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RATINGS: 1833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a medium golden orange with a slight reddish hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white creamy head that reduced to a thin film with a large collar, which offered up some fair spotty lacing. The aroma was of a grain malt, floral hops and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (orange peel) and possessed a mild fruity sweetness. The taste was a moderately bitter with a mildly malty sweet undertone and had a note of caramel from the beginning, with the finish having a much more pronounced bitterness with a nice strong yeasty flavor and a bitter citrus peel presence at the end. The flavor lingered for an extremely long time proceeding the swallow with a bold bitterness and a mild fruitiness left hanging around. Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a dry and somewhat oily texture and a solid medium carbonation. Overall an IPA that was extremely hoppy. Although it was somewhat offset by the Belgian yeast, making it a smooth easy drinkable brew...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maupie (1010) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1794) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 15, 2017
Very nice refreshing crisp maltiness, light citrus , some floral aspect. Light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Nice balance. Liked it.

3.1
   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

3.4
   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.

3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   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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