Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevinmkirk:
4.68/5 rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
What's this? Caldera brew in a bottle! Who knew?! I thought they were strictly about the can, but I stand corrected.
The pour is a nice copper color with a thin layer of head that vanishes quickly, and the lacing is minimal. Citrus hops along side mild malts on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice amount of carb. The flavor is good and hoppy; nice and bitter! This is not a beginner's ale, so if you are new to the micro game, this may not be the beer for you. Since this is a Caldera brew, it could EASILY pass for an IPA. Overall drinkability is great. I really like this and could easily sit down with a few of these on a weekend with friends and a barbeque.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2010 04:47:42 | More by kevinmkirk
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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 152 ratings.