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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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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.3%

08-19-2012 00:08:39 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-16-2012 20:27:14 | More by JottaGibboo
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ebefiction


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-16-2012 04:42:26 | More by ebefiction
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-13-2012 06:42:36 | More by strongaf
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: can

08-12-2012 05:25:11 | More by homebrew311
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DanE

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

08-11-2012 23:46:52 | More by DanE
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-11-2012 16:19:47 | More by durlta
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-10-2012 15:48:13 | More by mscott1975
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

08-10-2012 00:10:27 | More by DaveHack
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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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Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: can

08-03-2012 04:00:43 | More by Hoptometrist
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

08-02-2012 21:01:34 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-02-2012 14:53:20 | More by DrunkinYogi
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

08-01-2012 00:08:56 | More by fehrminator
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-31-2012 21:44:53 | More by MammothTarantula
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UCLABrewN84

California

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

Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, slight tropical fruit, and some dank herbal hop aromas. Taste is mainly of citrus zest and earthy herbal hops with a slight tropical fruit flavor. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid aromas and flavors that make it super easy to drink.

Serving type: can

07-27-2012 02:47:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JJOVa

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-26-2012 23:11:32 | More by JJOVa
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged this on a recent trip to DC, as you cannot get this in Ohio.

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a mug. Pours a very clear amber orange, with a 1 inch off-white thick head, that is slow to reduce. Leaves a fair amount of lacing around the sides as the beer is drained from the glass.

Has a slightly spicy aroma, with hints of citrus and some grassiness.

Has a grainy malt taste, with grapefruit pith and oak leaves. Has a rather hoppy finish, which is neither piney nor citrusy, but is just simply better.

Has a softer mouth feel you would expect, with almost soapy texture and they dry finish.

I like the IPA. It has a nice hop character which is uncomplicated, and a softer mouth feel that makes it quite drinkable. I also like the look of this can, and could easily see bringing this on a camping trip if it were readily available.

Serving type: can

07-26-2012 01:36:37 | More by TheHoppiest
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2012 01:17:16 | More by ahbaggins
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CN1234

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-22-2012 01:02:59 | More by CN1234
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freakpower

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-21-2012 16:06:30 | More by freakpower
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BigJiMo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-21-2012 00:32:35 | More by BigJiMo
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huuvola

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-18-2012 18:22:36 | More by huuvola
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-17-2012 02:09:29 | More by InfernoBoss
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz. can into a nonic pint glass at Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

A: Hazy and very bright, sunny orange-amber color beneath a creamy and frothy two-finger head of white foam which left some good chunky lacing in its wake.

S: Very hoppy, bright and piney with some spicy, herbal additions and mild, tea-like scent.

T: Fresh, fruity and juicy hops grip the palate almost from the get-go. A hot cereal-like malt flavor keeps things balanced at first, before that tea-like, herbal bitterness creeps back in, making the approach to the bitter finish a bit more mild.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with enough balance to keep things in check before the bitter finish.

O: A very nice canned American IPA that showcases some of that Pacific Northwest flair in the form of piney, spicy, almost spruce-like and citrusy bitter hops through and through. The 6.1% ABV keeps a strong enough malt backbone on this brew to make it a little creamier in the finish, which was nice to have.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 22:22:44 | More by Gambrinus1184
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.