RATINGS: 1788   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (900) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Date tasted: July 27, 2013 ... Glassware: Duvel snifter... Occasion: post-Cinders dinner drink while viewing The King’s Speech... Appearance: beastly swirling tornado of effervescence ripples up to a snow-white two-finger head that frames a burnt-orange body--a beautiful glass to behold... Aroma: sugary, candied fragrance sits atop the classic Stone hops head bang--worth the price of admission just to soak in its aura... Palate: soft, mildly hopped yet beguilingly medium-bodied; warming in the throat but not intrusive; a paradox that seems to bare out the uniqueness of the beer’s namesake...Taste: provocatively complex tart--grapefruit and pepper indelibly cascade with each swallow; balanced and substantial,, but in a way that invites a second bottle... Overall: Playing off the film, I will say this beer does not possess a stutter-inducing ABV, but the flavor, frame and aroma, this beer has a lot going for it...the over-babble on the bottle label could be severely edited, but no mistaking the beer is one I will recommend to friends, give as a gift and seek out when disposable income is more readily available...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlf (403) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017 Can from boxbeers; pours slightly cloudy golden with a gentle orange shine and a medium white head; aroma is yeasty fruity with tropical fruity hops and spicy note, something which reminds me of puke comes through as well; taste is sweet fruity, some banana, with spicy piney and gentle herbal hops, medium bitterness, bitter and spicy finish; mouthfeel is creamy an oily with medium carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antzrhere (127) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017 Pours golden. Aroma is unique - Belgian banana and coriander with fresh bright citrus hop aroma. Brilliant. Taste is banana, bubblegum, caramel and citrus. Beautifully balanced mash up of beer genres

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1464) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Shepherds Bush, London in April 2016 - Clear Orangey Gold in colour. Good creamy off-white head. Excellent lacing. Very Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus. Yeasty. Spicy; coriander and pepper. Hoppy; piney hops. Bitter yeasty citrus fruity spicy throughout. Interesting beer. Yeasty Belgian Ale meets citrus fruity IPA. Nicely done. Tasty. Good Belgian IPA! (2016-04-05)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stouby (4538) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2017
Can at DØE US tasting. Yellow with a white head, a real gusher. Aroma medium hoppy (floral, tropical), light malty (biscuit). Flavor light sweet, heavy bitter, piney, grassy, long lasting, dry. Light body, heavy carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Can by Stone Berlin. Golden clear pour. Head good but vanished quickly. Aroma of Belgian yeast, biscuits, cake. Taste is hoppy, sour, green tea. Dry hoppy finish plus dry tea. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2277) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 3, 2017
CAN 33 CL. Hazy deep golden, soapy white head. The aroma is right in the middle between a fruity and spicy Belgian Ale and citrusy hops. Same with the taste - hints of stone fruit and spicy alcohols on one hand, sweet citrus and caramel malts on the other. Spicy peppery bitterness. Not bad, not sure the hybrid improves on either of the original styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (690) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle from beerlovers Vienna. A bit hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma is nice combination of hops and belgian yeast. Fruity, orange, floral and notable banana and some spicy tones from yeast. Taste is simillar, fruity, banana. High bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. Pleasant carbonation. Well ballanced. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1631) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Can. Clear golden color, airy white head. Spicy hop aroma. Fruity flavor with some bready malts, hop bitterness and aniseed (cough syrup?). Alcohol in the finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. I think I prefer the "other sister".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3777) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2016
12fl oz bottle @CImmeria, Oviedo. 09-11-2015.
"4ª Cata RateBeer Asturias".
BBD: 28-08-2015.
In short: belgian styled IPA.
Pours little hazy bright gold with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Some dry, bitter, estery, herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (631) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2016
Lattina, dorata limpida, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma di pompelmo, erbaceo, floreale, chiodi di garofano, acidula, lievito da Saison? Al palato pompelmo ed erbaceo, chiodi di garofano, note erbacee secche, finale resinoso ed erbaceo con pompelmo in evidenza su tutto il resto. Ben carbonata, corpo medio.

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