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RATINGS: 1877   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
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Pours a golden orange color with a thin white head. Aromas are a distinctly Belgian yeast, fruity, funky, and bread. The taste is had a nice citrus bitterness with a funky Belgian undertone. Interesting for sure but not really my cup of tea.

3.6
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle; Pour is slightly cloudy light golden with a frothy white head that retains in an excellent fashion. Spices, very light citrus, and a creamy element coming from the nice heard of this brew - Initially - the Belgian side of this brew simply lurked in the background but as it warmed, the yeast strain poked its head out to say hello. Spices, Peaches, Caramel malts, and a nice creamy head rounds it out nicely - the bitterness is quite mild for any IPA really. Nice

3.4
BrewBoxer (2632) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Draft. Like stone ipas cousin. More if a belgian yeast taste then the standatrd ipa. Citrusy and hoppy, but good

4
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Aroma smells, dry, funky with a lot of citrus character from the hops. Lemon grass. Pours a vibrant gold. Super funky with a lot of fruity notes from the yeast, finishes bitter and dry with a nice piney hop flavor. Lively carbonation. Interesting take on their regular IPA, very easy to drink.

3.9
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
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, 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
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
Camons (12296) - 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
adnielsen (10601) - 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
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.


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