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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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4.1
paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
A: pours a great, clear copper color. Nice frothy white head, with a great retention rate and outstanding lacing. S: great aroma of spices from the Belgian side , very flowery and earthy. Great nose from the hops, slight citrus and earthy notes. T: great IPA notes, some citrus and earthy flavors blend well with the Belgian sweetness and spiciness. Very well done. M: full bodied brew. Nice bitter palate with some sweet malt backbone. Big carbonation level. D: nice brew and well worth getting. A typically good brew from a good brewery. I love this style.

3.7
skortila (6009) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2010
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ Stone Brewery. The aroma has citrus, some yeast tones. Clear, golden coloured with a white head. The taste has light bitterness, citrus, some pine, hint of orange, some dusty belgian yeast present. Quite soft taste, crisp mouthfeel. Nice one.

4.6
marioc3 (3) - USA - AUG 20, 2010 does not count
soft, Flavorful IPA... Not a hop devil (good or bad depending how you like your IPA’s) You can taste the hops but doesn’t overpower the other grassy notes... Good for a wide range of beer drinkers not only IPA lovers.

4.3
iNBe (100) - USA - AUG 17, 2010
While I am normally not a fan of IPA’s this one delivered. I had the 22 ouncer. Good stuff.

3
50belair (3697) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
On tap at Vine and Barley. I usually really like Stone’s beer, but this one sucked.

3.8
beergodd1 (401) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Not sure what I was expecting with this. I was pleasantly surprised. Thanx DK. Poured into a St. Bernadus Goblet, clear Honey colored pour with a foamy ivory head that leaves significant lacing on the inside of the glass. The nose is...interesting, earthy, some Belgian yeast character, spicy hops, Grapefruit rind. Nice bitter sweet flavors, a hint of belgian yeast, caramel, grapefruit and pine. Fruity bitter finish. Active carbonation. Delicious beer. Drinks very well.

3.4
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Nose is citrus hops with a hops backbone and some sweet cotton candy that fits nicely in the background. Looks slightly hazy with a golden tint. Taste is somewhat confusing. I get the spice nots of a belgian ale with some citrus and bitter hops breaking through. Finally finishes with a nice aftertaste. Just what you expect from Stone.

3.7
rocbyter (2184) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Sweet with mild spice in the aroma. Clear dark golden color with a medium white head. Sweet hop beginning gets more bitter in the finish ending with a sharp hop bite.

4
TonyDiUlio (679) - 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.

3
stchloe (1118) - 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.


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