Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

This was the first beer I tried at the Stone World Bistro. I think I tried it once before and enjoyed it. It is an interesting concept, mixing a California IPA with Belgian yeast. I would say it was a very solid entry by Stone, but not necessarily my favorite. The beer was gold-ish with a little amber. The head was medium sized, off white and lingered for a while. The hop aroma was not as pronounced as with other California IPAs, probably due to the Belgian yeast. There were pronounced fruity ester aromas, a little banana and maybe some pineapple. It was nicely balanced, which could be a disappointment to hardcore hopheads. It was not overpoweringly big on alcohol at 6.9% ABV. I would give it 3 out of 5 proper pints.

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