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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

1,017 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 63
Gots: 59 | 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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5/5  rDev +26.3%

LightnerLiquorKS, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Slarson7, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of stcules
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light copper color, good perlage, good foam, creamy.
In the smell a good fresh hop. But easy and pleasant, not too overwhelming. Tangerine, lightly resinous.
More intense taste, citric and resinous, quite bitter. Pleasant.
Relatively light body. Easily drinkable.
In the aftertaste the citrussy note dominates.

stcules, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of MartzMimic
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a hazy orange with a nice white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Smells of pine and citrus, with maybe a touch of malt. The aroma follows the taste with hop-forward pine, grapefruit and a bit of sweetness. The malt does a nice job of moderating the hops without overwhelming them. Medium mouth with lots of aftertaste. I can't believe it's taken me so long to try this one. It's a very good IPA.

MartzMimic, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DrMindbender, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Dello
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Dello, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Arkay, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ImperatorScab, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ericmakara, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Cook82, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Surf1, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

bobv, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JMScowcroft, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Remdog, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

BryanK, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Marco_Gtz, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy; bronze - a little darker than I expected; 2 finger egg shell head that receded slowly leaving a spotty film; nice lacing;

S: balanced; hops are predominant, especially pine, but malt is clearly there; pineapple in the background;

T: earthy, not at all like the nose; very little bitterness; an odd sweetness in the finish - not malty, more sugary - off putting;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: really liked it until I tasted it; when I expected it to get bitter, it got sweet instead; no date on can; perhaps it was old; I'll try it again as some point;

HamdenHector, Jun 28, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great NW IPA. My can was about 3 months old.
A: a lovely red golden slight haze color with good off-white lacing. S: piney hops with some citrus. Not too much malt. T: pretty much aligns with the smell. M: balanced carbonation., no oily aftertaste. O: a nice example of a good NW IPA. Definitely would buy again.

BurdockBoy, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

elihull, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

stafford2, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

ThreeFishes, Jun 24, 2014
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.