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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

968 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 61
Gots: 48 | 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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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-05-2013 21:52:55 | More by TriageStat
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-05-2013 18:26:36 | More by jpaulsen
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Somebody_Else

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drunk straight out of the can so IDK about the appearance.

The smell was very light. Kind of lager-y from cold to end-o'-can.

The taste started out fairly nondescript, straight out of the refrigerator, but as with most IPAs, the flavor opened up quite a bit after a few minutes at room temperature. There was an odd cheese-like component to the taste -- sort of an aged Swiss or Gruyere. I see where another reviewer mentioned a "butter" flavor so I don't feel completely out of touch with this observation. Odd but not bad at all.

The mouthfeel was great and the best part of this beer was the lingering hops oils on the tongue. Great after-taste!

Overall, not a first pick, but a reasonable sailing bear as it's in cans and only 6.1% ABV so suitable for drinking all day on a summer's sail. That cheese flavor would make me hesitant to give to a newbie as an introduction to hoppy IPAs but other than that, pretty durn good!

Serving type: can

03-30-2013 20:31:41 | More by Somebody_Else
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date but there's a sticker, no doubt put there by the liquor store, that say 2/12/2013.

A- Pours a dark amber with a 2 finger off-white head that retains a good long time before eventually making its way down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large tuft of surface foam. .

S- Moderately hoppy aroma with a great deal of cereal grain sweetness from the malt. It has just as much citrus punch to it as it does caramel and brown sugar.

T- Such a delicate balance between subtle yet effective hops and that wort-like sweet barley flavor. Notes of caramel as well as grapefruit. Bitterness is strong and lingers but is fully complimented by the malt backbone.

Sharp and oily from the hops with a bit of creaminess from the malts. Medium carbonation and a notch above medium for the body.

O- I use malts and hops a lot in contrast for this review because this is a prime example of the two fused together nearly seamlessly. An excellently balanced IPA.

Serving type: can

03-30-2013 02:59:59 | More by Immortale25
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smg

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-25-2013 00:28:19 | More by smg
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juanmation

Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-25-2013 00:28:09 | More by juanmation
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slay

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-24-2013 23:34:15 | More by slay
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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev +1%

03-22-2013 02:04:59 | More by Jameswoody
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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-21-2013 02:23:59 | More by herman77
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-21-2013 01:37:04 | More by buzzy
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edk218

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-20-2013 19:53:20 | More by edk218
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squidrobot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-19-2013 03:44:25 | More by squidrobot
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frogfan

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

03-15-2013 19:09:43 | More by frogfan
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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
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.