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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: 60
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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-22-2014 04:33:58 | More by KevinGordon
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clay23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-22-2014 03:53:12 | More by clay23
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DMB

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-21-2014 06:02:50 | More by DMB
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-19-2014 23:39:36 | More by Bilco
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-19-2014 00:14:29 | More by bdoggboston
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MrBeige

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

02-18-2014 20:24:42 | More by MrBeige
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

02-18-2014 13:57:47 | More by doremite
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

02-17-2014 21:54:00 | More by jaymo18
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-15-2014 05:32:47 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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TobyRoseman

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-13-2014 19:41:20 | More by TobyRoseman
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 2/9/14

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
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-08-2014 00:30:50 | More by Furley80
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-01-2014 04:48:32 | More by nosavingsaccount
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-01-2014 00:08:22 | More by Proclarush
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mte1972

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

01-30-2014 16:39:41 | More by mte1972
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AndersonGT

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-28-2014 02:44:27 | More by AndersonGT
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BierJager89

California

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
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

01-24-2014 23:09:04 | More by aztraz
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sleepyteacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-22-2014 02:55:07 | More by sleepyteacher
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-18-2014 20:06:25 | More by Dcunicelli
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chippo33

Vermont

1.5/5  rDev -62.1%

01-12-2014 09:16:01 | More by chippo33
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BridgieT

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

01-11-2014 23:17:53 | More by BridgieT
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-11-2014 08:12:08 | More by jnardone235
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kemoarps

Washington

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
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

01-09-2014 02:38:47 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.