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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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly clear medium brown with a one finger thick white head. Very good head retention with ok lacing.

The aroma is very different from what I was expecting. It is very earthy with hints of pine thrown in. Musty and dank. There is quite a bit of malt as well.

The taste closely follows the aroma with earth and pine making up the majority of the flavor. Burnt caramel and toast along with some biscuit. Slightly resiny with bitterness only on the moderate side and a fairly sticky finish.

Overall, a unique IPA that seems more British than American and is very malt-forward. Very good nonetheless and worth picking up.

Serving type: can

06-24-2013 02:07:13 | More by rangerred
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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.