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Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Roman5150

Spain

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

bottle into duvel glass

appearance: semi-murky golden orange/amber, with large 3 finger white head, lots of lacing

smell: earthy malts, sweet, pine, caramel

taste: Very malt forward IPA, very sweet and has an earthy caramel presence mid-palate. Some piney bitterness, but it takes a backseat on the palate. Has some very minor saison-esque funkiness buried in there, but it's very very subtle. Tastes pretty light overall.

mouthfeel: low carbonation, thin bodied

overall: A pretty good IPA, if you like them malt heavy. Definitely not a hop bomb, there's not much bitterness, just an earthy flavor reminiscent of what the label might suggest. For the price, it really is a good deal, but it's nothing to seek out.

07-14-2013 03:17:33 | More by Roman5150
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured into an impy nonic a clear deep copper color with a fantastic one finger clingy head that stuck like glue to the glass leaving two full rings of lace as it settled into a frothy mass atop.Sharp grapefruit-hop aromas over top of a mildly sweet biscuit malt base.Citrusy but not overly bitter hops dominate the palate with some boozy notes,if you like alcohol and fruit based hopped up beers this is for you,I like it alot.It's gotta fruity boozed element to it and I love it,it's a a great APA,I consider it more of an American IPA,either way it's a hop lovers kinda beer.

05-11-2012 00:28:32 | More by oberon
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anjah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-27-2013 04:51:07 | More by anjah
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-07-2014 17:40:03 | More by HoppySeb
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ste5venla

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-29-2014 02:33:40 | More by ste5venla
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r0nyn

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-25-2013 14:44:15 | More by r0nyn
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gtcrispy

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-23-2012 18:49:00 | More by gtcrispy
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Belgeko


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-02-2014 00:58:51 | More by Belgeko
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.6%

A - orangish amber with a huge layer of thick, dense, off white head

S - citrus with a faint bread aroma

T - pine, bread, citrus, pineapple, mildly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is rather solid, refreshing, easy to drink pale ale. It has a great hoppy character with a balanced malt. This is a solid offering from Caldera.

08-16-2012 14:20:10 | More by tdm168
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SamuelR

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 17:20:55 | More by SamuelR
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

Picked this out when back home in NC, we get some Caldera stuff here in OK, but not this one...

Pours amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Very good head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, orange peel & grapefruit. Easily the best aspect of this beer

T: Grapefruit, orange rind, some caramel & a touch of aspirin up front. Herbal & woody hops as this warms, grapefruit rind & more aspirin & then some leafy hops & a little bit of pear fruittyness. Finishes with piney bitterness with some lemon & orange zest & astringency & dryness, plus some biscuitty malt

MF: Creamy with medium body that thins as this warms. A bit more malt profile would've helped with balance

Nothing to get excited about here, was hoping for more

01-06-2013 20:36:06 | More by russpowell
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Skate4sublime


3.32/5  rDev -7.3%

08-18-2014 01:37:33 | More by Skate4sublime
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

03-03-2013 01:17:09 | More by Pensfan0782
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2012 01:45:49 | More by Kevlee722
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-03-2012 19:52:06 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-31-2014 05:31:17 | More by Rutager
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 03:11:32 | More by LakerLeith
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Docer

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a rather dark malty clear amber with a fluffy inch of foamy mad head. Settles to a foamy thick blanket with bubbly lace sticking around. The brown in the color is quite rich and inviting.

Smell: (3.5)

- This brew actually has quite the malty and yeast aroma. Sweet caramel, toffee, and some esters. Quite the fruity touch, some grape, passion fruit, and perhaps mango. It does however contain a slight off-putting buttery aroma (which unfortunately I have experienced a lot from this brewer).

Taste: (4.0)

- A pleasant caramel and bread malt up front. The bitterness and grassy/earthy hops show up a little late. Some fruity hops, grassy, herbal, and a nice bitter flare. The beer tastes great, and doesn't have any buttery flavors. Resinous pine, grass, and earthy is what I get from the hops.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- This is a pretty heavy bodied brew.. but not quite like a strong stout or porter. It's creamy, well carbonated, and chewy. It's a touch dry, and cloying as well. The creamy malt body, and bitter hop finish really compliment the feel well.

Overall: (3.5)

- I like what they have done here. This is one of the better brews I have had from this brewer. For me they have slowly gotten better over time, but almost lost me as a common buyer. I do see their canned brews in quite a few outlets around town. Beers like this one spark my interest once again in the brewer. It's a worthy drinker, and is quite drinkable and balanced.

04-14-2012 04:25:19 | More by Docer
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Spikester

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%

From John's Market in PDX. Pours a clear copper with three fingers of off white head. Lacings are plentiful. Aroma is resiney pine, some citrus, and bread notes. Taste is white grapefruit, leather, and a big push from the malts help the tongue deal with the hop oil resinous bitterness. Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. Medium dry bitter finish. Still a bit of foam at the bottom of the glass. Overall a fine beer but maybe a bit too bitter for most Pale Ale fans. Close to an Imperial Pale Ale IMO.

12-13-2012 08:06:39 | More by Spikester
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-05-2014 19:46:19 | More by ArtZan
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-13-2013 23:36:13 | More by Hopmodium
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.15/5  rDev -12%

Picked up at Bier Thirty... Poured into my slim tulip while getting boxes ready for shipment...

2 finger off white head... the brew is clear light amber... nice retention and lacing..

Nose shows big grapefruit zest with another heavy hand of toasty/light caramel malt..

Bruising bitterness ... Hops seem muted by the malt.. no doubt.. light pine and zesty citrus is blown out by the malt.. toasty, caramel, and even hints of burnt sugar.. lingering bitterness with no where to go.

The body is more like a DIPA... and even then, a DIPA with too much residual malt... too thick for sure. Burpy carbonation doesn't do much for me.

4/3.5/3/3/3

06-07-2012 06:36:58 | More by JohnGalt1
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +39.7%

06-23-2012 06:46:07 | More by CEDAMA
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-29-2013 00:35:37 | More by OregonGrown7
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scantonio

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-06-2012 06:41:59 | More by scantonio
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Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
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