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Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-13-2010)
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

Jeysun23, Sep 10, 2014
4.25/5  rDev +19%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Trfagan3, Sep 01, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 8/11/14

Appearance: Pours medium orange with some darker copper and some honey gold around the edges - nice clarity to start, second half of the bomber is murky - pours with a medium-sized white head, fades to an almost-solid cap, leaves a few nice spots of lacing

Smell: Moderately hoppy with some distinct Centennial aromas and some solid malts - orange and grapefruit rind and flesh - floral, leafy, and somewhat spicy hop notes- hop cones and pine - pale and caramel malts with some grainy aromas and bread - lightly sweet multigrain bread

Taste: Unexpectedly balanced for something coming from the West coast, which I'm sure may be a disappointment for some, but I think that was the idea - orange flesh, grapefruit flesh and pith - very floral, leafy - some pine in addition to the citrus - moderately bitter - balanced by an interesting malt profile - pale malts, caramel malts, a few touches of amber - grainy and bready - lightly sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, finish could be a little cleaner but it is drinkable

Overall: By default, a hopportunity is better than any opportunity

This kind of smells and tastes like Caldera was trying to make a midwest style IPA (because that is totally a style). They didn't really nail it, but the result is definitely worth a try. I would drink this again, given the hopportunity (lol?)

angrybabboon, Aug 12, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful orange, hazy and with a melon hue to it. It's eye candy with an orange tinged head of off white foam that falls slowly leaves lace, refreshes itself and also sports a ring and cap. I had to go in deep for the nose but it is pleasant. Some fresh orange, a bit of grapefruit rind and a light tropical fruitiness. Some herbal and a touch of sugar for malt. Drinks exactly like that except the tropical fruit is the surprise to the palate. It's so light on the nose and you are expecting that grapefruit peel first but it's a light tropical fruitiness first, the juicy orange to back it up and the tartness of the grapefruit goes to the background. There is a woody little herbal in the drink that I found very pleasant and original. A soft and supple malt with a light bread and a sweetness that is like some light brown sugar. The bitter on this one will not knock you down but it does it's job. Starts at the finish and lasts a bit with some resin to help it linger. There is some earthy pine notes in this but they do not stand out too far in front. The mouthfeel is creamy with just a few bubbles to give it some tingle and the heavier side of light.

This beer has exceptional balance. All the flavors working well together to present a milder and original IPA experience to the palate.

utopiajane, Aug 04, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy amber in color, high carbonation nets a three finger high parchment colored head. The foam is frothy and thick, high retention that never does go away and dense clumps of lacing.

Whole grain toast and caramel sweetness from the malt, a standard fare with a bit of fig and red fruit esters from the yeast. Hop aroma is rather poor, grassy and some pungent earthy herbs.

Bread and stale dinner rolls, husky grains and a twinge of metallic in the after taste. Hop flavors are hay and some pine but largely muted. IPA strength alpha acids, very earthy. Rather disappointing.

Drinkable, medium bodied with carbonation that is average to overdone. Alcohol is hidden well. Drying and earthy bitterness makes the mouthwater a bit leaving the grainy notes and alcohol to lay across the tongue.

By my standards this is an amber and a pretty poor one, lots of playful fruit comes out with a drying bitterness but the malt is grainy and porous and the hops are just not there. Caldera is one of those breweries that has faded from memory recently. Their standard IPA in a can a much better representative of what they can do with hops.

rawfish, Apr 08, 2014
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chickenm, Jan 28, 2014
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Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.