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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

1,119 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,119
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 71
Gots: 94 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-21-2005

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Ratings: 1,119 | Reviews: 489
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours copper with a 2 finger white head. Nice rings of small bubbles remain on the glass.

S- caramel, lemon, orange, some spice and pine.

T- toasted caramel, slight onion, citrus and good amount of pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Some effervescence tingles the tongue.

O- ok ipa. Not sure how fresh this is so won't bash it too much. Not a fan of the onion flavor and could use a little more citrus.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper color with two fingers of foam. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma is nicely hoppy, tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot.

First sip is a nice explosion of hop flavor, with a solid burst of bitter flavor, but finishing clean without any harsh lingering bitterness. Substantial malt backbone helps round out the beer, but it just serves as a backdrop to showcase the tropical fruit hop flavors.

This is a very pleasant, enjoyable IPA. Balanced, drinkable, and satisfying. Would buy again.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into pint glass

Appearance: Orange with 3 finger white head that settled to 1/2 inch. Excellent lacing throughout, clear with minimal effervescence.

Smell: Citrus and Pine, slight malt aroma

Taste: Citrus and Piney hops, slightly sweet malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body with low carbonation.

Overall: Delicious IPA with a strong hop presence that is not overpowering, great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into NB globe glass. Appearance is dark gold with moderate clarity. Thin white head forms and retains a layer nicely. Tons of lacing is left behind. The nose has notes of graham cracker, earthy hops, and dashes of lemon and grass. Taste starts bready with malt sweetness, quickly becomes earthy and bitter. Notes of pine and wood come through on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Overall, a nice flavorful IPA here with an interesting cracker component.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Caldera IPA from the Caldera Brewing Company out of Oregon.
Score: 88

Unknown canning date with can code "1 813 113162A." This can was received as an extra from a friend just a week or two ago. Served in a tulip glass and enjoyed on 08/08/12.

Appearance: Pours a bright honey orange color that is a like a slightly darker "Blind Pig IPA" color with a finger-plus of soapy white head that settles to a film of head atop the beer. Excellent lacing, retention and cling. Just an absolutely beautiful looking IPA, honestly. 5/5

Smell: Orange-y tropical citrus and piney, slightly earthy, hops. A little sweet caramel, a touch of spice, and grapefruit. Really nice IPA aroma. 4/5

Taste: Juicy citrus, peach, spice, and a touch of wood. Nice piney hop bite. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Very smooth and balanced IPA. Not very aggressive at all. 3.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a low amount of carbonation that lets the bitterness from the beer sit and layer on the tongue. Oily, almost watery, mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish. 3.5/5

Overall: If I had to guess, I would say this beer is just a touch past its freshness prime. Regardless, this is still a delicious brew that I would definitely order again at a bar if I lived in the pacific northwest.

Recommendation: A nice starter IPA for casual beer drinkers. Give this one a whirl if you see it on tap. This was a nice extra, but it is not a beer worth trading for.

Pairings: Spicy Indian food.

Cost: $9.99 for a six pack.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from the can into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured a mostly clear dark rust orange color with a two finger fluffy head that sticks around for a little while and left webbed lace

S- Huge grapefruit, citrus peel, big pineyness, some floral notes, pretty pungent and aromatic

T- Big citrus hop flavor, pronounced caramel malt character, some earthy and light piney notes, some soapy flavor, lingering bitterness

M- Light to medium bodied, a little lower carbonated than other IPAs, and lighter in body, finishes a little watery

O- Well apparently it is International IPA day, not like I need an excuse to drink one but thought I would crack open a canned IPA from my new home state of Oregon. I love the aroma on this one, a little lighter boided than I like for the style but this could be a great hot summer outdoors beer.

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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,119 ratings.