Dry Hop Orange - Caldera Brewing Company

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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry Hop Orange A conundrum in the world of beer styles. This ale does not fit any conventional beer style. Orange in color, but not oranges are added to this beer, this beer has hop characteristics of oranges and tangerines. Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal; Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Horizon.

(Beer added by: charlatan on 04-22-2005)
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange color for a beer with orange in the name. Minimal head, its all good. Definite citrus (orange?) hop impressions here. Pleasant.

Dry taste, moderate bitterness, full hop mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Not overpowering hop presence, but good nonetheless, gives it the delicate and on point treatment moreso than just simplistic bitter brutality. Crystal and caramel malt seem to be kicking it here. Stayed away from sweet territory. Definitely gets its orange name from the hop impressions, not the addition of fruit.

Photo of Bliss
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was at the newer Caldera Tap House in Ashland (Rogue Brewery's old, original spot....) It was a little dark on the patio outside, but it certainly had an orange glow and appropriate lacing. Aroma had lavender, clementine, grapefruit pith, scented geranium and thai basil exploding from the glass. Delightfully potent hops without the poison-like bitterness or tannin. Don't get me wrong, I like big beers, but drinkability for a pitcher with friends is crucial and this fit the bill.

Photo of msubulldog25
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this beer recently on-tap at Tugboat Brewing in Portland, a pint glass at Happy Hour - May 1, 2007. Pretty sure I've had this before...

Here's the description from Caldera's website for this year-round offering:
"A conundrum in the world of beer styles. This ale does not fit any conventional beer style. Orange in color, this beer has hop characteristics of oranges and tangerines. Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal; Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Horizon; Original gravity: 1.052; Alcohol by volume: 5.4%."

A: Beautiful, slightly hazy honey-orange color. Light to moderate fast-rising carbonation. Topped with a creamy, off-white head, about 1-1/2 fingers, gently fading. Good lace.

S: Malty caramel, a touch sweet. A piercing hop sting - definitely orange/citrus-smelling.

T: More toffee-maltiness than I'd expected, but offset with that 'orange' pith taste the hops contribute. What starts sweeter ends more on the side of bitterness. Good flavors and nicely balanced overall.

M: Creamy, medium mouthfeel, carbonation seems a little light. Ends with a little sticking malt and a slightly metallic hop bite on the back of the tongue. This analogy may sound weird, but it felt like a quarter was being pressed down on my tongue...

D: For a beer without a definitive style to grade against, I can really just say that - yes - it was enjoyable and - yes - I would get it again.

Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap tonight at the Horse Brass.
Nice looking orangy amber ale with a tiny white head that lasts no time, some lace left.
Aroma is pleasant but nothing special ..of hops and malts with a touch or orange peel zest.
The taste was exhilarating to start with the hops blending well with the orange peel falavours but after a while it bacame dullish,but themalts held throughout.
Mouthfeel was rather on the thin side and average for style
This is a nice beer but for once I think this would be better served quite chilled.

Photo of charlatan
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm guessing a bit with the style on this one. I suspect it is intended as a fruit beer. The orange in the name is certainly reflected in the taste and nose as well as the colour.

I found this on-tap at Kelly's Olympian and certainly hasn't been there for more than a fortnight.

This brew works well. It is dry and hoppy as the name suggests, and the orange doesn't ruin this by making it too sweet. Think peel rather than juice.

It is surprisingly refreshing and drinkable for such a dry beer. Not frou-frou.

Dry Hop Orange from Caldera Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.