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RATINGS: 1887   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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   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
ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2017
Canned 330ml. -Berlin version. Clear pale golden coloured, small white head, mild yeasty nose. Sweetish malty, yeasty, mild fruity hoppy and pleasant notes of coriander with touch of alcohol and spices in the finish. Not so intensive bitterness.

4.3
Acaro (241) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2017
Aroma: Strong features; mango and grapefruit. Appearance: Gold color with cloudy liquid and white head. Taste: Heavy bitterness with heavy wour notes. Palate: Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Long bitter and sour finish, with strong grapefruit touch. Overall: Strong features. Refreshing and it leaves a long memory without astringent notes.

3.2
wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Can from Beer52. Gold with a white head and a pleasant frothy fizz. Smells of Belgian banana yeast and lemon. The banana yeast is to the fore in the flavour as well, with orange, grass, mint and spice too. It’s very dry and mildly bitter. I just don’t like that banana in an IPA; although I appreciate it’s well executed it’s really not my sort of beer and my least favourite of the 6 Stone beers that Beer52 sent me.

3.3
victorsampson96 (111) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
(330 ml can) Pours a slightly hazy straw-golden beer, with fine carbonation, and a large dense white head. The Belgian yeast aromas come through straight away: banana, cloves, and sourdough bread. This is backed by a strong base of fresh malt. The classic west coast aromas come through just behind: lemon, caster sugar and grapefruit. The flavour is medium-sweet, but has a distinctive dry-tart finish, enhanced by the light, slick mouthfeel of the beer. This is an interesting Belgian-Californian crossover. The Belgian yeast clearly adds a new dimension to what would otherwise be a fairly ordinary APA. Overall, it’s a happy marriage - characterful and refreshing.

3.3
sebsky (100) - ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
330 ml can (Berlin) @home,canned 17/05/2017,bb 11/02/2018. Golden,clear,quickly disappearing head,minimal lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and some other citrus with basement undertones. Taste is citrus and bitter hops. Well hidden alcohol.

3.7
artemb (1013) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 14, 2017
Amber hazy, unstable head. Aroma: spicy belgian esters, bergamot orange, apricotes. Spicy and hoppy bitterness. Flavour: black pepper, zest, fruits. Very good.

3.9
MarcinG (874) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Puszja 330ml. Ladny zloty kolor. Piana biala,obfita o drobnych pecherzykach. Utrzymuje sie w szkle.wcaromacie zdecydowane nuty owocowe: marakuja,banany ,mango. W smaku wiecej chmielu i delikatnej sosny .goryczka tlumi owocowa slodkosc.lekkie drozdze w tle lecz nie przeszkadzaja w calosci.

3.9
redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Lends itself more to a belgium strong ale than an ipa to me but what do i know? Interesting beer non the less bready hoppy big belgium influence tasty.

3.6
yy0pp (1522) - - JUL 2, 2017
Can. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma - Tropical, fruity, floral, yeasty, malty. Taste - Medium bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour, pine, yeast, clove, fruit.

3.5
kingstoni (2109) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Can. Hazy deep golden color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and bites if honey. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium body. A bit sticky feel.

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