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Caldera Pale Ale - Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

365 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 08-22-2005)
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-25-2014 16:25:07 | More by BGsWo22
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-25-2014 00:00:27 | More by xdtfx
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-18-2014 18:17:09 | More by mooseo
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-10-2014 16:28:04 | More by henryclay_
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

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

05-04-2014 12:15:51 | More by Arithmeticus
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Sekhmet

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-03-2014 13:54:33 | More by Sekhmet
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-29-2014 01:04:30 | More by PEIhop
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-25-2014 18:05:40 | More by atrocity
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-21-2014 00:18:57 | More by GRG1313
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alexrichman

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

A) poured from a can into glassware this brew is a standard pale ale color that skews just a bit to the darker side. Nice half finger head with good retention and beautiful bubbles streaming up

S) a pretty tame nose that has hints of sweet malt, a bit of grass and herbal notes, and a pleasant melon like aroma

T) toasty malt with a nice sweetness that is countered by the hops which are quite earthy with hints of spice and citrus rind

M) really drinkable, nice carbonation although a little on the thin side - quite nice

O) a good pale ale that is a little unusual in a good way with its darker malt flavors and earthy hops

04-12-2014 23:05:16 | More by alexrichman
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-07-2014 04:22:15 | More by chossboss
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-04-2014 06:19:56 | More by VeganUndead
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2014 20:27:35 | More by woodenbones
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bushwack

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-30-2014 19:40:51 | More by bushwack
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smb71481

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-16-2014 02:35:37 | More by smb71481
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-12-2014 23:51:59 | More by schopenhauerale
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-11-2014 01:26:29 | More by HamGlade10
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-09-2014 19:12:46 | More by MrBeige
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-08-2014 20:23:44 | More by Karibourgeois
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BridgieT

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-06-2014 01:41:18 | More by BridgieT
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-06-2014 00:55:52 | More by SpasmWaiter
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-27-2014 19:47:51 | More by spinrsx
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-24-2014 02:59:41 | More by yeaprolly
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Brad007

Vermont

3.09/5  rDev -18.7%

Pours a nice golden blonde color with a frothy head into my glass.

A light touch of hops followed by buttery malt, make up the aromas in the nose here. Seems pretty straightforward.

Lots of malt with surprisingly little hops. It has a metallic taste, though I'm not sure if that's the beer itself or the can. Couldn't be the latter.

Ditto for mouthfeel. Kind of bland.

Not bad. I wouldn't pay $10.99 for a six pack though.

02-23-2014 01:41:02 | More by Brad007
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-22-2014 14:28:11 | More by dexterk1
Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.