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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

996 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 62
Gots: 54 | 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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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +1%

01-22-2013 00:58:42 | More by fivetime
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tut2528

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

once again, thanks to Jaap for sending me this one!

A: pours a deep dark orange with some brownish hints to it. pours a nice 1/2 fingers worth of head formation that dissipates rather quickly, but with a couple swirls of the glass, it quickly rises again.

S: awesome citrus (orange peel and lemon zest), some grapefruit, pineapple and even mango. terrfically balanced with a blast of hops. i also pick up on a sweet caramel backbone that holds this brew together.

T: big earthy hop bitterness, sweetened malt and a subtle peppery spice in there as well. the fruits aren't as nearly prominent here as they were in the nose, which is probably the most suprising aspect.

M: big carbonation, solid medium bodied, the palate is left with the dry hop bitterness and a slight touch of citrus.

O: if you like big bitter hopped up brews, this one is a must try. the aroma of this brew is amazing with the big tropical fruits, and I wish it carried over into the taste. Instead, as previously mentioned, the hops become the dominant player and the fruits take the back seat. Nonetheless, this is a great beer, that is has fairly high drinkability.

01-20-2013 20:35:22 | More by tut2528
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

01-20-2013 00:51:19 | More by JeffTheJuice
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-19-2013 18:30:02 | More by mdillon86
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vashooter

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%

Serving : 12 ounce can from Total wine served in a tulip (large one)

Appearance : Beautiful clear dark honey color, about what I would expect from an IPA, nice 2 fingers of head when poured into glass subsiding to a small half inch of sticky head that seems to want to hang out with me.

Smell: Is not quite as hoppy as a BIG IPA but lots of caramel blending, hop notes are somewhat subdued as the beer warms up but more hop nose when first poured.

Taste: Initially straight malt, sweet but, lots of hop character that is not overpowering or rude. No hint of Diacetyl or vegetable notes in my sample. Actually this beer is well made and well balanced, not as large as a lot of IPA's that rely on brutish hop levels with out good malt balance.I actually think there might be some demarra sugar in this brew.

Mouthfeel: Actually reminds me of a cross between an ESB and a IPA, the sweetness is there but the hops are there also, just not in your face hops. Warming to the tongue with a little bitterness in the finish. Wonderfully balanced beer. Someone put a lot of love into this recipe.

Overall: I give it a 4.5, However this can become one of my favorites very easily. Cheers

01-18-2013 06:26:11 | More by vashooter
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-17-2013 02:57:29 | More by pjs234
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ESeab

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

01-15-2013 03:42:05 | More by ESeab
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-14-2013 00:04:09 | More by Hopmodium
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.54/5  rDev -10.6%

Pours a pretty dark woody amber, just under an inch of tan head.

Smells of sticky sweet pine, fairly heavy on the malt, some sweet stone fruit or maybe light strawberry or something. Smells good but maltier than I'd like.

Taste is more bitter than I expected from the nose, good dose of pine, some light fruitiness again that's hard to place. Pretty heavy on malt again but much more balanced by bitterness than it smelled. Actually more malty than sweet really.

Fairly thick body, more than I usually like in IPAs, but good carbonation too that keeps it from being syrupy or cloying. Solid.

Solid ipa, maltier than I like my IPAs but pretty balanced and drinkable, a good option for a six pack for a party or something.

7.1/10

01-11-2013 20:21:23 | More by AlexFields
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-10-2013 21:03:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-08-2013 23:16:51 | More by 2dogbrew
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rawfish

California

3.88/5  rDev -2%

Amber with three fingers of rocky and whipped head forming excellent lacing all over the glass, very nice beer.

Caramel, whole grain bread, husky and raw malt. Pine, green tea, and earthy hops hints of pineapple and caramelized onion, very rugged.

Husky malt, bready and grainy that complements the earthy and herbaceous hop profile. More tea leaves, bitter herbs and pine. Dull lasting bitterness that dries and scrubs the palate.

Medium bodied and lower end carbonation, works very well with the flavors here. No hint of alcohol and dries perfectly.

Flavorwise it doesn't wow like some other ipas but it's memorable for other reasons, it seems raw and built for the outdoors from the canned beginning. Balanced and earthy, very tasty one of the better cans out there.

01-08-2013 03:32:03 | More by rawfish
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devlishdamsel

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-03-2013 09:20:37 | More by devlishdamsel
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-03-2013 05:06:39 | More by freduardo
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +1%

12-31-2012 22:11:11 | More by QuamLaetus
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Fresh

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

12-30-2012 18:28:35 | More by Fresh
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AleVana

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-23-2012 00:31:03 | More by AleVana
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

12-22-2012 23:29:17 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-21-2012 21:26:53 | More by TeachChefs
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Satkins


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

12-19-2012 18:30:25 | More by Satkins
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2012 22:50:50 | More by adkieffer
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Keith238

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-16-2012 20:35:33 | More by Keith238
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-16-2012 17:28:23 | More by ryser2k
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-16-2012 04:29:42 | More by OldhouseRecs
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-15-2012 20:30:21 | More by Blaze5445
Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.