RATINGS: 1833   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 (929) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maupie (1011) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
33cl blik.. Helder goudgeel kleur, middelfijne romige witte schuimkraag. Aroma van grapefruit en mout. Smaak is zoet, droog grapefruit, mout en gist. Medium Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guruhso (550) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 23, 2017
Can. Hoppy. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and pine with spicy yeasty notes of soap and banana. Crisp hoppy bitterness. Light and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tinaccio (179) - Milano, ITALY - APR 22, 2017
Can at the Hawker House, Canada Water, London, UK. It pours hazy cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is moderate malty, lots of hops, flowers, herbs, leaf. Taste is medium bitter. Body is medium, average carbonation. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
popiela (823) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
Puszka 0,33l. Aromat chmielowy i delikatnie przyprawowy. W smaku podobnie, niezbyt intensywnie. Goryczka do umiarkowanej, nieco alkoholowe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1795) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 15, 2017
Very nice refreshing crisp maltiness, light citrus , some floral aspect. Light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Nice balance. Liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (248) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
Pours clear light golden with aggressive white head which lasts. Aromas of saaz hops, Belgian spice and a hint of malt. Good carbonation and mouth feel. Taste starts of Belgian with not to much banana but a hint. Then finished like an IPA with some hop bitterness and balance of light malt. Personal note : a bit too Belgian for my liking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Near white thin head on a lemon coloured body. Sweet citrus fruity aroma. Medium bodied, airy on the palate, sharp on the back. Lots of bitter yet malty flavours. Grapefruit, yeasty, citrus & slightly acidic on the back.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5693) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2017
330ml can, filtered, from Tesco. There is a bubblegum quality to this which is attractive - that would come from fast acting yeast, either due to the strain or the heat. Stone says its the yeast they use. There’s a pleasant sweetness. Hops are present all over the place, but not aggressive. The strength is not apparent except in the impact. The thin malt is like a lager, and th carbonation is like a lager.. There is much to like about this, but nothing to get me excited. It’s like a European lager with zesty modern hops and a sweet bubblegum flavour. Odd, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2843) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
Can from Germany. Clear copper pour with a generous head. Notes of overripe pears, estery, fairly bitter with some peppery notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Can from Tesco, Cromwell Road, Earls Court, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, yeasty, caramel aroma. Tastes quite Belgian, yeasty, fruity, some caramel and pine, slight sweetness. Not too impressed with these German brewed Stone beers, give me the California brews any day.

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