Califa IPA

American IPA Cervezas Califa

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Califa IPA, an American-style IPA by Cervezas Califa

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Califa IPA is an American-style IPA brewed by Cervezas Califa, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a shaker pint glass from a bottle.

Appearance

The ale pours a cloudy burnt orange and is topped by an inch-thick cap of frothy off-white foam that shows modest retention. Ample effervescence is visible in the glass.

Aroma

Its aroma has a pleasant scent of grassy and floral hops.

Flavor

The palate begins with a soft taste bready malt that shifts to a hoppy bite of herbal hops, a light lemon citrus, and then mellows with a flash of caramel.

Mouthfeel

Its feel has a smooth draw with a body that’s just under medium and carbonation that’s a shade over moderate. Finishes slightly dry and astringent.

Overall

The Califa IPA has a lovely hop flavor that’s balanced nice malt backbone. Its feel is a wee thin and its carbonation is a little sharp. But these misgivings are slight and this is otherwise a fine representation of an American IPA. Back in the States, this brew may not garner much attention. But in this part of the world, the Califa IPA is a welcome beer to happen upon.

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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.