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RATINGS: 1882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.8
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 (13514) - 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
cubs (10740) - 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 (3206) - 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.

3.9
larsniclas (7297) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Draught at Euston Tap, London Slightly hazy golden. White head. Yeasty, flowery, grassy with warming alcohol and some berries; raspeberries(?).

4.8
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
I have been drinking Green Flash’s Le Freak and loving it, so I decided to try this one. I think my palate is changing again, but this is a wonderful brew. The aroma is amazing and the flavors are fantastic. I really think the IPA and belgian flavors combine to make a wonderful beer. I’m going to buy a whole lot more of this one.

3.8
jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bomber, poured clear golden orange with a thin white head. Not much lacing to speak of, but very vinous appearance in the glass. Huge hops and bitter citrus on the nose, with some spice and light fruits from the Belgian yeast slipping in. The first few sips are bracingly bitter, but eventually softens into a fine mixture of orange, lemon, slight pepper, herbal notes and pine. Slightly more bitter than the standard Stone IPA, which I did not expect, but quite good nonetheless.

3.8
arminjewell (9728) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of bubble gum, banana, citrusy hops, and a touch of caramel. Nice balance of sweet citrus and banana, bubblegum, and a malt middle finishes a touch spicy and bitter. Great balance of belgian yeast and hops.

3.1
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Tap @ Stone BC. Hazy, orange-gold pour with a tall white head which fades quickly to leave a coarse lace. Dough and pepper nose. Medium body is highly carbonated. Dough, lemon, grapefruit and orange peel. Finish is long and bitter with some cheesiness and loss of body. I prefer more hops flavors in a Belgian IPA and prefer the Hop Von Boorian from Elliott Bay to this offering from Stone.

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gabbama (210) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Pours a clear golden with a fluffy white head. Very bright citrus hop aroma with just a little malt and a bit of pine, spice, and fruit notes. As advertised, this does taste a lot like Stone IPA. Lots of citrus and grassy hops with a balance of sweet, pale malts that is definitely IPA, but there is a definite Belgian character with lots of yeast, light fruit, and spice. Nice medium body with bright carbonation. Slightly bitter fruity and hop finish. Definitely more IPA than Belgian, but the fusion really works here.


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