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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhHoppyDay (9) - USA - AUG 21, 2009
APPEARANCE: A beautiful bright orange beer, with a beautiful white foamy head. AROMA: A noticeably hoppy scent, citrusy – grapefruity or lemony – with a slight yeasty, spicy note. FLAVOR: The hop smell comes through in a hoppy California IPA sort of way. Very citrusy hops, very little malt or sweetness, which I expected from the “Belgique” side. The PALATE: Medium-bodied, balanced but hoppy. As it got to room temp in the glass the malt seemed to start to peak its head in, and it finished nicely. It was just creamy and complex, as I would expect from a Belgian, but just thin enough that I could take a few down like an IPA. NOTES: The only regret I have surrounding this beer is that I only picked up one bottle. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this. I could get into some trouble if I had a keg of this laying around. I’m not a hugely crazy Belgian fan, truth be told I haven’t made it a point to really try a whole lot of Belgians, but this was just IPA enough that I could put more that a few down and be happy. I think I usually find the Belgians to be too rich for my taste, but this was more of a medium body and just rich enough that it was a joy to drink.


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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