Belgium, California and Denmark (WA)... what do they have in common? Not a lot really, unless you’re drinking Artisan's Cali Belle Belgian IPA.
Landing at 5.9 percent ABV, Cali Belle is a "best of both worlds" situation where Belgian yeast esters comfortably collide with US hops to yield an exceptionally aromatic IPA. Those aromatics feature clove and spice alongside stone fruits, citrus, pine and something I'm going to call "mango lassi adjacent". To taste, a pillowy mouthfeel carries a firm bitterness and a familiar grassy, pine heavy profile. The finish is long-lasting, as citrus peel and nectarine flavours persist.
The new world meets the old here, as Artisan pull the best from Cali and Belgium.
Published December 14, 2022 2022-12-14 00:00:00