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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

1,068 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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Photo of Srfndoc
4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite IPA which continues the awesome trend of canned microbrews. Pours a nice head that sticks to the rim. Smell has a hint of citrus (pineapple/orange) but doesn't over power anything. Tastes great with plenty of hops but not too bitter. Priced right as well.

Srfndoc, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of NoHipTee
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance was light, clear with a small small head which is surprising since I had just vigorously poured it into a cold glass from the can.

Smell was very good. A hoppy fresh scent that was just what I want an IPA to smell like.

The taste left me wanting. Not very complex.

Mouthfeel was also a little lacking. The smell had my mouth prepared for something better.

Not a bad beer. Not a beer I would go out of my way to find.

NoHipTee, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of laymansbeerfan
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Got this from a great BA, thanks Scotchboy!

A: Pours to a nice amber color, with around an inch of white fluffy head.

S: Has a nice citrus nose, with a little malt poking through.

T: It's got a nice grapefruit-citrus flavor profile, with the bitter hop bite on the back. Malt comes slightly out at the tail end. Not super bitter, but a nice bitter bite.

MF: Carbonation is pretty solid, with a drying finish to it. A little on the slick side too.

O: Very nice IPA from Oregon, definitely enjoy the hop profile on this one. Daniel hooked me up with a treat, thanks again bud!

laymansbeerfan, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a copper.amber color with a small off-white head with decent retention. Sticky lacing forms up the sides.

S: Strong aroma, lots of pine and citrus fruits, mostly grapefruit. A little bit of caramel malt.

T: Very nice tasting IPA. Similar to the aroma in that there is a lot of citrus fruit and pine going on. There is a bit of biscuity malt underneath the hops and some caramel on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not overly bitter, pretty smooth.

O: An easy drinking IPA, solid flavor profile.

mdaschaf, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Pelican5
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can | $10 for sixer

Turned onto this this by my local WF beer guy, thanks Trev!

A : clear, reddish, light copper

S : apricot, pineapple, citrus, some pine.

T : Full flavored and well rounded, west coast with a tad more malt backbone. Hop bitter front and finish, grapefruit and more citrus, dried apricot middle.

Overall : Juicy and well balanced. A bit more of a midwest flavor than some of the other west coast ipas. Every sip leaves me wanting more. Very, very nice IPA and is in my current rotation along with Sculpin, Inversion, Red Chair. For $10 a sixer its a no brainer. Underrated.

Cheers ~

Pelican5, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Adamostella
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Adamostella, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of mecmd
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mecmd, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of BuffaloBill12
4/5  rDev +1%

BuffaloBill12, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

st9647v3, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BlueFeetAndBeer, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of cssosprey
4/5  rDev +1%

cssosprey, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of beerguy36
4/5  rDev +1%

beerguy36, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of ktuc
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ktuc, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Maseitz
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Maseitz, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive coppery amber in the tall snifter. Nice scent of flowery, aromatic hops. Usual cap of foam and decent carbonation in the mouth. Nose of pine and a touch of caramel.

Big hops with lots of resiny and pine flavors. Fairly bitter, but not as excessive as lots of IPAs. Relatively drinkable. Some warm malt along with the earth flavors. Not as dank as some current hoppy beers. Slightly sharp, but has a mellow approach. Light bodied.

12 oz can from Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

avaldivia, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of tony223366
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Another good looking beer. I feel like the appearance category is tough to get wrong. I've gotten pretty good at pouring my beers exactly the way I like them to look. I don't go for the whole two fingers of head. I like pouring my glasses to have 3+ with a dynamic head above the rim. Anyways that's just what I got from this off white foamy head. The color is a rich reddish amber. The clarity is perfect and I mean perfect. It looks basically like looking through colored glass.

S: Big citrus hops. Some spice notes from the hops as well. Pine is present too. Caramel malts again which gives a nice backbone. Past that I get some more raw grains. It smells nice and crisp.

T: The flavors are nice and fruity. Citrus, pine are the usual players. As well as some spiciness from the hops as well. Malts also follow the nose. Caramels and grains. The bitterness is really even and the beer is very balanced. A very tasty beverage.

M: Great carbonation and a smooth/slick body. Tasty

O: I really enjoyed this beer. There are lots of tasty IPAs out there and this absolutely qualifies.

tony223366, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

bacher468, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of lenrex
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

lenrex, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of mwhite444
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mwhite444, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Nay
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very tasty ipa in can. Upon warming, hoppiness gets a little metallic. Bitter, resin finish lingers. Malt aroma not a favorite of mine (Munich?) but malt flavors good and dry. This can doesn't taste very fresh, I'll have to score a fresh one. Also curious to see what like in botlle or on tap

Nay, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of dbmernin83
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Outta the can, into a pint. Good lace, head. Foggy copper.
Citrusy hops, tropical fruit malts, delicious. Balanced for an IPA, but still hoppy. A signature Colorado IPA.
Appropriate carbonation. Crisp. Dry finish. Canned IPA this good is a beautiful thing

dbmernin83, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of creez
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.