Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours almost entirely clear, some chill haze, deep orange and copper with some light amber - pours with a medium-sized head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some nice spots of lacing though
Smell: Hello, Simcoe? (maybe?) - lively and hoppy, with a lot of citrus and some pine - orange, grapefruit, and a touch of lemon - orange and grapefruit juice - grass and some pine - a vague spiciness - caramel and pale malts - undercooked biscuits and toasted bread
Taste: Actually pretty balanced for something from the West Coast - big hop presence, with orange and grapefruit - citrus flesh and juice, with a touch of pith - moderate bitterness - some grass, pine resin, and some herbal/spicy notes - caramel malts, with some pale flavors in the background - toasty biscuits - crystal malt - a little mint in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium-ish body, nicely carbonated, kind of watery but in a good way
Overall: Solid and somewhat memorable
This is a tasty IPA. It's not the best I've ever had, but that statement is not particularly meaningful in the IPA category. This has some nice citrus, pine, and mint. Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: can
02-09-2014 05:45:07 | More by angrybabboon
4.29/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours an orange/amber with a white head.
S: Fresh orange juice/zest, a little pine, in the nose.
T: A bit floral, pine, orange, very fresh-tasting, and delicious.
M: Medium bodied, not overly carbonated.
O: This is a great IPA, nice and citric. I think cans are great for keeping in the freshness and keeping out the light. Delicious beer, try it.
Serving type: can
01-25-2014 22:24:20 | More by BierJager89
3.91/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is another in a slew of very pretty IPAs I've been drinking lately. Amber body, pillowy off white head, good retention, good lacing.
Up front I get... Something kind of abrasive, but I can't quite put my finger on it. There's a caramel juiciness hiding behind... whatever it is, as well as some citrus hops.
The undetermined -- is that what they are talking about when they say it smells like cat pee (I don't have cats...)? -- does not continue into the taste, where the caramel undertone and juicy tropical fruits take more of a front seat. Towards the back end it gets a steeper bitterness, maybe some pine, but still a lot of citrus.
Very smoothe and drinkable. Good carbonation, I wouldn't describe it as sweet per se, but it is very soft and easy drinking, despite the definite hop bitterness on the finish. Certainly a viable IPA that I would gladly drink again, but I'm VERY glad I picked it up in Portland at literally half the price for a six pack as what it costs in St Louis.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 06:01:40 | More by kemoarps
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.