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RATINGS: 1821   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (829) - - MAR 12, 2017
Ruikt lekker hoppig, smaakt beetje muf maar nog wel okee. Uit blik van 4 maanden

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PintjeFritz (279) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2017
Nice can with typical Stone Style. Cloudy amber beer with small white head, smell is overripe orange and bananas, taste is bitter and finish also, yeast is not so dominated how by original Belgian beer, fizzy, creamy, medium body, (I have 0.33l bottle with best-before 02. Jul 2017 and batch 161005DE010)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AJL1980 (121) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Can from Raynvile store, Leeds. My first one from this brewery. Banana aroma, tastes of more banana and fruit, maybe Mango. Does bring to mind the Belgian beers. Really lovely IPA. I have a thirst for more....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3564) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2017
33 cl. can, poured in to a Tulip. Brewed in Berlin. Hazy, golden-amber colour with a medium sized, fading white head. Fruity aroma where the Belgian yeasts is showing: Sweet exotic fruits, banana, apricot, peaches. Citrus fruits, bubblegum, floral hops. Taste is bitter - far less bitter than the regular IPA. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with sweet, exotic fruits, yeasts and citrus. An interesting take on the American IPA:. However, I prefer the original.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pallleon (275) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2017
Parfümös illat, mintha belga sört innék. Ízében számomra zavaróan nincs összhang. Szerintem ez a belga stílus nem illik az ipákhoz.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matstrange (171) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Can from beer52 mail order club. Thin head on pouring and a strong banana aroma. The banana flavour is present in the beer too but not over powering. Pleasantly hopped, very enjoyable all round!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6331) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
33cl can, brewed in Berlin, from Beer52.com. A pale amber pour with a loose white head; pleasant aroma of coriander and yeast; dry and crisp with a grassy bitterness and lots of corinader; then a long, dry finish with some warming spice and a rounded herbal bitterness. A definite Belgian influence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1899) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2017
Aroma: fruity sweetness and yeast. Flavour: Fruity hoppy bitterness with belgian yeasty aftertast and dry bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy and dry. Colour: light amber with a white head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (585) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2017
Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, with distinct notes of yeast and spice. An enticing prelude. The taste is bittersweet up front with a candy bubblegum flavor defining the sweeter side. This is swept away going into the finish, which is defined solely by a hoppy bitterness that can feel astringent at times. As with the normal IPA from Stone, I am a fan of the palate which is creamy, sticky, smooth and yet not overly heavy. Apart from the finish, which is merely mediocre, a very nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5222) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2017
Draught @ Fox & Hounds, Sřnderborg. Pours nearly clear straw with airy but stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with some fruity and floral notes and hints of yeast. Intense, bitter and citric flavour of American hops, with notes of fruit and Belgian yeast and touches of malt. Lingering, dry aftertaste. An okay Calibelgian experiment but I prefer the regular IPA from Stone.


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