Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
3.9/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass, the beer has a deep red-copper color with a small, thin 1/2" head that dissipates quickly. The beer is heavily smelling of hops and floral, with a little bit of a smokey background. The hops flavor hits the middle of the tongue, and there is a very short lasting, bitter undertone to it. There is a bitter and at the same time sour aftertaste to the finish, and the bitter portion of that will linger from some time after the beer is gone. It's a heavy IPA that is full of flavor in mouth, but the lingering aftertaste makes this a "one and done" for me. I thoroughly enjoy this beer, but one bomber at a time.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2010 01:06:18 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.01/5 rDev -15.4%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 04:03:08 | More by rawfish
Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.