter, medium bodied with a spicy ending.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (7471) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2017 Rerate from tap at redhot. Stone Berlin version I presume. Hazy copper, fluffy head. Fine citruspeel aroma. Dry sparkly body, nice orange peel notes, light Belgian earthy spiciness, well rounded/balanced, moreish. Old rating, US version 7 3 7 3 14Bottle. Perfumed and piney. Hazy amber no head. Nice sweet flowery. Pleasant

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
Poured a golden color with a nice full frothy head that holds up. Lacing sticks to glass. Aroma of bigtime hops, citrus and flowers. Just like Stone IPA. Taste is medium bitterness Fresh hop flavor, grapefruits, pine. Palate is med body, oily texture with some creaminess, ave carbonation, bitter finish. This is great beer but very simular to the IPA. The big hop flavor show great hostility over anything else that might be in this beer (belgium yeast maybe)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Hoppy and fruity aroma. Golden coloured and fruity with a banana flavour. A hint of dryness in a yeasty and bitter malt finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2011
Golden orange color. Strong orange hop aroma that is couple with sour fruit and bitter flavors with a Belgian yeasty/ lavender undertone. The spicy Beligian flavors of coriander and lavender pair well with the citrus hop very well

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
I like the idea of this. Nose is delightfully spicy with phenols, citrus hops, and heavily fruity. Taste is spicy with hops, and balance in the finish but is highly bitter. Fuller body than the regular IPA. Overall very nice beer. I actually prefer it over the regular IPA.


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