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RATINGS: 1872   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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3.1
dzurek (428) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Barwa złota, klarowna, piana drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko opadła. Pachnie bardzo bananowo, zbożowo, fenolowo, cytrusy gdzieś w tle. Zapach jest jednak mało intensywny. W smaku już lepiej, bardzo belgijsko, znowu banany na pierwszym tle, drożdże, ananas, fenole. Piwo trochę wodniste, smakuje bardziej jak APA. Goryczka średnia, zalegająca, wysycenie średnie. Brakuje w nim trochę pełni i większej goryczki.

3.6
p0urmeac0ld0ne (208) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 31, 2017
bizarre approach, but one that pays off. creamy and heavy with yeast flavours like a lot of lighter belgian offerings, and coupled with explosive IPA hop flavours, much like, as it says in the description, stone's famous namesake IPA. very similar in idea i think, to brewdog's electric india, but this tastes a lot stronger.

2.8
AlexanderIV (14) - - AUG 31, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Very bitter, duvel-style. I miss a bit of the fruit some other comments are referring to.

3.1
mikkellund42 (909) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Can. Pours clear dark golden with small white head. Aroma is green malt, hops, soap, flowers, pine seeds, yeast and gooseberry. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and faint acidic. Body is oily with light fizzy carbonation. Finish is long and dry with notes that follow the nose plus notes of dry Martini.

3.7
murzyn (498) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
Barwa jasnozłota, piana średnia. Aromat ziołowo karmelowy, cytrusowy, drożdżowy. W smaku mega drożdżowe, cytrusowe z sosnową goryczką. Goryczka średnia długo zalegająca. Bardzo fajne pifko.

3.6
Slautar (698) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 26, 2017
W aromacie trochę mandarynek z puszki, trochę ananasa i bardzo wyraźne banany z odrobiną mydełka. W smaku wytrawne i owocowe, trochę mydełkowe, ze średnią goryczką, która ze względu na skromne ciałko i wytrawność chwilami wydaje mi się dosyć spora. Ciałko szczupłe, raczej apowe niż ipowe. Dobre piwo.

3.8
Bijl (811) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2017
Goudgeel, witte schuimkraag, heel helder, iets koolzuur. Aroma: Zoete mout, karamel, iets zoete bubblegum en banaan, hoppy, citrus grapefruit. Smaak: In de smaak komt de Belgische gist goed naar voren, banaan en kandij, grassig en pijnboom met een droge bitter daarna. Fruitigheid van citroen en grapefruit en een permanent zoetje. Medium body, zacht koolzuur, grassig en prikkelig mondgevoel , bitter en droge afdronk. Anders maar lekker!

3.4
alexmate (285) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
Lovely golden colour, virtually no head, low carbonation. Nose has some boozy vodka grain, banana and grassy hops. Taste is of banana, grassy hops similar to a German lager, light spice. Unfortunately a bit of a metallic taste to begin with and a thin palate. Worth a go. Price Paid: £2.19 - 330ml can.

3.7
Rubin77 (2590) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2017
F: medium size, white, not long lasting. C: gold, light hazy. A: light tropical fruits, tangerine, unusual banana, bit pear. T: malty backbone, tangerine, herbal, orange, bit grapefruit, biscuit, bit caramel, medium body and carbonation, not the best one but interesting, worth to try, enjoyed, 33cl can from Bierwinkel De Hopduvel in Gent.

3.9
Excalibur123 (526) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2017
Vierte amarillo oro ligeramente turbio con pequeña cabeza de espuma de buena retención; aromas a levadura belga, especias, uva blanca, pera, miel y flores; en boca entrada media con fuerte amargor y final dulce, notas florales y a especias, cuerpo y carbónico medios, largo retrogusto, amargo y seco; excelente y compleja cerveza, ajustada al estilo que pretende.


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