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RATINGS: 1803   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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3.8
   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.

3.8
   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.

4
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.4
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8229) - .....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..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
This beer has a light and sweet aroma. It has a rich golden appearance with minimal foam. It tastes like an IPA with sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle [22oz]. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size lasting fluffy white head. Decent lacing. Very nice aroma of hops (resiny, citrusy and grassy) and Belgian yeast foremost followed by lots of fruit and spices. Flavour is hoppier then expected and is a pleasant surprise. Lots of hops but also yeasty, spicy and quite fruity along with sweet malt backing it up. Decent dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. I really like (most of) these Belgian/IPAs and this one’s no exception, it’s very easy to drink, smells great and is very tasty -- well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle from Dorothy Lane. really nice IPA but I don’t get much Belgian influence, certainly not the yeast, a nice head but not like a Belgian IPA. Fragarent balanced and floral

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
650 mL bottle. A not quite transparent orange, with a very thin head. Lots of piney hops in the nose, with the Belgian yeast underneath. The flavour is dominated by the same hops as the nose. Something like Buckley’s mixture, only better. The yeast is certainly evident, though, more so even than the malt. Which probably shouldn’t be. Interesting concept, and a good lesson on what yeast does for a beer.


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