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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

1,077 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 66
Gots: 78 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mwhite444
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

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

Photo of creez
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours out a body of orange/copper that held a light haze and sat beneath two inches of creamy,bone white foam that left thin strands of lacing after showing moderate head retention.

S-Soft,sweet citrus,apricot preserves,toffee malt
and some flowery hop qualities with a touch of pine on the finish.

T-More sweet citrus,dried apricots,soft pine,caramelized grains and some raw,leafy hop qualities.Good hop bitterness but a slightly generic malt base.

M-Light bodied with a lasting but moderate bitterness.

O-A good canned IPA.Definitely not a six pack worthy of a $12 price tag but good none the less.

Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BeerShman
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Golden orange color with nice chunky foam head. Good lacing. Strong hop aroma with fruityness to it.
Taste is of bitter hop bite with some malts. Slightly soapy and lightly fruity.
Mouthfeel is dry and bitter...
Its ok...not great and not missing this brew in NY. Sorry caldera, but not for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of legalpete19340
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a beautiful vibrant and clearish copper with a solid finger and a half of off white chunky head. Head fell to a skim but coated and laced beautifully.

S: Rich and dank with pineapple, grapefruit and sappy pine.

T: The juicy ripe fruit comes on early with more pineapple and apricots. The fruit fades into a chalky bite and then flows into a long bite of bitterness with leafy piney hops. Makes the tongue stand up and leaves an aspirin type chalkiness on the palate. You can tell the malts are fighting for their life but they keep it balanced and punch through with some grain notes.

M: A full version of medium with some sizzling carbonation.

O: Very good. I could kill a couple of these. Thanks to the President for surprising me with this one.

Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.