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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: 61
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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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper in color with a deep haziness. You can pick out some carbonation through the fog of the glass. Light lacing and and about an 1/8 of an inch head.

S: Slightly muted in the nose with hints of sweetness. Others here call it "candy", but I'm getting a "butter-like" aroma. Light citrus and pine notes are there as well.

T: The taste is very different in the sense I am getting the same "butter-like" note on the back end, just behind the classic West Coast IPA tastes of citrus fruit and pine.

M: Oily with light carbonation. Enjoyably bitter on the sides if my tongue. There is a light foaminess that coasts my mouth which leaves a pony aftertaste.

O: A very well made West Coat IPA. I would definitely buy again. With the distinct flavor, I could optically pick this one out of line z

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 02:40:04 | More by Cubatobaco
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RumHam

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-14-2013 01:36:31 | More by RumHam
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Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-08-2013 15:30:32 | More by Duvel
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2013 00:46:34 | More by ystazi
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RWNay

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

02-28-2013 22:39:54 | More by RWNay
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-26-2013 02:03:11 | More by Mattyb79
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hardrock

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-23-2013 22:07:00 | More by hardrock
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-23-2013 07:33:57 | More by anteater
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phranCISCO


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-22-2013 21:27:58 | More by phranCISCO
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

02-20-2013 21:35:56 | More by chugamugofsud
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Kenro


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2013 17:07:24 | More by Kenro
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sukwonee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-16-2013 07:32:22 | More by sukwonee
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JClarson


4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Nice off white head. Rich coppery color.

S- Sweet pine, melon, and candy.

T- Hops smack you in the face on first sip and follow through on the finish. The sweetness from the aroma doesn't carry through to the palate as I expected it would.

M- Dry and delicious with a hoppy aftertaste. Slight sweetness after licking the lips.

O- Wonderful brew. Classic west coast style IPA. Hops are prevalent and last all the way to the last drop. If you consider yourself an "IPA guy" this is a must try. Very hard to find by me on the east coast.

Serving type: can

02-11-2013 22:14:39 | More by JClarson
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Holy_Hop_Head

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

02-06-2013 05:36:26 | More by Holy_Hop_Head
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

02-05-2013 04:15:52 | More by abcramer
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-04-2013 18:43:04 | More by UltimateLivewire
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

01-31-2013 01:37:47 | More by dan027
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deweese

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-25-2013 03:51:16 | More by deweese
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper body, white head has good retention and lacing.

S/T - All around good IPA with pine hops up front with the caramel/bready malt providing a nice backbone. Finishes bitter with hop flavor, never getting too sweet.

M - Medium body, medium carb, smooth and creamy, finishes dry

O - Simple straightforward IPA. Drinks easy, no off-flavors, up front pine hops with a little citrus.

Serving type: can

01-24-2013 20:15:41 | More by garuda
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +1%

01-22-2013 00:58:42 | More by fivetime
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tut2528

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

once again, thanks to Jaap for sending me this one!

A: pours a deep dark orange with some brownish hints to it. pours a nice 1/2 fingers worth of head formation that dissipates rather quickly, but with a couple swirls of the glass, it quickly rises again.

S: awesome citrus (orange peel and lemon zest), some grapefruit, pineapple and even mango. terrfically balanced with a blast of hops. i also pick up on a sweet caramel backbone that holds this brew together.

T: big earthy hop bitterness, sweetened malt and a subtle peppery spice in there as well. the fruits aren't as nearly prominent here as they were in the nose, which is probably the most suprising aspect.

M: big carbonation, solid medium bodied, the palate is left with the dry hop bitterness and a slight touch of citrus.

O: if you like big bitter hopped up brews, this one is a must try. the aroma of this brew is amazing with the big tropical fruits, and I wish it carried over into the taste. Instead, as previously mentioned, the hops become the dominant player and the fruits take the back seat. Nonetheless, this is a great beer, that is has fairly high drinkability.

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 20:35:22 | More by tut2528
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

01-20-2013 00:51:19 | More by JeffTheJuice
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-19-2013 18:30:02 | More by mdillon86
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vashooter

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving : 12 ounce can from Total wine served in a tulip (large one)

Appearance : Beautiful clear dark honey color, about what I would expect from an IPA, nice 2 fingers of head when poured into glass subsiding to a small half inch of sticky head that seems to want to hang out with me.

Smell: Is not quite as hoppy as a BIG IPA but lots of caramel blending, hop notes are somewhat subdued as the beer warms up but more hop nose when first poured.

Taste: Initially straight malt, sweet but, lots of hop character that is not overpowering or rude. No hint of Diacetyl or vegetable notes in my sample. Actually this beer is well made and well balanced, not as large as a lot of IPA's that rely on brutish hop levels with out good malt balance.I actually think there might be some demarra sugar in this brew.

Mouthfeel: Actually reminds me of a cross between an ESB and a IPA, the sweetness is there but the hops are there also, just not in your face hops. Warming to the tongue with a little bitterness in the finish. Wonderfully balanced beer. Someone put a lot of love into this recipe.

Overall: I give it a 4.5, However this can become one of my favorites very easily. Cheers

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 06:26:11 | More by vashooter
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-17-2013 02:57:29 | More by pjs234
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.