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RATINGS: 1832   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (663) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Enjoyed with Pat from Capone’s. Pour is a clear copper, Head lasted and laced well in the final pour glass. Aroma is a sweetr mix of maple and vanilla pancakes. Flavor is nice mix of hops and vanilla leaf. Palate give hints of flavor throughout the tongue. Something interesting that i can’t name. Nice brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (1007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Its an IPA, its a Belgian beer, maybe a dubbel, its both! Plus its ridiculously strong. It has a great aroma of a sweet Belgian and some slight hoppiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2212) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours yellow with a slight brown tint and a thick white head that quickly fades into nothingness. Very solid carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is of flowers, hops, pine needles, and a slight orange tinge. Taste is quite mellow and leaves a lingering aftertaste of pine and citrus. Very warming and very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle.Golden, clear with a small head. Fruity aroma with a hoppy bitterness that lingers.Full mouth feel and amazingly drinkable. Felt like i never wanted the glass to empty. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarrelRoller (15) - USA - JUL 31, 2010
The traditionalist in me has a hard time putting west coast hopping schedules and the belgian ale yeast characters together well...this is the best example I’ve had yet. Another good beer in the "experimental" styles stone is show casing currently.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iceman82 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Fantastic!! The perfect cross between an American and Belgian IPA!! Pours a golden hue, not typical for an IPA. Aromas are that of an American IPA. Notes of citrus especially grapefruit, pine and biscuits. Beer leaves a light lacing as you consume. Tastes like grapefruit, orange with a nice light hoppiness. However, there is an undeniable Belgian influence....the sour notes from the yeast. It’s a fantastic blend. Beer finishes smooth with sour notes leading the way to a dry, hoppy finish. Great Beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1more4dessert (336) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
First of this trendy new style I have sampled. Clear yellow with substantive head and leaving lots of lacing. Aroma is spicy, peppery and grassy, hint of tropical fruit. Smells like Hop stoopid. Sour fruitiness and mild bitterness and medium body. Tastes like a blend of an ipa and a wit or belgian white ale as I guess is the intent here.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - JUL 28, 2010
my favorite Belgian style ipa that ive had. nice dry fruit spice flavor traditional of the Belgian style with a nice punch of hopps that comes through like a traditional ipa. ive had many belgin style ipas from the usa and i think this is my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (2173) - Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pours clear golden with a 1 finger head, aroma is pine and somewhat yeasty, the flavor has a creamy bitterness after the swallow. There is some belgian flavors, mostly the creamy yeastiness, interesting beer and yet another winner from Stone brewing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2475) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bomber shared with Brenn 79. Aroma is classic American IPA--grapefruit and pine are very prominent. Pours a gold hue with a medium head that dissipates in a couple of minutes, leaving a scrim of foam and top-notch lace. There’s something about that gold hue that I don’t like. It seems so un-Stone-like. It’s a boring color for a beer, I think. It tastes like a total cross between American and Belgian influences, just like the label says. Classic American IPA flavors juxtapose with yeasty, sour Belgian yeast to create a truly unique and flavorful beer. Is that lemonade in there? Kind of tastes like it. Yummy. Taste starts out sweet on the palate--for maybe a milisecond--then a wave of sour rolls over the tongue; as it clears the tastebuds and goes down the throat, a long bitter finish is left in the mouth. Carbonation is medium. Fantastic and very unique.


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