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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
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours burnt orange to gold with a moderate white head. Aroma of dust, hay, grass, green onions, grapefruit and plantiness. Flavor of hay, breadcrust, onion, grass, pepper, and citrus. Finishes with the yeasty funk giving way to bitter citrus and old books (?). Medium bodied and drinkable. Not bad, but doesn’t stand out much.

3.7
swong17 (58) - USA - DEC 29, 2010
On tap. Stone always does their IPAs well and this is no exception. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head that releases lots of grass and hops. Strong hop flavor with the Belgian yeast twist and some extra citrus flavors. Bitter on the finish. Probably a bit too strong for me to drink more than one or two of, but delicious.

3.4
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Stone brings on the strong California style and the Belgium yeast adds a certain softness, but in Stone fashion, hops must be supreme. The beer has a light white head and it pours a light golden color. There is some type of tropical citrus that i do not care for in this beer.

3
jonno (2750) - JAPAN - DEC 26, 2010
A little spicy and the trademark hops are masked by their propriertry belgian yeast. A bit non descript. Quite sweet and the finish brings on a decent bitter finish.

4.1
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours an almost cloudy light orange color with an off white head.The aroma is of a floral,citrusy sent with spice notes to it.The flavor is a refreshing citrus taste.Gose down clean and smooth with a nice bitter aftertaste.Overall more great stuff from Stone brewery.

3.3
MatthewPatthew (2) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010 does not count
Hazy yellow with an orange tint, stable white head consisting of small bubbles w/ continuous fizziness lasting throughout the session. Aroma reminds me of that of trub - mostly yeast-borne aromas with distinctly hoppy notes. Very carbonated. Hops dominate the malt but in a positive, not overdone way.

3.3
adavis234 (287) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle. Pour is a surprisingly clear, yellow color with a thick white head. Lighter than your typical IPA pour. Very sweet, sticky hop aroma. Flavor is also sweet but not as much as the aroma. A pine taste with hints of citrus and gum. An interesting IPA, but in my opinion not deserving of such a high rating. Sort of an in between styles beer.

3.8
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a hazy apricot a pretty nice white head. The initial whiff is of floral hops, followed by some Belgian yeast characteristics. The taste is quite similar, with the addition of a little bit of sweetness. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy, but very nice. A bit of dryness in the aftertaste. Quite drinkable in small quantities, but not something I’d quaff 22’s of too regularly. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-20-2010

3.5
Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Pours a light blOnde with a thick foamy white head. Alcohol aroma and very strong flavor. Decent.

4.4
thorongil2 (2994) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2010
(bottle) clear light orange, small white head; aroma of bread, citrus, spruce, balanced flavour with long medium bitter finish, excellent


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