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Caldera Pale Ale - Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 364
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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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

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

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

01-09-2014 15:32:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Trfagan3

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-05-2014 02:35:04 | More by Trfagan3
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-04-2014 19:38:05 | More by JamesStreet
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-31-2013 17:41:44 | More by IDABEERGUY
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-31-2013 04:08:18 | More by ohyayitstrey
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-29-2013 14:01:00 | More by Schmoog
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-24-2013 01:22:44 | More by Boone757
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-13-2013 20:30:45 | More by RochefortChris
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BeerBucks

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-11-2013 03:36:21 | More by BeerBucks
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-08-2013 13:34:43 | More by JamLand
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-08-2013 01:39:31 | More by mjw1200
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-06-2013 22:51:20 | More by NateMac13
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-22-2013 02:30:02 | More by sludgegnome
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.8/5  rDev 0%

Big light tan head settles to a frothy layering above a clear caramel honey golden colored beer.

Citrus and pine like hops with some light caramel malt notes in the aroma of this pale ale.

Light citrus hops coming through in the taste with a very light caramel malt making an appearance.

A light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the caramel malts sticking around and bringing a slight hops bitterness with it with this medium bodied Caldera beer.

Decent tastes without being overbearing.

10-31-2013 21:04:40 | More by LXIXME
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-21-2013 16:14:41 | More by MightiestBeard
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-16-2013 00:49:06 | More by MeisterMayhem
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Travis1221

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-11-2013 04:12:52 | More by Travis1221
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-11-2013 03:04:05 | More by Lurkerson
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-08-2013 05:19:17 | More by SadMachine
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-07-2013 23:06:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.