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Caldera IPA - Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA

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very good

1,068 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,068
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 64
Gots: 77 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-21-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

tweezer159, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

memphischas, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

blibby05, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

HopHeadRyan, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HamGlade10, May 18, 2013
Photo of MrIncognito
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured from a 12oz can. My first official gusher I believe. After 1 second of cracking the mouth open the beer gushed out. Probably lost 1/2 - 1 oz. Pours a light amber body with nice orange hues. Big, sticky, lightly off-white head that retains well and leaves beautiful lacing

S - obviously hop-forward with citrus notes or orange and lightly grapefruit. Somewhat sweet but not overly sugary/syrupy. Nice and crisp.

T&M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Big citrus notes of orange a lemon and bittering hop balance. Sweet enough to be really tasty without being cloying. Great citrusy aftertaste. Good malt backbone to bring it all together.

O - Great beer that is full-flavored yet easy to drink. Could definitely have a few of these in a sitting

MrIncognito, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

snohojimbo, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JWing, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

LibrariansLoveBEER, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

thomasarose, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

megamass, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

TrickkyGangsta, May 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

DRBiser, May 03, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pretty much clear amber in color with a white two finger head. Great lacing and retention.

S - Light citrus hops, pine abounds, there's a buttery or cheese quality as well as caramel malts.

T - Orange peel and grapefruit peel with a good helping of hops. Lemony afterwards with pine hops following. Interesting... The buttery/cheese still sticks in the taste. Odd considering it's the morning and I have yet to eat anything.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Not sticky, very easy to drink.

O - Honestly I doubt I would buy again. I always like trying different offerings and once the opinion is formed it's hard to deviate from it.

cvm4, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can purchased at Total Wines and More in Alexandria, VA last week, unknown birth date, poured into a 3Fs Teku long-stemmed glass, drank 4/23/13 over one hour.

A: 4.5 - reddish-brown (dare I say amber?!?) coloration, impressive clarity (can both see and read through...likely filtered), white one finger head dissipates very quickly into subtle glass lacing, small amount of tight amber bubbles, minimal perceptible alcohol legs

S: 4.5 - solid dank aroma: pine, resin, grapefruit...slight booze notes on the nose dig...classic Simcoe, Centennial and Amarillo notes

T: 4.5 - slap of bitterness on the anterior tongue but surprisingly less than 94 IBUs but resolved on subsequent sipping...in the middle of the mouth, there was lots grapefruit and pine but, after warming, the biscuity sweet caramel malts lingered, picking up alcohol tones consistent with 6%, very dry

M: 4.5 - moderate body and carbonation, juicy mouthfeel

O: 4.5 - solid, well-balanced American IPA: again, I mostly pulled out the Simcoe, Centennial and Amarillo pine dankness on the front end with accompanying bitterness (albeit not aggressively so) but the malt backbone is underrated here; I got a single can on the cheap (~$2), very glad that I tried it and would definitely purchase this again

MNishCT77, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

CalbeDacks, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Shawnzzy, Apr 16, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Golden orange color with some small debris (looked like hop stems)
Smell - Piney, a bit of grapefruit, a vegetal quality to it
Taste - Diacetyl, grassy, hint of grapefruit
Mouthfeel - Light carbonation which makes this beer a little heavy and sweet for the style
Overall - I have had much better IPA's than this. Not terrible, but not nearly my go to IPA either. I thoroughly enjoy the cans though!

MattSlem, Apr 14, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

tried out of can, prety damn good, this review is poured into a tulip glass

Appearance: Orangish Ruby Amber color, large white fluffy head, lots of lacing

Smell: grapefruit, citrus, very piney (simcoe hops possibly?)

Taste: lots of hop flavor bursting out right away, followed by a smooth dry somewhat bitter finish. lots of grapefruit and earthy pines. Also got some lemon notes at the beginning.

Mouthfeel: pretty light on the carbonation, sits very light, very refreshing

Overall: A solid, hoppy, west coast IPA, I honestly think I like this one out of the can better. Is that weird? The cool looking cans caught my eye, so i gave it a try, and it's probably gonna be another buy. However, I don't think I'd purchase this if Stone IPA was also available, or even Ruination.

Roman5150, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mrw1zard, Apr 08, 2013
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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
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,068 ratings.