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Caldera Pale Ale - Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

358 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | 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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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: can

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

Vermont

3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-22-2014 14:28:11 | More by dexterk1
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TobyRoseman

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-13-2014 19:40:13 | More by TobyRoseman
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-10-2014 23:34:06 | More by KStark
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-08-2014 20:10:10 | More by sonofliberty2
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Trish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-06-2014 22:58:41 | More by Trish
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-03-2014 03:54:44 | More by chickenm
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden/orange in color, this pale ale offers perfect clarity and an off- white head of foam that is slight but still manages to leave some lacing. The nose on this ale is one of citrus, pine, and caramel with some floral notes.

Tasting this beer reveals a somewhat different flavor than the nose led me to believe. There is a grapefruit component and some pine, but there are other flavors present like lemon, tea, biscuit- like malts, and honey. The beer finishes with an agreeable earthy hop dryness that is not overwhelming and the beer remains well- balanced overall.

This is definitely an interesting and balanced brew from this Oregon brewery and it took me a little by surprise. With its crystal clear body and other traits, I was expecting it to be a little too clean and perhaps too light. But the brewers seem to have struck the target they were trying to hit with this beer. Its flavor is pleasant, not extreme in any way, and the product is quite drinkable and memorable. It’s a good beer all- around and one that earns an easy recommendation.

Serving type: can

01-11-2014 05:32:25 | More by BryanCarey
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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

Caldera Pale Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, which clouds up even more when the bottom contents are swished and poured in, and quite heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, sugary, white bread, citrus, and hop oil. Taste is of all that, with some white bread crust, hefty, but not harsh, hop bitterness, and a slight caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and soft, and Caldera Pale Ale finishes dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a delicious beer.

RJT

Serving type: can

01-09-2014 15:32:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.