I grabbed the Stone Cali-Belgique IPA as I have an affection for Stone Brewery and all of their brews. The Cali-Belgique IPA is the Stone IPA brewed with Belgian yeast. The Belgian IPA has become a popular style of late and Stone's version builds off the excellent base of the Stone IPA. The beer poured a golden color with a fluffy white head. The Belgian yeast made its presence known in the aroma with hints of clove and bubblegum. The taste was very dynamic. You could taste the Stone IPA base with its hoppy profile and bitterness. The Belgian Yeast gave it a subtle tang that boosted the flavor without being overwhelming. The Cali-Belgique was a nice twist on the Stone IPA and one of the best Belgian Style IPAs I have tried as the yeast was a nice compliment to the beer rather than overpowering it. This was another well crafted brew from the brewers at Stone.
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA