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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

991 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 62
Gots: 54 | 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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nickd717

California

4/5  rDev +1%

Can from K&L Redwood City.

A - Pours a bright medium amber color with a two-finger, lasting off-white head and good lacing.

S - Aroma is piney and citrusy hops, a touch of sweet malt, and tropical fruits.

T - Flavor is a little pale and caramel malt, but mostly showcases a complex hop profile, with pine, pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. Pretty harshly bitter, although I like that of course.

M - Crisp palate with medium body and carbonation.

D - Solid. Overall this is the best canned IPA I've had after Surly Furious.

10-19-2009 20:16:43 | More by nickd717
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1%

part of my liquid solutions order, a late x-mas gift to me, from me!

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of fluffed up cream colored head. Above average lacing & superior head retention

S: Much grapefruit & some pine hops

T: Biscuitty malt, a touch of honey, then lemony hops & finally a wave of grapefruit hops up front. Bready notes, caramel, & then more grapefruit as this warms. Finishes a little dry, with more grapefruitty hops, & a bit of honey malt. Almost gave this a 4.5

MF: Pretty smooth with some chewyness & excellent carbonation & balance

Drinks pretty easy, nice to find another great canned beer out there! Good AIPA

03-16-2008 05:37:35 | More by russpowell
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seedsofchaos

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a 12oz can into a chalice. Color is amber/copper. Pours with a beautifully billowing off-white head with great lacing and a 1/3 to 1/2 inch retaining head. Carbonation is present throughout the brew with very tiny bubbles.

Nose is of citrus, citrus rind and balancing malts with a touch of sweet grapefruit.

Taste is immediate bittering with the follow through of the grapefruit rind from the smell. Flavor is clean, simple and crisp and does not try to overpower.

Mouthfeel is right for the style and sessionability is high. Low ABV, easy drinking, can format and simplicity lead this beer to the ranks of a great session IPA good for a BBQ, camping, after mowing the grass or... well... anything.

08-25-2010 22:51:41 | More by seedsofchaos
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

10-31-2013 16:33:00 | More by gr8zehaman
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

07-16-2014 00:11:53 | More by ImperatorScab
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-09-2011 22:07:52 | More by PaBeerLover
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jduprey007

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

10-23-2013 11:19:56 | More by jduprey007
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DanE

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

08-11-2012 23:46:52 | More by DanE
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

11-07-2012 04:21:47 | More by Illmaticzx
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

02-27-2012 22:06:28 | More by sneth019
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-22-2014 04:33:58 | More by KevinGordon
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

10-11-2013 03:04:56 | More by Lurkerson
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +1%

01-22-2013 00:58:42 | More by fivetime
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-28-2014 21:37:52 | More by Booner818
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1%

12-31-2012 22:11:11 | More by QuamLaetus
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BridgieT

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

01-11-2014 23:17:53 | More by BridgieT
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freemancw

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

01-06-2012 01:12:20 | More by freemancw
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

Reviewing the Caldera IPA from the Caldera Brewing Company out of Oregon.
Score: 88

Unknown canning date with can code "1 813 113162A." This can was received as an extra from a friend just a week or two ago. Served in a tulip glass and enjoyed on 08/08/12.

Appearance: Pours a bright honey orange color that is a like a slightly darker "Blind Pig IPA" color with a finger-plus of soapy white head that settles to a film of head atop the beer. Excellent lacing, retention and cling. Just an absolutely beautiful looking IPA, honestly. 5/5

Smell: Orange-y tropical citrus and piney, slightly earthy, hops. A little sweet caramel, a touch of spice, and grapefruit. Really nice IPA aroma. 4/5

Taste: Juicy citrus, peach, spice, and a touch of wood. Nice piney hop bite. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Very smooth and balanced IPA. Not very aggressive at all. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a low amount of carbonation that lets the bitterness from the beer sit and layer on the tongue. Oily, almost watery, mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish. 3.5/5

Overall: If I had to guess, I would say this beer is just a touch past its freshness prime. Regardless, this is still a delicious brew that I would definitely order again at a bar if I lived in the pacific northwest.

Recommendation: A nice starter IPA for casual beer drinkers. Give this one a whirl if you see it on tap. This was a nice extra, but it is not a beer worth trading for.

Pairings: Spicy Indian food.

Cost: $9.99 for a six pack.

08-09-2012 04:39:43 | More by jegross2
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2013 00:36:32 | More by Beeranator
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

09-10-2013 02:52:57 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Vlaminck

California

4/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2014 00:52:12 | More by Vlaminck
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

06-07-2014 06:41:01 | More by CraigTravor
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blackie

California

4/5  rDev +1%

a: nice off-white head over a light amber colored beer, good retention and light lacing

s: nice nose of tropical fruit juice hops, grassy, not as vivid as some but certainly pleasant with aromas of pineapple and passionfruit, pale base malt supports lightly sweet caramelized sugars

m: carbonation on the lighter side of medium, medium body, smooth

t: pale and caramel malts provide a base for a leafy tropical hop flavor, malts are a pretty weak, my only knock on this one...could use a touch more grainy caramel for balance and to increase flavor complexity, moderate to high grapefruit bitterness

d: no problem, a solid ipa

single from Grape & Gourmet, Virginia Beach, VA

6//24/2013: The hops I get now are more woody, musty, bruised citrus, and allium. Still, a nice beer and the profile is interesting. Gonna leave the scores be.

02-26-2009 03:37:20 | More by blackie
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

A: The beer is clear coppery orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin light beige head that diminished to a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has interesting aromas of peaches along with notes of caramel malts and citrus hops.
T: Flavors of hops dominate the overall taste and lend flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish. There are notes of caramel malts.
M: The beer feels medium-bodied, crisp and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very hop-forward beer but it is well balanced so that the bitterness is not overpowering.

05-06-2012 12:10:46 | More by metter98
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

02-27-2012 01:42:28 | More by kylemckinnis
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.