Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Drunk straight out of the can so IDK about the appearance.
The smell was very light. Kind of lager-y from cold to end-o'-can.
The taste started out fairly nondescript, straight out of the refrigerator, but as with most IPAs, the flavor opened up quite a bit after a few minutes at room temperature. There was an odd cheese-like component to the taste -- sort of an aged Swiss or Gruyere. I see where another reviewer mentioned a "butter" flavor so I don't feel completely out of touch with this observation. Odd but not bad at all.
The mouthfeel was great and the best part of this beer was the lingering hops oils on the tongue. Great after-taste!
Overall, not a first pick, but a reasonable sailing bear as it's in cans and only 6.1% ABV so suitable for drinking all day on a summer's sail. That cheese flavor would make me hesitant to give to a newbie as an introduction to hoppy IPAs but other than that, pretty durn good!
Serving type: can
03-30-2013 20:31:41 | More by Somebody_Else
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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
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