Had another solid round of tasting at the neighbors house the other day. First on the list happened to be a new little number from Stone… Stone Cali-Belgique IPA. This one looked really interesting when I picked it up at Top Foods the other day and it didn’t sit in the fridge long before it was opened. Just as described on the bottle, this one lives up to exactly what the folks at Stone say… a solid IPA with Belgian yeast creating a yeasty/hoppy mixture that really pleases the pallate. The yeasty yet hoppy mix lasts nearly through the entire tasting experience, save the finish… the nose is yeasty/hoppy, the body is yeasty/hoppy, but the finish… the finish just leaves you with a nice, hoppy, bitter finish… sans yeasty. Overall the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and with a nice fruity, hoppy finish, this beer is great for session or tasting. Oh… and $6.99 for 6.9% ABV isn’t bad for this unique brew.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again