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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

1,079 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 66
Gots: 80 | 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 gets the job done, nice and smooth

Overall - A solid IPA. Tasty, west coast vibe 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.

Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.