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Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Caldera's Hop Hash Ale is a partnership with Hopunion, LLC. Hop Hash is like a breakfast hash, but mashing different hop varieties instead of meat, potatoes and spices--a twist on the American-Style Strong Pale Ale using pure lupulin for bitterness, taste and aroma. This ale gets its name from pure hop lupulin extracted and scraped from the Hopunion pelletizing line. Lupulin is the glandular powder separated from the strobiles of the Humulus Lupulus (hops) plant.

(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 08-21-2011)
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luvbier, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

glf60, Oct 30, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

EConnOG, Oct 29, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -14.8%

FIN, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

Varls, Oct 09, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: An average aroma of hops, pine, and some fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops, light fruit (pineapple), a little malt, and some pine. Like the flavor for Caldera's Hopportunity Knocks, this flavor is a little to hops-forward, leaving a very bitter aftertaste. None of the other ingredients are powerful enough to make an impression.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Hop Hash simply misses the mark. It's out of balance and unfocused, which is never a good thing.

avalon07, Oct 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

rolltide, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Bnoise11, Sep 28, 2014
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deanhead, Aug 21, 2014
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Bilco, Aug 04, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber color with a thick head with great retention and leaving laces.
Delicious tropical fruity aroma with notes of passion fruit, mango, tangerines, pineapples, biscuit malt, mild pine and a bit of papaya. Especially present right after opening the bottle.
Quite bitter flavor, made me sneeze a few times. Citric flavor with notes of grapefruit, slightly toasted malts, lemon, pine, caramels, peaches, some earth, tangerines, spices, resin and perfume. Dry and very bitter and long aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is well hidden.
American IPA with an initial very nice aroma and a very bitter taste that comes and goes from assertive to complex, not sure why. I believe this exemplar is very fresh; maybe the process with lupulin extract may be more subject to degradation over time and outside cold temperatures. Just a wild guess given the huge spectrum of opinions. And Caldera, please have some respect for consumers and put some sort of date in the bottle!

FLima, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

HoppySeb, Jun 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

ste5venla, May 29, 2014
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Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.