Name: Stone Brewing Cali-Belgique IPA
Location: San Diego, CA
Type: Belgian IPA
Price: $5.99/22 oz
Appearance: Pale gold and clear. Great lacing. Head starts out big but dissipates to a small head.
Body & Texture: Smooth, feels light but full of flavor. Great carbonation makes for awesome burps.
Aftertaste: Bitter and Belgian yeast.
I was super happy with this beer. Unlike New Belgium’s Belgian Style IPA, this beer has awesome flavor. It’s a great IPA (it’s Stone’s regular IPA brewed with a special Belgian yeast) with a special spin! It’s really the best of both worlds, since you have such a solid IPA and then this Belgian yeast that gives off tons of Belgian flavors. I’m not normally a Belgian beer fan, but I thought this was done extremely well. I think almost anyone could enjoy this beer, so I’m going to go ahead and recommend it to everyone. I think it would be really fun to do a tasting with their standard IPA and taste it against the Cali-Belgique.