Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by RoyalT:
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - This is a dark malty brownish-bronze in color with a good, off-white head that pitted well.
Smell - The pine and citrus here is very tight and wrapped in a malty toasted base. The hops are very raw and fresh.
Taste - The malt gets bigger at the taste but the hops are still, well, hopping. The malt adds some sweetness here, maybe caramel, and the pine actually seems bigger as well which is the exact opposite of most every other AIPA.
Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with some bitterness but nothing heavy. The carbs are very light but well done.
Drinkability - This is a quality but uneventful drink. You won't impress anyone by serving this but you won't disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2010 00:49:17 | More by RoyalT
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 155 ratings.