Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,081 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 67
Gots: 82 | 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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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz single for $2.75. Caldera IPA just came to New Orleans this month.

A: Look is somewhere between Celebration and Zoe: dark amber with a huge head, glorious froth, and tons of lacing.

S: Very unique. Gingerbread, caramel, butterscotch. Very floral also.

T: Salty and malty on front end -- not my thing -- but then the hop wave is clean and subtle and nicely floral.

M: Mellow carbo; standard APA/IPA feel, maybe a little thin.

O: Caldera IPA probably isn't something I'll return to regularly given the price point, but the taste profile is extremely unique. The Red IPA crowd will appreciate.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet

A: hazy amber with an off-white head with plenty of staying power. Significant lacing.

S: grapefruit-y hops, earthy. Grainy. Citrus.

T: Smooth, bitter hops that don't bite. Light caramel malts that blend for a very pleasant combo. Grassy. Citrus-y.

M : light to medium. Dry finish.

O: Great IPA. One I would seek out again. Thanks, Cliff.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden amber with an off-white finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with fair stick.

Smell - Juicy hop aroma with a very faint caramel touch. Earthy and floral.

Taste - Juicy upfront, hinting at pineapple and orange, with moderate tones of caramel, earth and floral character hitting their strides by mid-taste. Residual bitterness in the finish, reminiscent of orange pith.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Remarkable smoothness and ease of drinking. It's going down faster than I can write this review!

Overall - With no freshness date, it's hard to determine just how old this IPA is, but it doesn't seem to be in its prime; the hops feel quite muted. Good as it was, but I'd like to re-review this one with a can I know is fresh.

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A - Poured from a 12oz can. My first official gusher I believe. After 1 second of cracking the mouth open the beer gushed out. Probably lost 1/2 - 1 oz. Pours a light amber body with nice orange hues. Big, sticky, lightly off-white head that retains well and leaves beautiful lacing

S - obviously hop-forward with citrus notes or orange and lightly grapefruit. Somewhat sweet but not overly sugary/syrupy. Nice and crisp.

T&M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Big citrus notes of orange a lemon and bittering hop balance. Sweet enough to be really tasty without being cloying. Great citrusy aftertaste. Good malt backbone to bring it all together.

O - Great beer that is full-flavored yet easy to drink. Could definitely have a few of these in a sitting

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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.