1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

Hop HashHop Hash

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%


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)
View: Beers (23) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by einman:
Photo of einman
einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-26-2013 01:06:27 | More by einman
More User Reviews:
Photo of Derek
Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-07-2014 04:58:30 | More by Derek
Photo of LampertLand
LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Caldera Brewing 'Hop Hash IPA' @ 6.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a slight pale gold from the bottle to slightly hazy amber in the glass with a medium size off white head leaving a winter window of lace along the pint

S-more citrus rind than pine resin

T-intial taste was a tad harsh , since has mellowed and become somewhat smooth

MF-good carbonation , feels full bodied

Ov-decent IPA , bit chewy at first ,

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 03:40:17 | More by LampertLand
Photo of Rutager
Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2014 05:31:17 | More by Rutager
Photo of morrowd3
morrowd3

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-30-2014 02:37:49 | More by morrowd3
Photo of beagle75
beagle75

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tall chalice.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild caramel and mixed fruit makes this beer smell like an English-style pale ale, complete with a dusting of yeast-derived esters.

T: Begins off-dry, with medium-toast English malt qualities. Acidity is moderate into the middle where hops lend a faint peppery quality that makes them appear rather stale. The finish exhibits moderate bitterness alongside some cherry wood smoke and minerality that linger on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, by turns wet then drying on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA is typical of those produced by Caldera; competently assembled overall, but with odd or questionable decisions regarding the application of hops. In this case the muted quality of the hops struggle to be noticed, leaving the rest of the beer to appear as a solid--but malt-focused--pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 21:14:15 | More by beagle75
Photo of Evarigan
Evarigan

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

12-17-2013 19:44:36 | More by Evarigan
Photo of juliusseizure
juliusseizure

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

11-12-2013 17:02:44 | More by juliusseizure
Photo of Jeysun23
Jeysun23

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

11-09-2013 02:53:38 | More by Jeysun23
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 13:03:38 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of IDABEERGUY
IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-25-2013 20:27:36 | More by IDABEERGUY
Photo of sevenshubby
sevenshubby

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-22-2013 01:14:24 | More by sevenshubby
Photo of sharpski
sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-01-2013 19:34:26 | More by sharpski
Photo of TheBaumer
TheBaumer

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-30-2013 01:09:21 | More by TheBaumer
Photo of elcrawl
elcrawl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-16-2013 03:06:11 | More by elcrawl
Photo of corysmith01
corysmith01

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-12-2013 02:35:29 | More by corysmith01
Photo of BigJYoungblood
BigJYoungblood

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-10-2013 02:05:15 | More by BigJYoungblood
Photo of tubeman
tubeman

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-07-2013 23:11:18 | More by tubeman
Photo of draheim
draheim

Washington

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear amber color w/ a 1-finger sudsy eggshell head that leaves behind a thin film of lace.

Aroma is on the floral, herbal side with a vague suggestion of onion. Pretty muted.

Taste is likewise herbal and floral hops with a blend of biscuity pale and sweeter caramel malts. Some dried apricots and peaches in there too. Kind of earthy. Tastes like a sweeter, maltier Colorado style IPA. Has a surprising alcohol presence for a 6.5% beer. Finishes sharply bitter.

Mouthfeel is about average, medium bodied with a lingering aftertaste from the hops.

Overall a decent, drinkable IPA but nothing extraordinary here.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 03:48:26 | More by draheim
Photo of jakecattleco
jakecattleco

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-05-2013 02:57:49 | More by jakecattleco
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-30-2013 06:34:52 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of r0nyn
r0nyn

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-25-2013 14:44:15 | More by r0nyn
Photo of OregonGrown7
OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-29-2013 00:35:37 | More by OregonGrown7
Photo of johnmichaelsen
johnmichaelsen

Oregon

2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sampled recently at the PIB event in Portland.

The beer pours a copper orange amber color with fairl good head retention and decent lacing. The nose isn't too bad, though I was concerned by how malty and sweet the aroma was. There was considerable orange citrus as well, coupled with some sweet tropical fruit. On the palate, this IPA is very sweet and malty, which tended to make it seem much boozier than it actually was. I would have guessed the abv. to be in the 8%, 9% or10% abv. range, instead of the 6.5% it actually is (stll hard to believe it's that low). The level of sweet malt and alcohol seemed to completely dominate what little hoppy bitterness I could pick up. The finish was was quite sweet and boozy. Mouthfeel was medium bodied to full, and I found the beer to be quite heavy and tiring to drink.

For those who like the so -called East Coast IPA style, this beer might be right up your alley. It's very malty and sweet, and frankly I don't think there's nearly enough hoppy bitterness to handle it. One and done for me...

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 01:23:14 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of Roman5150
Roman5150

Spain

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:17:33 | More by Roman5150
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.