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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

955 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 61
Gots: 42 | 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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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +1%

12-08-2011 08:51:38 | More by kornkid8600
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to robbrandes got this extra. Poured into tulip glass...

A- Dark for an IPA. Bronze/copper color with a rocky pale cream head. Sticky lacing remains on the glass and is slowly revealed as the head sinks into the beer.

S- Citrus forward. Lemons and limes, fruit Smarties, and grapefruit. Aroma is a little lighter than I remember, and not much malt behind the hops in nose.

T/M- A slight chalkiness upfront on the flavor before the citrus comes through. Grapefruit and grapes pop prominently. Bitterness is all on the finish, with a nice moderate IBU level that could be about 10-15 higher per my preference. Alcohol announces it's presence, but not over powering. Body is medium, leaning towards heavy. Carbonation is fairly low, leaving this slick and borderline slimy in the mouth.

O- I like this beer now, but I love it when I get it at the bar and don't analyze it as much. Has solid properties, but nothing that makes it stand out against other competitors. Above average, but it gets pushed aside at it's price when Sweetwater, Yazoo, and others are on the same shelf...

Serving type: can

12-06-2011 16:23:40 | More by TheGordianKnot
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1%

12-06-2011 13:47:29 | More by ROGUE16
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-04-2011 02:12:45 | More by pavpav12
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into The Bruery snifter...

Really like the can on this one. Has a psychedelic feel to it with all the bright colors...

A - Pours copper with a two finger off white head that dissipates at a fairly hasty pace. There is some sticky lacing that coats the glass...

S - Pretty docile. Citrus hops, and a hint of caramel...

T - Caramel up front followed by grapefruit, and a hint of orange. Finishes with a smooth hop bitterness. Abv is well hidden...

M - Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Super smooth...

O - This one isn't overly complex, or a hop bomb, but it is a smooth well balanced brew. Definitely a solid session beer, and something I will be drinking again in the near future...

Cheers...

Serving type: can

11-30-2011 22:24:37 | More by comfortablynumb1
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

11-29-2011 01:21:54 | More by onedogtwodog
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-28-2011 16:14:03 | More by touchmeimsac
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kennylopez

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-28-2011 02:36:53 | More by kennylopez
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-27-2011 06:54:05 | More by twelveinches
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-25-2011 15:41:00 | More by deapokid
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-23-2011 02:10:50 | More by jenray
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

11-21-2011 18:45:49 | More by Rochefort10nh
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-21-2011 05:11:24 | More by johnnyboy76
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-20-2011 21:42:52 | More by dsauter
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-20-2011 20:50:56 | More by cfinch2
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2011 18:54:59 | More by DoctorB2B
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

11-18-2011 21:48:16 | More by TheBishopco
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish amber with 1/4" of dense, foamy, white head that has great retention. The nose has notes of bready malt, pineapple, and grapefruit with a faint flora aroma. The taste is bready and malty up front with a nice blend of hop characters ranging from pineapple, grapefruit-citrus, and faint pine. The flavors are very well blended. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and very refreshing.

This is delicious and very easily drinkable. I could put away a lot of these especially since the bitterness from the hops isn't overpowering like in some IPAs so no diminishing returns here.

Serving type: can

11-17-2011 23:55:20 | More by tdm168
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bastu

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2011 19:47:33 | More by bastu
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dukebrian

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-15-2011 17:10:50 | More by dukebrian
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doughanson78

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-15-2011 08:04:36 | More by doughanson78
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - hazey orange in color with a rocky white head which quickly dissipates to a thin film.

S - the nose is rich with hops. piney and fruity. sweet caramel malt notes and some cherry esters.

T - clean, lightly sweet malt upfront followed by some piney bitterness and a long cherry/sweetish finish.

M - smooth, creamy, a touch watery and a full zippy carbonation.

O - nice IPA with lots of piney notes but could've had a bit more bitterness on the tongue.

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 05:27:02 | More by Teleweizen2
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint

An amber colored body with some orange highlights. A firm two finger cap with very good retention and sticky lace all over the glass.

The aroma is bright. Ruby red grapefruit, pine resin and floral hops on top of a sweet caramel malt bed. Slightly more hop forward than malt forward on the nose.

A little bit more of a balance here. It's like east coast meets west coast in one can. Big grapefruit and pine with sturdy caramel holding down the back end.

Sticky and resiny on the feel, medium body with good carbonation.

This guy has some nice attributes. Some bold hop flavors and aromas, but they strike a good balance with the malt.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 15:43:48 | More by ColForbinBC
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bosox941827

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at the Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC - only place in this area that sells it. Poured into a 0.5L Ayinger glass ("Echte Bierkultur Geniessen") from a 12oz. can. Had a sip of this one golfing and had to give it a proper review.
A - nice, slightly hazy dark orange/amber color. A nice rocky head forms off the pour and a thin layer clings to the glass and hangs around all the way down.
S - Nice hoppy nose off this one, with some maltiness mixed in.
T - Funny how your brain needs to adjust when drinking out of a can; first sip of this was during a round of golf, right out of the can and my first thought was, "wow, this is GOOD beer" because you're expecting something thin and watered down. A "proper" tasting confirms my first sip; poured into a glass, this is a damn good, drinkable IPA. Nice hint of sweetness up front which is quickly run over by a nice rindy, bittery-y flavor which hangs around on the tongue for quite a while between sips.
M - This drinks pretty smooth; carbonation is pretty low but the bitterness hangs around for a while (in a good way).
Damn solid IPA; highly recommend grabbing it if you spot it somewhere (especially you East Coasters).

Serving type: can

10-29-2011 02:24:13 | More by bosox941827
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doopydoogle

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Good copper amber with a head that lingers.

S - Pine, tropical fruit, and caramely malt

T - A balanced IPA. The hops give it a good fruity and bitter punch, but the caramel malts really give the most character and are present and linger throughout the whole experience.

M - Decent carbonation, not too carbonated, and smooth mouthfeel.

O - A highly sessionable and pleasant IPA!

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 23:57:51 | More by doopydoogle
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.