Caldera Pale Ale - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.
The more craft beers that come in cans, the more the stigma that surrounds canned beer will fade away--plus, there is no debate about sunlight and bottle color. That dead horse has been beaten way too much.
Thin tiny-bubbled lace forms from a moderate pour, retention is fine and the lace stays around for most of the session. Brilliant golden color shimmers in the light. Flowery citric hop aroma screams Cascade hops, bit of biscuity malt with a mild caramel sweetness in the nose. Light to medium body with just as much smoothness and crispness, both with ample amounts for the semislick mouthfeel. Minty and earthy yet mainly citric-flavored hop draws in a lot of flavor with a solid bitterness. Very clean palate with bread notes, almost grassy graininess in the middle. Hop bitterness digs in deep but does not go too far to throw anything out of balance. Cascade hops are all over the finish with an earthy citric flavor. Ends with a touch of dry maltiness.
A benchmark ale for PNW Pale Ales, if not American Pale Ales altogether, and that benchmark is not of modest stature. It shows great balance without the Cascade smack taking over, clean and very drinkable. The last of the sample was paired with a plain goat cheese and Pink Lady apples--very nice.
Serving type: can
07-07-2010 00:27:14 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured chilled in flared glass
A: dark amber color, full-bloom head; good, consistent carbonation, very nice lacing
S: bready and malty, but not strong
T: nice synthesis of hops and malt; rose and bright grapefruit notes; very flavorful, well-balanced, clean finish, good malt backbone
very good, solid IPA, with great sedative potential
Serving type: can
05-04-2014 12:15:51 | More by Arithmeticus
Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.