Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by cerveza5150:
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a hazy orange/reddish with a soapy, foamy head. Lots of bubbles of small carbonation.
S: Pine, citrus, and grapefruit all the way, almost to the point of smelling like a Fresca! (how's that for an obscure reference). The malt is also noticeable in the form of a little fruitness.
T: Wow! The hops pack a whallop both in the nose and in the finish of the taste, but the sweet malt coats the tongue and the throat and balances out nicely. The aftertaste of so many hops does take down the mouthfeel a bit, but the taste is definitely...tasty!!!
M: The hops sting a bit, even in the mouthfeel, but the malt is moderately thick, which helps wash everything down. The only drawback I can see is that the hops stick around so much in the aftertaste. It wants me to drink more, but it still is a little surprising.
D: This is a good IPA. Almost like a Firestone Pale Ale supercharged; the hops are front and center, and the malt does its job to try and balance it, but the overall impression is HOPS. I like this, and like the idea of cans, but this is NOT for folks who don't like it bitter!!
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2009 02:13:41 | More by cerveza5150
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light copper color, good perlage, good foam, creamy.
In the smell a good fresh hop. But easy and pleasant, not too overwhelming. Tangerine, lightly resinous.
More intense taste, citric and resinous, quite bitter. Pleasant.
Relatively light body. Easily drinkable.
In the aftertaste the citrussy note dominates.
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 18:05:28 | More by stcules
3.83/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours from the can a hazy orange with a nice white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smells of pine and citrus, with maybe a touch of malt. The aroma follows the taste with hop-forward pine, grapefruit and a bit of sweetness. The malt does a nice job of moderating the hops without overwhelming them. Medium mouth with lots of aftertaste. I can't believe it's taken me so long to try this one. It's a very good IPA.
Serving type: can
07-20-2014 23:22:03 | More by MartzMimic
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
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