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RATINGS: 1764   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2379) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2016 At Jerry’s In Andersonville. This didn’t work together for me. The yeast didn’t work with the hops and the malt was not enough. Didn’t blend the flavors well. Serving: Tap


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (2828) - CROATIA - DEC 5, 2016
On tap at Bevog Who Cares Festival, 2016. Pours golden with white head. Malty, spicy, perfumy, yeasty, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Lacks hoppiness and bitterness. A disappointment to be honest.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fisler (421) - Bamberg, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2016
Im Glas gold, filtriert. In der Nase herrlich fruchtig, cremig, Orange, Mango, lecker. Im Trunk fruchtig, alkoholisch, bitter, nach hinten stärker werden, matt, komplex. Könnte runder sein.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidelbeer (4) - Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2016 does not count
It pours a slightly murky dark blond beer with a medium sized, almost dense but not enough to be creamy, ivory coloured, medium long lasting head. A nice fruity mandarin hoppy, coriander like spicy and slight yeasty aroma fulfill your nose and gives you good expectations. I might recall a scent of ripe bananas. Not very complex but really pleasant. The flavor is first malty sweet, fruits which will turn into a hoppy grass above average bitter. Finish is almost long lasting and leaves you thirsty for some more. In Sum this beer is like advertised, an IPA with a Belgian twist that does not deliver the complexity of belgish beer but adds a interesting component to a good IPA. I like it more than Stones original arrogant Bastard and can recommend it. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1689) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle. Lemony and spicy aroma. Tangy and spicy, finishes with a stiff bitterness. Piney hops. Pretty much what youd expect from a belgian IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2016 Can from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear golden with a little white head that leaves lacing. The aroma showcases the promised Belgian attributes; Belgian style fresh fruitiness and yeast combine with American citrusy fruitiness and a touch of malts – nice. Taste is dry, medium bitter and tart; flavours include sour apple, citrus fruits, herbs, earthy notes, grain. Definitely a combination of American and Belgian features, and nicely balanced one at that. The palate is medium bodied, average in carbonation. A much needed original take on IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2473) - PORTUGAL - NOV 25, 2016
33cl can (by Stone Brewing Berlin). almost clear golden with big white head. Yeast, barnyard, grassy aroma. Taste follows with some hoppy and herbal notes. Overall, a bit of a deception.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehaak26 (184) - - NOV 22, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours a hazy yellow. Aroma of Belgian yeast and mild hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4229) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2016
Can: Pale golden color, white head, höher carbonation. Aroma is belgian yeast, orangrs, citrus hops, citrus peel, hints of candy. Flavor is malty, alcoholic, citrus hops, grapefruit, belgian yeast, fruits. Dry, bitter and herbal finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2016
330 ml can. Canned on 14/Jul/2016. Brewed by Stone Brewing Berlin. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Clear golden color with a big foamy white head. Belgian style yeast, fruits, mild yoghurt sourness, sweetness and mild hops in the aroma. The flavor is yeast, yeasty bitterness, some hops, moderate hoppy bitterness, mild tartness, some dryness and some malt. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (3042) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2016
Can 35,5cl @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain. A: Golden. T: Malt, sweet, hops, fruity.


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