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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

1,049 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,049
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 63
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +1%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

gruss004, Sep 28, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +10.1%

dagubna, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

hophugger, Sep 27, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

mrjez, Sep 27, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4%

BendMTB, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

paulish, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

rwhitmore, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Paid $.29 for a single of this at TW in Chantilly after receiving $2 off my previous purchase.

Appearance: this is a beautifully clear, copper ale with a billowing, white head. Lacing was intricate throughout the British pint glass.

Smell: loads of citrus (i.e., grapefruit, oranges) followed swiftly by piney hops.

Taste: a superb blending of biscuits, fruit, sweet malt (think bread with honey), and a solid (warming) finish. There is a lot going on with this IPA!

Mouthfeel: lightly carbonated with an excellent finish.

Overall: I'd heard really good things about this beer but had put off buying one for whatever reason. Well, not anymore; this stuff is a great representative of the style. The fact that it's out of a can is even more reason to enjoy. From the east coast to the west--Thanks Caldera!

smanders, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

tjcamm, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

stript, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Love this beer, one of favorites.

jdixon302, Sep 18, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -1%

Wildwood_Brew, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Jenebauer, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Theogre83, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Punisher, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours orangish golden with a nice white head. Aroma has some pine, a nice dose of citrus, a little tropical, and some easy going toast. Flavor follows suit. A crisp, lightish medium mouthfeel. Overall, bought a sixer of this blindly and glad I took the gamble. This a great IPA and one I will happily drink again.

denver10, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

shigg85, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HopGrazer, Sep 12, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -8.1%

RAC81, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

A: Bronze, darker, dehydrated urine color, pretty transparent. 2+ fingers of white frothy head, good consistent lacing

S: pleasant pine smell, clean hops

T: quick bitterness that vanishes quick and becomes a pleasant, earthy taste. A little bit of pine and taste and then a random, raw can sugar after taste that is a little pungent.

M: midweight body, oily and stays in your mouth for awhile

O: solid IPA. Bitter but not too bitter and a little sugary finish. Not in my top 5 IPAs but I would definitely drink again.

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,049 ratings.