RATINGS: 1787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 15, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a nice orange color with a minimal head that doesn’t stick around. Smells florally and fruity with a hint of citrus and hops. Taste is strong in hops as a Stone IPA would be, but with, again, fruity and flowery undertones. Medium carbonation with a decently smooth mouth feel. Got this one 2-3 weeks back and was waiting to open it. So worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear deep golden pour , thin creamy white head , some lacing . Aroma of yeast and a slight hint of citrus hop . Flavor is sweet and yeasty with a late citrus/pine bittering that finishes dry . Medium bodied , low carbonation . Different but very good .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7162) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant apricot color with a small white head that faded quickly. the aroma was sugary and lightly tart but overall lacking. the flavor was surprisingly dry with a table sugar element, moderate fruity hops, pine and a tart undertone. The finish was long, sugary and tangy with a lingering off flavor that was difficult to specify. Fairly full bodied. Uninspired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Pours a clear light bronze color, with a nice beige head. The aroma is distinctively Belgian, which is very pleasant. This beer isn’t too bitter or malty, it’s just perfect imo. Overall the benchmark in this style of beers and my favorite beer from Stone Brewing Co.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Strong hoppy nose, but this brew isnt overly hopped up. I love IPA’s and felt this was a very nice drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2010
On tap at the Winking Lizard. Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is hop-heavy with a touch of yeast; fruity, piney, resiny, and grassy. The flavor is quite complex: the hops hit first with their citrus and pine flavors, and then a subtle sweetness from the yeast. A little maltiness would have been nice to balance it out. Unique, but not quite amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John_C (20) - USA - JAN 4, 2010
[22 oz. bottle, North Bar - Leeds, 01/01/10] Citrus hops on the nose. Spicy notes and a medium hop bite. Smooth, crisp and well balanced. A very drinkable all rounder, this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrmac (334) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Decent, but not what I like in a beer. I would try again. Pour was cloudy gold with huge white foam. Nose was very citrus laden hops. The taste was pretty much the same. Has an out of place bitterness to it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Pours a murky gold orange with a nice white head and decent lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops, yeast, fruit and spices. Flavor is bittersweet. Palate is medium bodied but a little cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8181) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Sounds like a hipster gang from the san diego suburbs .. . light honey and light pine cotton candy .. . flavorful fun stuff . . full . . light brett goodness .. . clean, medium bitterness.. a class act .. . Charlie Brown ended up bludgeoning and dismembering Lucy in 1988 , her body was never fully recovered..

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