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RATINGS: 1867   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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3.6
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Golden straw pour with a faint white head that surprisingly left a ton of lacing behind. It must’ve sat for a bit before they brought it to my table. Hoppy aroma right up front. Underneath that you can get a large amount of the yeast aroma. Bready with some esters and phenols. Hoppy taste with a dryness and a slight bit of citrus. And those yeast characteristics that showed themselves in the nose return in the mouth. Dry and sweet, with a bitter, crisp finish. Very good.

3.6
tennisjoel (1484) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Similar to the Flying Dog Raging Bitch but in that it is kind of a tripel ipa mix. Not nearly as good as some of the best in style, thinking La Chouffe Hoblin Doubelin or the other true belgian one which name escapes me. Enjoyable nonetheless.

2.6
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
pours an orangish golden brown with a white head. The nose is sweet and hoppy. An interesting beer but not as good as the normal IPA IMO.

3.6
gnoff (10849) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Clear golden color, big fluffy white head. Sweet, hoppy, fruity, yeast, caramel, alcohol scent. Sweet, spicy, fruity, hoppy, bitter taste. Bitter grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel with both a moussy and a smooth feeling to it, can’t decide it seems. Medium high bitterness.

3.6
Borresteijn (7412) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle sample at Stone tasting at Beer Temple. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is light tart, very fruity, tropical fruits, sweet, alcohol esters. Flavour is sweet, light malty, fruity, tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, bitter hoppy finish, light tart. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

4.1
kermis (14493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Tasting at beer temple. Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma is yeast and citrus. Flavour is exotic fruit and a mild bitterness

4.3
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2011
Draught Very good cream-coloured, dense & fine head over orange-copper, clear beer, beautifule lacerings. Exotic fruit, especially passion & lytchee, fresh hopflowers and superbly perfumed. Bitter-resiny and flowery, with a balance, difficult to parallel. Again exotic fruit, but with only hints at (fruity) sweetness. Citruszeste. Light to medium bodied, very creamy feel from the head. This ranks as a classical must-do IPA, in my book.

3.9
nittanytide (288) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Poured golden with thin white head. Aroma is citrusy, with a little bit of sweetness for an IPA. Taste is citrusy on the tip of the tongue, but balanced by a hop bitterness. A great, nuanced IPA.

3.5
Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Pours a golden straw color with white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, candi sugar, and herbal notes. Taste is medium to high sweetness that diminishes to a nice dry finish. Fairly well done but could use more hop character as the yeast dominates a bit.

3.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Great beer. Tastes like a stone ipa but with a new dimension of Belgian yeast. The Belgian yeast is big and super clean.


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