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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

1,021 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 475
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 63
Gots: 60 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

kwa357, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

weezarc, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

LarryMyers, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

TriageStat, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jpaulsen, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Somebody_Else
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!

Somebody_Else, Mar 30, 2013
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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.

Immortale25, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

smg, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

juanmation, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

slay, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Jameswoody, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

herman77, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

buzzy, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

edk218, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

squidrobot, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

frogfan, Mar 15, 2013
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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

Cubatobaco, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

RumHam, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ystazi, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

RWNay, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Mattyb79, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

hardrock, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

anteater, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

phranCISCO, Feb 22, 2013
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,021 ratings.