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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: 81 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of icehawk
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can
Aroma: Bread, spice, citrus
Appearance: Dark amber with robust foamy white head
Taste: A bready, slightly sweet forepalate that leads to bitterness
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, with a lot of maltyness. Slightly bitter finish.
Overall: Fairly malty, bordering on a belgian style ipa.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of ADZA
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Never heard of this before but it's a canned IPA so why not it pours a bronzed amber hue with a creamy two finger head and clingy lacing around the sides of glass,the smell is very malty it's caramel,toffee,marzipan,a touch of blood orange and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with tastes just like the aroma with hints of sweet caramel,toffee,butterscotch and that's where the sweetness ends and the pine,blood orange bitterness begins and it really does save the brew for me it's quite an obvious collision of sweet malts and bitter hops where they all make themselves known yet know where they stand,overall a nice IPA which allows each ingredient to shine In their own right and a good one for the novice palette to IPA land cheers.

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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Aggressive pour leads to three fingers slightly-darker-than-eggshell white. Fairly dark, hazy orange. Carbonation is moderate. Retention is above average. Lacing is stellar.

S: Big, big malt outta this one. Lot of toffee, some caramel. Little bit of hay, and barnyard. Not a lot of hop presence. What is there is leafy and woodsy, with mild fruitiness.

T: Oregon IPA, we meet again. Honeyed malt meets the palate, which slides into a woody, earthy hoppiness. Very balanced, with much more maltiness than I am used to. The bitterness finally comes through on the end, but it is fairly brief. The malt maintains the edge here, being slightly toasty, with the hops bringing on more of a leafy and earthy presence and a touch resinous. Very little citrus and no tropical or stone fruit. Aftertaste has more citrus, with the bitter rind coming through.

M: Full on the mouth without being too cloying.

O: Solid IPA. Malt heavy, without a lot of fruitiness, but this seems to be standard with Pacific Northwest style IPA's. Still, fun to try something new!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden honey hue with a settled down off-white merengue crown that actually lasts.

Aromas are of mild hop, over-ripe pineapple and malt. Very fresh aroma; like cool morning dew in a hop lea. Dryer sheet material.

Huge bitter hopleaf front with a semi-sweet heavy malt support. And of course tropical fruits noted.

Mouthfeel is creamy, satiable, and cuurushable! Just 'nuf carbonation.

Maybe a tad maltier than I prefer, but not a big deal-just nice to change IPAs up. Solid IPA overall that I would buy again.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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