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Hopportunity Knocks - Caldera Brewing Company

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 13
Gots: 4 | 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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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Burnt orange in color and very hazy. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a sticky, soapy cap. Intense, sweet caramel and spicy rye malt and resinous hop aromas with dark fruit notes at the tail end. Thick, oily feel with tight, tangy carbonation on the edges. Caramel malt and spicy hop flavors up front. Rye malts and growing pine hop flavors through the middle. Finishes with a dominating,resinous pine hop aftertaste. Fairly balanced hop and malt characters until the bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 21:32:20 | More by IronLover
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-26-2013 20:30:06 | More by Hopmodium
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C3likesbeer

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 02:53:32 | More by C3likesbeer
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vitALEity

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Dark orange, beige 1/4 inch of foamy head that has good retention and great lacing. The dark color makes me think too much malt.

S - Toasted malt and grainy like rye. Some light floral hops but you have to dig for them.

T -Def some bitterness on the middle tongue but it's mostly bread and buscuit malt beyond that.

M - Soapy, astringent, dry.

O - Average

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 02:04:32 | More by vitALEity
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-21-2013 00:56:38 | More by kylehay2004
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A nice finger of off-white head on a medium straw colored body.
A solid pine and lemon aroma.
The taste leads with a malt smoothness then quickly hits with a big dose of bitterness. Finishes with a touch of sweetness. Good balance with a bit of complexity.
Smooth texture for an IPA, moderate carbonation and medium bitterness.
A good IPA. Well worth grabbing a couple.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:18:15 | More by Fatehunter
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ravot

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-27-2012 03:25:01 | More by ravot
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t420o

California

3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caldera Hopportunity Knocks

A- pour produces a 1-1/2 finger off white/tan head receding quick leaving a bit of lacing. Beer is copper in color. 3.5

S- a little too sweet with malt being most prevalent and some fruity hop smell. 3

T- follows the nose with the malts lending a very sweet Graham cracker character and some earthy, slightly bitter hops in the background. 3

M- lighter carbonation, good medium body. 3.5

O- drinkablility is good but the beer itself is just average so I was disappointed because I like Caldera very much. 3.5

C

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 23:04:20 | More by t420o
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-14-2012 06:55:10 | More by inspektor
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ESPNman

California

3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass

A - Murky off-orange almost copper in color. Thick, beige inch of foamy head that has good retention and great lacing. A lot darker than I would expect for a standard American IPA.

S - Very hop-forward, with a bready sort of roasted malt backing. Mostly floral hops, very little citrus. The best part of this brew, in my opinion.

T - Pretty disappointing given the nose. There is some solid bitter hop in there, but it's a little too "balanced" by the roasty malt bill. Lots of biscuity malt flavor obscures the flavors for me.

M - Over-carbonated, and almost soapy. Good thick mouthfeel, but the carbonation really ruins it for me. It finishes pretty dry.

O - Not bad, but nothing at all special. It's a balanced American IPA that errs more on the side of over malting than over hopping. I'd be curious to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 03:30:27 | More by ESPNman
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

11-16-2012 23:14:43 | More by zekeman17
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Chou

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-01-2012 03:59:01 | More by Chou
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-22-2012 03:08:14 | More by InfernoBoss
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-15-2012 10:41:39 | More by beernads
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-09-2012 21:31:59 | More by t0rin0
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.4%

09-03-2012 21:09:44 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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coastiefish

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a imperial pint glass

A - Rich cooper color, foamy big carbonated head, very inviting appearance

S - Strong hoppy nose that wafts up and out of the glass. Floral, hop leaf, a hint of caramel and bread dancing around in there.

T - If you are one that likes a big malt to equalize the hop profile, this brew may fit your bill. I personally think the malts can be toned down a tad. Bring out the hops just a slight bit more forward. Mostly bready flat, without a punch. Falls flat through the finish as well, with a sweetness I can't get into.

M - Soapy, thicker than anticipated, no punch factor here.

O - This is the second time I'm giving this brew a go and I'm rating it this time. I anticipated a bigger hop packed punch, but was a bit disappointed with the malt coming through to equalize it. I'm always on the hunt for really well done big hoppy brews, but this one falls short of that, for me.

For 5.69 a bomber, there are others I'm willing to try before ever grabbing this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 22:30:19 | More by coastiefish
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hbchrisg

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

08-23-2012 02:38:50 | More by hbchrisg
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russws

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-03-2012 00:08:32 | More by russws
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-28-2012 22:03:20 | More by avaldivia
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BigJiMo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-22-2012 21:55:23 | More by BigJiMo
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mrmkahn


3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this out of a bomber into a tulip glass at about 58*F.

A- Poured a rich amber the color maple syrup with an eggshell white, half-inch head. The lacing was thin on the edges.

S- There was a fruity fragrance of figs with a strong smell of warm toast.

T- The first flavor to hit is the warm roasted malt. It's followed by a lingering fruitiness at the back of the tongue.

M- It was a bit resiny in the swallow but fairly thin throughout.

O- Very good brew and is a great starter into the bold IPA flavors of the west coast. It's not the hoppiest thing you've ever tasted, because of its rich malty backbone, but it's a great way to get the average beer drinker into the flavors of Pacific brews.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 04:49:21 | More by mrmkahn
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Souleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-09-2012 02:24:41 | More by Souleman
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derekfilcoff

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2012 02:42:22 | More by derekfilcoff
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-30-2012 05:43:16 | More by Mister_Joshy
Hopportunity Knocks from Caldera Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.