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RATINGS: 1874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Very Nice; pours an amber hazy with a white head. Aroma predominantly citrus notes and piney hops. Taste is citrus fruits some sweet malts are noticeable and it has a beautiful dry and bitter finish to it. Very crisp and refreshing; lovely beer.


3
MMR (824) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
It's a good, rather normal tasting, IPA. Not much out of the ordinary but I liked it.

3.5
Vighals (4226) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Lys brun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter sitrus, korn, noe karamell og grønn te. Middels bitterhet, noe brent karamell og sitrusskall.

3.2
rob19a (405) - - SEP 2, 2017
14/20 an ipa brewed with belgium yeast and it has the banana taste coming through. works quite well, masks the bitterness of stone ipa a bit

3.1
dzurek (287) - 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 (181) - 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 (2) - - AUG 31, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Very bitter, duvel-style. I miss a bit of the fruit some other comments are referring to.

3.1
mikkellund42 (876) - 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 (373) - 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 (673) - 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 (742) - 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!


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