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RATINGS: 1799   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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2368) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Finally the illustrous Stone IPA. Very good one, maybe not the best but well above average. An evolving bitterness makes it strange and wonderful. Tap at De Natte in Alphen

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (779) - Flanders, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2017
IPA from a can, 33cl from Geers. Pours perfect golden and clear. Low almost flat carbonation. Nose of ’stone’ fruit and ripe fruit. Not super hoppy. Palate is very soft with a long nice bitter finish. Not sure about the yeast contribution but I’ll compare with the regular Stone IPA later.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (5287) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 MBR. Thanks Ludo! Clear golden, white head.Dry pear taste, nicely phenolic. Some citrus. Vague bubblegum. Saison aroma. Nicely mixed taste, soft maltiness, caramel, bubblegum, sweetish banana, phenols on peppery bitterness going to a long herbal aftertaste. Dryyyy. Very interesting stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderkath (11) - - FEB 13, 2017
From Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin. Belgian yeast, spice, coriander. Citrus & pine hop aromas.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (1398) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
Aus der Büchse getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Schönes Gold mit mächtiger Schaumkrone im Glas. Es riecht wie ein belgisches Tripel. Im Antrunk beachtliche Bitterwerte, danach eine subtile finale Blumigkeit.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
fajry (1820) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2017
Vycap. Zlata farba, biela pena. Vona sladka, belgicke kvasnice, prazdna. Chut sladka, prazdna, anglicke kvasnice. Toto pivo som teda dopit nevedel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PowY (431) - AUSTRIA - FEB 10, 2017
330 ml can. Pours a clear dark golden with a white head. Lightly yeasty aroma, sweetish fruity, pear, banana, some hoppiness. Medium to full body with a mild carbonation, a light sweetness and a medium bitterness. The taste is medium malty (mild caramel) and hoppy - mainly bitter hops, some faint notes of ripe fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5244) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
Can Hazy yellow colour with medium white head.Aroma of mandarin and bananas,good fruity with some yeast flavor aswell,spicey and livley mouthfeels and slight oily finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shreddermx (72) - POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Barwa zlota, piwo zamglone, opalizujace. Piana drobna i bujna. W aromacie glownie nuty belgijskie, chmiel malo wyrazny. W smaku lagodne, belgijskie. Fenolowe. Goryczka cytrusowa. Bardzo pijalne, lekkie jak na 6,9%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (1072) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2017
Trübes helles gelb schöner schaum, Geruch nach Rhabarber und Beeren leicht muffig leichte süße im Geschmack ähnlich, schmeckt lecker


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