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Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA

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very good

1,068 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 64
Gots: 77 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

As one other reviewer noted..."good drinking beer". It runs along the lines of Alchemy Ale to me, and very smooth easy to drink IPA that doesn't hit you hard in the mouth.

johnnycros, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +1%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: The body is a dark honey color with a foamy cream colored head that doesn't recede too soon. Nice lines of lacing.

Aroma: Cedar, spices, wood, hops.

Taste: A ton of bitter grapefruit rind, woody cedar, bitter hops, and black pepper.

Mouthfeel: Thick.

Overall: Sticky and really bitter. Not my thing.

JuicesFlowing, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of MadeInOregon
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

MadeInOregon, Oct 10, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%

Ngntjp, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Shnanign, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

meb3476, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +1%

Pretty good beer. Poured with a large thick cream colored long-lasting head, good leasing and a slightly hazy honey amber color. Aroma is fresh beer, malt and hop resin. Flavor is like aroma and all qualities of sweet bitter and acid are well-balanced. Body is very good perhaps just a touch soft. Good drinking beer.

drpimento, Oct 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev 0%

allenm8, Oct 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev 0%

prokopt2, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JaysUncle, Oct 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

rolltide, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JakeR3, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Redneckwine
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can into tulip

Appearance - Glowing amber orange, opaque, 2 finger head leaves lots of sticky lacing

Smell - Piney, grapefruit hops mingling with a bit of toasty, caramel sweet malts

Taste - More piney, grapefruit hops up front right up front, pine resin, moderate bitterness, slight alcoholy fusel notes, some semi-sweet malts creep in to balance with honey, caramel, and toastiness. Finishes off dry with moderate resin bitterness.

Feel - Medium body, gentle carb, nice and smooth

Overall - A solid IPA. Tasty, west coast vibe IPA with plenty of piney grapefruit hops going on - but just kinda says "typical" to me. Thing is, the typical craft IPA these days is pretty damn good.

Redneckwine, Oct 01, 2014
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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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4/5  rDev +1%

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
Photo of smanders
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
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.