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RATINGS: 1849   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcc5468 (122) - USA - OCT 17, 2010
from a 22 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow. Aroma is more hoppy but belgian is definitely there. Taste is smooth like a Belgian but with a slightly bitter hop taste. A good mix. Pretty nice beer.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grimfandango (26) - GREECE - MAY 27, 2017
0,33 can at Sorry Mom Liquor Store. Pours golden clear.A bit spicy, moderately sweet with bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjoerdve (107) - - MAY 27, 2017
Can. I like stone brewery. But this beer needs a bit more of a taste kick. Would recommend though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monti24 (71) - Graz, AUSTRIA - MAY 24, 2017
Banana, other yellow fruit, very peppery and spicy. Grapefruity hoppy in the background. Aggressively dry finish with an astringent, rough, lingering bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
niquillis (2604) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Can from Tesco Extra, Longton. Pours golden amber with a white froth. I think I am missing something here. Tasted like a very bitter average golden beer to me. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10520) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017
Büchse: Golden, hazy, medium-sized stable and lacy off-white head; moderate sweet-bitter lemony to flowery hoppy nose with pale malt and traces of yeast in the background; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and pretty soft; lingering drier citric-lemony finish with a distinctive pale-malty counterpart. Well balanced stuff, even though the Belgian yeast is barely detectable...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EugeneStraver (238) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2017
20170518 HOME; 33 cl can; Canned 09aug2016; BB 5may2017; Brewed in Berlin, Germany. A gold yellow beer with a very slightly cloudyness and a good white foam layer. A nice and good aroma of sweet tropical fruit with some hop beitter. Also Floral and somewhate citrus-like. Taste is a little malty and medium sweet. Taste becomes fast nice fruity of light grapefrui, orange, peach and tropical fruit. A good hop bitter is coming up which is i good balance with the rest of the taste. A the end somewhat bitter dry and light sweet sticky. Body is little more dan medium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3482) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle in Calgary. A nice dark beer, hoppy of course, with Belgian yeasty sweet elements. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriZZZly (172) - - MAY 13, 2017
Ar: slodowo, chmielu nie za duzo, intensywnosc srednio-niska, sporo z belgii, niewiele z IPA. Wyg: Jasne zloto, przejrzyste, ale lekko zmetnione, piana ring, ultra drobnoziarnista, dobry lacing. Sm: niezle, fajna chmielowosc, zaznaczona goryczka, dosc intensywna i przechodzaca w posmak, wysycenie raczej niskie, belgijska slodowosc, dobry balans, troche alko, zbyt delikatne jak na styl, niezla lekkosc jak na belgie, rowno ale bez szalu. Pos: Slod, troche chemielu, lekka goryczka nieco zywiczna.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2017
Goldgelb im Glas, super haltende Schaumkrone. Sehr fruchtig herber Antrunk, tropische Früchtekomposition, sehr hopfig trockener Abgang.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1418) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2017
From tap at Craft Beer Pro conference in Bratislava, Pours crystal clear golden liquid, small to medium creamy white head, Aroma: light to medium Belgian phenols, citrus, slightly malty touch, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, grapefruit, orange, Belgian phenols, slightly malty. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bitter swet aftertaste, Overall: very good, not so complexe as expected, but good, ballanced.


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