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Caldera Pale Ale - Caldera Brewing Company

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382 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GRG1313, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of alexrichman
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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

alexrichman, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

chossboss, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

VeganUndead, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

woodenbones, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bushwack, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

smb71481, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

schopenhauerale, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

HamGlade10, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of MrBeige
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MrBeige, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BridgieT, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

SpasmWaiter, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

spinrsx, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

yeaprolly, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Brad007, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dexterk1, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

TobyRoseman, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

KStark, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sonofliberty2, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Trish, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

chickenm, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

BryanCarey, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Trfagan3, Jan 05, 2014
Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.