In case you hadn’t noticed, we are pretty massive fans of Stone over here at Beer Days. And the Cali Belgique has only enhanced our love for those crazy Californian bastards. The Cali is actually a Belgian IPA and has similar traits to the flagship IPA but is yeast forward. It is bigger in nature and this is first evident from the nose.
The addition of Belgian Yeast presents as spice, mandarin and lemon zest giving it a more uniquely Belgian nose. The flavour contains more of the same but with bread crumbs and malts. The carbonation is damn close to perfect. Overall you can see why this rates in the top 3% on Rate Beer in what is a fairly unusual style to rate so highly. The Cali leaves you with plenty to contemplate - but smiling whilst you do.