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Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

955 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 61
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-21-2005)
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Reviews by bridgetowhophead:
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bridgetowhophead

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caldera's IPA is about as close to a session beer as I have found (the price tag and ABV get in the way a bit), with the perfect combination of flavor and smoothness.

A: Deep orange-amber, about as dark as you'll see an IPA. Thick, creamy 1/2 head doesn't go away. Excellent lacing. Rising bubbles.

S: Standout. Powerful citrus and pine overwhelm the nose. I could smell this beer all day.

T: Doesn't quite live up to the smell, but starts out strong and only improves as it warms. Hop bitterness is there but doesn't interfere in the least with the gorgeous grapefruit and pine flavors.

M: A slightly dry, bitter finish is the only downpoint here. While it's in the mouth, this baby is heaven.

D: As I said, this is about as eminently drinkable as a 50+ IBU, 6.1% ABV can get. I could pound three of these 12 oz. cans in a half hour without batting an eye.

Serving type: can

07-20-2010 01:50:09 | More by bridgetowhophead
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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.