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Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of 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.

kevinmkirk, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of 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.

ManLikeBeer, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of JeffBob
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark nice amberish color head.

Smell is hoppy piney goodness

Taste is hoppy (of course) I detected a tiny hint of citrus with followed by a nice grassy piney after taste.

went down smooth and a wee bit creamy

great beer to start the night out with. all and all typical Hopped out beer, but price VS quality one of the best out there.

JeffBob, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of C3likesbeer
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm a guy who likes hops but think that the over hoppy thing is overrated. This beer is a nice balance.

A- Slightly hazy and amber orange. Nice two finger head and nice lacing.

S- Citrus and fig with some earthy malt - Nice balance.

T- Nice balance between malt and hops with some fruity undertones. Nice and crisp.

M - Astringent and chewy - is that possible? - nice finish

O- I like this. As a stout and malty lover I am on board with this nice balanced beer.

C3likesbeer, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of whatthehull
4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted nov. 12th 2011 (from notes)

A - beautiful copper/amber, almost no but very white head and no lacing

S - sweet yeast, sweet malts, very hoppy! Lots of citrus. Pineapple, grapefruit, very fresh and crisp. Beautiful bouquet. Smells velvety sweet

T - super hoppy! Tons of earth, wood, grassy, tons of bright spring and summer flowers, very nice slightly toasted malts, tons of very, very nice bitter. This ale is super crisp

M - medium body, medium acidity, medium complexity, semi balanced and long finish

D - super bitter, very nice but very bitter. Crisp, refreshing and very fresh everything. If you have had hoppy caldera stuff, this is for you!

Final thought - only $5 a pop and 7%! Get some of these. Enjoy ASAP!

whatthehull, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

OregonGrown7, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

hbchrisg, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

zekeman17, Nov 16, 2012
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Souleman
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Souleman, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of BigV
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Jeysun23
4.2/5  rDev +18%

Jeysun23, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of ShogoKawada
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into tulip, thanks augustgarage. I love Caldera IPA and am looking forward to this one.

A- Darker than expected, amber in color. Decent head, tan in color, nice lace rings.

S- Sweet, sugar-coated floral hops, some pine resin.

T- Impressively bitter. Dry hopped? Intense hop flavors, piny/earthy combo. Great lingering finish.

M- Healthy carbonation, great finish, nice heft to the beer. Not too sweet, lasting bitterness is welcome.

D- Fairly high... lots of hops in this one. I'm lovin' it. Worth seeking out.

ShogoKawada, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of beer2day
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ruddy read pour with 2 fingers of cream head. Great retention and thick strands of lace.

Floral hop nose. Woody, earthy mix. Bread malt thrown in for good measure.

Taste is hop esthers, with light resin and oil. Also a surprise with a taste of strawberry licorice.

Thick, chewy body for the style.

I'd get this again.

beer2day, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Spikester
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber with a good three finger white head. Plentiful lacings. Aroma is fruity citrus hops with a bit of leather. Taste is full deep leathery bitter hops with the correct amount of malts.
The label describes "centennial hops" as the mainstay of all that bitterness. Mouthfeel is just right, and drinkability is very good for this style. Kudos to Caldera for daring to bottle a limited production beer. Their normal regimen is cans. Cool label. Give the fellows from the "State of Jefferson" a big thumbs up! Keep it coming Caldera!

Spikester, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of dlbrockmiller
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a smallish head and some lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity with a pine overtone and hops. The taste is pretty good with a nice caramel sweetness, nice fruitiness with a hint of floral and pine followed by the hops. Overall a nice IPA.

dlbrockmiller, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev +12.4%

InfernoBoss, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +12.4%

4Socialanxiety, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this label. Looks like a 10th grade art class project.

Appearance. Slightly hazy, copper orange. One finger of sticky, pale yellow-orange head.

Smell. Lemons, sweet grapefruit, floral hops, nice hint of caramel malt.

Taste. A little lightly roasted malt in the front then bitter pink grapefruit and pine with a finish like chewing on a yellow grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, medium smooth carbonation.

Drinkability. Pretty good drinker. A slight bit more malt than I like in an IPA, but the great finish almost makes up for it.

Rutager, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Mersh, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange-copper, good clarity, spongey layer of yellowy foam that collapses to a thin cap

Aroma: luscious, billowy bouquet of caramelly malt, cooked strawberries, and woodsy hops

Flavor: medium-sweet malt backbone with a biscuity/caramelly note; scrunchy, grassy hop flavor with a mellow bitterness; finishes semisweet with a fresh-hop aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, gentle carbonation, smooth

Other: Small batch? Do some bigger ones of this bad boy!

GreenCard, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of MrBeige
4/5  rDev +12.4%

MrBeige, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev +12.4%

inspektor, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of jorg2619
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is my first Caldera brew have seen cans of pale ale and ipa before. Upon pouring this ipa i saw a hazy amber beer with a thick dull white head and smelled hops. A goodstart to an ipa. The smell is of citrus-grapefruit, earthy, and a hint of pine. The taste is pungent grapefruit, battling pine, and subtle sweet malt flavor. Not the most complex beer but all the same good.

jorg2619, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of midnitesun11
4/5  rDev +12.4%

midnitesun11, Nov 07, 2013
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Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
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