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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

969 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 61
Gots: 49 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 04:39:43 | More by jegross2
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

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blackie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: nice off-white head over a light amber colored beer, good retention and light lacing

s: nice nose of tropical fruit juice hops, grassy, not as vivid as some but certainly pleasant with aromas of pineapple and passionfruit, pale base malt supports lightly sweet caramelized sugars

m: carbonation on the lighter side of medium, medium body, smooth

t: pale and caramel malts provide a base for a leafy tropical hop flavor, malts are a pretty weak, my only knock on this one...could use a touch more grainy caramel for balance and to increase flavor complexity, moderate to high grapefruit bitterness

d: no problem, a solid ipa

single from Grape & Gourmet, Virginia Beach, VA

6//24/2013: The hops I get now are more woody, musty, bruised citrus, and allium. Still, a nice beer and the profile is interesting. Gonna leave the scores be.

Serving type: can

02-26-2009 03:37:20 | More by blackie
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear coppery orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin light beige head that diminished to a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has interesting aromas of peaches along with notes of caramel malts and citrus hops.
T: Flavors of hops dominate the overall taste and lend flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish. There are notes of caramel malts.
M: The beer feels medium-bodied, crisp and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very hop-forward beer but it is well balanced so that the bitterness is not overpowering.

Serving type: can

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour was a surprisingly murky yet bright caramel color with an aggressive, sticky head. Big hops flavor up front - broadly bitter with floral and herbal notes, finishing up with a bit of pine resin. Substantial malt flavor, leaning toward caramel malt and a bit of toffee. Mouthfeel was almost chewy - no one will accuse this beer of being overly filtered.

Serving type: can

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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.