Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ManLikeBeer:
4.58/5 rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A - light, amber. Reminiscent of sap or honey. good lacy head.
S- Citrus and flowery hop smells (as it should be in a beer with this name). Not as complex as I would have liked, but still got me wanting to drink it.
T - I love the sweet caramel front and a wonderfully balanced finish. I wasn't overwhelmed by the bitter end, but it all came together nicely and left that "I must've been drinking an IPA" hop-tongue taste at the end. Thought I detected ripe banana flavor as well.
M - Light body and medium carbonation.
O - Really great beer. I mean, beer is great, obviously. I just think for the style, it doesn't really get better than this. This beer doesn't just "go for the throat" like some beers that are trying to stuff more hops in a bottle. Instead, it's nicely balanced. This is how it's done.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2012 03:22:40 | More by ManLikeBeer
More User Reviews:
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 153 ratings.