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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (1029) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Nice citrus hops nose. Taste is big time grapefruit. Nice balance with some bitter finish. Solid offering.


3.4
BBHansen (1066) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2018
Can @ parents. Appearance: pours clear golden with powerful white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, citrus, grapefruit and some spicy notes. palette: medium us hoppy aroma, average to light sparkling carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, balanced by a notable bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: Nice IPA with some light Belgian yeast notes.

3.4
beer_n_bike (3) - AUSTRIA - JAN 8, 2018 does not count
Clear yellow-golden, thick foam. Faint smell of ripe bananas. Lightly bitter, lightly sour, very balanced. Subtle aroma of bananas.

3
TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2017
Nice, continuous foam. Aroma is flowers, yeast and ripe banana. The taste is discreetly light caramel, which quickly transforms into a delicious bunch of ripe bananas, light flower, mango, orange peel, grape and passion fruit. The hop is medium and carry the malt balance in a good way. Half dry aftertaste where the malt is not lost, yet maintains the hop bitterness, like an IPA, and puts its footprint on the fruity way that American hops are known for. But why should it bear the name of a Belgian IPA? I have never understood what it means, besides that it also has the slightly indefinable taste of yeast and spices that are often characteristic of Belgian beer. So, at the same time as its clear aroma, yeast is probably the only Belgian touch I can find. Well, it's an elegant and tasteful IPA, whether its origin is American or Belgian.

3.9
DavidSvinth (377) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Positiv overraskelse her. Masser af humle i næsen. På den frugtige måde. Rund i smagen, mindre bitter og tør end forventet. Virkelig en lækker ipa!

3.5
miki74 (134) - Sabadell, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Refrescante,de cuerpo ligero,con sabor y aromas a platano por el tipo de levadura belga,notas de especies.

3.9
nathanvc (797) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2017
Birthday can from Dranken Geers, Oostakker; thanks to Anke & family!
Best before: August 2017.
Pours clear Tripel-like golden with a frothy, collapsing, white head. The aroma contains yeast, flowery hops, spices, banana (even some faint, undisturbing and hardly artificial bubblegum), mango, grapefruit and passionfruit. It tastes light fruity & malty sweet (more banana) and medium to heavy hoppy bitter; dry, hoppy, bit yeasty finish. Medium body, slick texture, fizzy to soft carbonation. Great cross-over!

3.8
blueruin (252) - - NOV 28, 2017
Can at home. Pours deep yellow with a persistent bubbly head about one finger thick. Lazy light carbonation. Aroma almost wheat-beer like – spicy funky banana. In the mouth, some banana, spice and hops plus strong soapy/hoppy finish which is relatively short-lived. Punchy grass and some juicy fruit but a little soapy. The mouthfeel of this is too hot – Admittedly not a huge fan of Stone beers which I often think are a bit unnecessarily brash, but knocking a percent off this would be much more palatable.

4.2
deepdrinker (367) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 golden hazy colour in appearance, very Belgium style aftertaste similar to la chouffe

3.8
hohops (1157) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Appearance is cloudy golden, with a 1-2 finger pure white head. Aroma- Belgian yeast, spices, banana, orange peel, grapefruit, malty hints. Taste- hops, spicy notes, orange, hints of grapefruit and pineapple, bitter hop resin, bready malt undertones. Smooth mouthfeel, bitter at the end. Good stuff.

3.9
rodsquad (379) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Can from Fountainhall Wines. Pours a clear vibrant gold with a nice fluffy off-white head. Got to admit, it looks delicious. Aromas have a soft sweet banana and mild fudge. A gentle dry peppery warmth and a fresh summer berry cordial. The dry spice is more prominent in the flavours but it’s a stand out fruity profile that stands tallest. A real nice bittered leafy hop balances the fruit. A soft medium body with a crisp sparkle. It’s really refreshing. I struggle to believe the difference the choice of yeast makes to a recipe’s outcome. Everything feels balanced and fruity with a dry freshness. I reckon I prefer this to standard Stone IPA but I definitely need another to confirm.


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