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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

971 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 971
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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BeerBeast

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-15-2012 04:54:42 | More by BeerBeast
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

12-07-2012 01:08:39 | More by ssimpson89
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

12-03-2012 02:12:16 | More by Zach136
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salinasa

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-28-2012 03:30:00 | More by salinasa
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fDOTbear

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-24-2012 17:05:34 | More by fDOTbear
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One_Man_Gang


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-17-2012 19:17:37 | More by One_Man_Gang
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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mostly clear copper color with a 3 finger head and excellent lacing.

S: Citrus and pine hops, malt, alcohol, and also the aroma of tea. There's something about the smell that I don't quite like...maybe the tea smell.

T: Fairly heavy malt flavors but with enough hops to balance it out. Nice bitterness in the finish. Somewhat piney flavor.

M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. A little lighter than my ideal IPA but very easy to drink.

O: Overall, this is a very drinkable IPA. Nice balance and good flavor. Lighter than my usual IPA's and the smell leaves something to be desired. A good option for when bottles won't work.

Serving type: can

11-17-2012 17:55:34 | More by nUgZ
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2012 02:25:39 | More by t0rin0
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rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-13-2012 01:08:24 | More by rm9679
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-12-2012 23:05:08 | More by IPAchris
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

11-07-2012 04:21:47 | More by Illmaticzx
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Freshman88


5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-05-2012 07:54:59 | More by Freshman88
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mixed and matched this can yet like others I am not sure how old it is.

A - Well I got little to no yeast particles so I assume it can't be more than 3 months old. Color is a hazy amber brown with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head that stays around for a while.

S - Smell is mostly subdued but has a nice edge of grapefruit hops. Really nothing beyond that and not really strong either.

T - Well it's not bad the grapefruit taste is juicy enough without being bitter or cloying and balancing sweet cracker malts seem to give it a great finish. Quite tasty,

M - Despite the sessionable ABV it seems a tad medium in body yet still tasty.

Overall this beer seems pretty good probably great fresh. Not terrible old though.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 04:11:11 | More by DrDemento456
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.2%

10-28-2012 00:16:44 | More by BradMacMullin
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TonyW


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-25-2012 15:14:24 | More by TonyW
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

10-20-2012 07:19:36 | More by CarolinaKev
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

10-20-2012 00:57:57 | More by brendaniel
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FLBEERGUY25

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-12-2012 06:25:52 | More by FLBEERGUY25
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours copper with a 2 finger white head. Nice rings of small bubbles remain on the glass.

S- caramel, lemon, orange, some spice and pine.

T- toasted caramel, slight onion, citrus and good amount of pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Some effervescence tingles the tongue.

O- ok ipa. Not sure how fresh this is so won't bash it too much. Not a fan of the onion flavor and could use a little more citrus.

Serving type: can

10-03-2012 01:18:05 | More by kawilliams81
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

10-01-2012 02:20:28 | More by avisong
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-21-2012 22:46:00 | More by Molson2000
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Travisnin

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-13-2012 06:05:20 | More by Travisnin
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-10-2012 22:06:22 | More by laxer8811
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FunkyAbsinthe

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

09-09-2012 06:06:44 | More by FunkyAbsinthe
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper color with two fingers of foam. Nice sticky lacing. Aroma is nicely hoppy, tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot.

First sip is a nice explosion of hop flavor, with a solid burst of bitter flavor, but finishing clean without any harsh lingering bitterness. Substantial malt backbone helps round out the beer, but it just serves as a backdrop to showcase the tropical fruit hop flavors.

This is a very pleasant, enjoyable IPA. Balanced, drinkable, and satisfying. Would buy again.

Serving type: can

09-07-2012 00:20:03 | More by FickleBeast
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.