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Caldera Pale Ale - Caldera Brewing Company

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353 Ratings

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

4/5  rDev +5%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-11-2013 03:36:21 | More by BeerBucks
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-08-2013 13:34:43 | More by JamLand
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-08-2013 01:39:31 | More by mjw1200
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-06-2013 22:51:20 | More by NateMac13
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-22-2013 02:30:02 | More by sludgegnome
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New Mexico

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

10-31-2013 21:04:40 | More by LXIXME
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-21-2013 16:14:41 | More by MightiestBeard
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-16-2013 00:49:06 | More by MeisterMayhem
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4/5  rDev +5%

10-11-2013 04:12:52 | More by Travis1221
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-08-2013 05:19:17 | More by SadMachine
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-07-2013 23:06:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4/5  rDev +5%

10-03-2013 00:25:04 | More by TequilaTom
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -21.3%

10-01-2013 00:16:44 | More by Basshooker
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-27-2013 19:47:34 | More by GABrew
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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: The 12 oz can depicts a brew kettle and hops. Pours a hazed deep copper orange color with a white head that leaves sporadic lacing.

SMELL: Floral, grapefruit nose, a touch of berry like fruityness from the yeast.

TASTE: Bitter, earthy hop character upfront. Herb and pine dial in strongly. Toast and faint caramel toffee on the back end. Expressively hop forward ale with definite citrusy alpha acid presence.

FEEL: Medium bodied and well carbonated brew. Has a dry earthy hop bite and prickly texture.

OVERALL: This is a solidly hoppy, sessionable canned brew from Caldera. An impressive pale ale, I'd recommend this for camping.

Serving type: can

09-18-2013 01:51:05 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-16-2013 03:05:41 | More by elcrawl
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-15-2013 21:48:40 | More by coldmeat23
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-10-2013 12:46:54 | More by RedneckBeerz
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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thinking "caldera" was uniquely defined by the volcano feature, I was surprised to find the dictionary telling me that the term came from the Spanish word for "cauldron", hence the image on the cans. (The more you know...) Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunshine amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mildly-sweet biscuit, pine, and plenty of flowers. Something about these Caldera beers, they all have a pleasant floral quality. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of lemon peel in the background. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a tasty little pale ale, nothing special, but an enjoyable little can.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 07:28:31 | More by TMoney2591
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North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full bubbly sheet of surface foam. Resilient cobwebs of lacing adhere to the glass.

S- Sweet cereal grain malt aroma with some grassy hops in the background. Very simple but very lovely. Kinda reminds me of homebrew.

T- The sweetness from the aroma is mirrored in the flavor with just as much husky malt. The hops come in as an afterthought and linger slightly but the sweet caramel notes reign supreme. Once again, reminds me of the wort that's created before fermentation in homebrew.

M- Not very substantial but I guess it doesn't need to be for a pale ale. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- If you're a big fan of sweet, like I am, you'll love this pale ale. Also has a decent amount of hop bitterness to back it up so it's not cloying.

Serving type: can

09-06-2013 04:16:37 | More by Immortale25
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2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Orange color, white foam, creamy and abundant.
Fresh hoppy smell, with slightly citric notes.
Light maltiness, and a bit too heavy tropical fruitiness, lychee like, in the mouth.
Relatively light taste, with a bit of astringency in the end.
Not bad, but bnothing too good.

Serving type: can

09-04-2013 19:07:37 | More by stcules
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Light grapefruit citrusy and floral aroma and malt sweetness. It was very briefly intense but then faded, maybe not that fresh.
Fruity flavor with notes of grapefruits, lemon, tea bag, pepper, oranges and yeast. Hints of caramel and pine. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with perfect carbonation.
Well executed and perfectly balanced Pale Ale. Although its aroma was not as intense as usual for American Pale Ales, its flavor was really pleasant.

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 04:15:43 | More by FLima
Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.