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Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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DaveONan

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2012 22:40:28 | More by DaveONan
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a bottle of this for 5 bucks at the House of 1,000 beers. Brewed once so it must have been bottled in March of last year making this bottle 10 months old. Peeling back the tag the original price was 15 so no wonder it didn't sell.

A - Not an exposition of carbonation but much more than I expected. Got a solid 1/4 inch of opaque colored head atop of a hazy deep amber brown beer. In the glass it's still very alive with a constant stream of bubbles from the base.

S - Actual quite juicy still with grapefruit hops and musky caramel bread base. Some herbal sort of hop smells as well.

T - Kind of acidic with faded sharp pine hops, malt balance and some hops clinging to the back of the palate. Kind of a dirty muddled hop profile with a touch of herbal bitterness which actually reminds me of aspirin. In other words not great.

M - Light to heavy, somewhat chewy, still quite bitter.

Overall I was surprised to see these hops still alive even after the expected 6 months expiration but that doesn't mean it's a great beer. Very bitter, herbal, and medicine like this one is worth passing on even for 5 bucks.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 22:27:57 | More by DrDemento456
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a deep orange color with a nice looking white foam on top. The lacing and retention were decent on this beer. The smell of it was a mixture of hoppy aroma's ranging from earthy to resin-like. I felt that the aroma was a little underwhelming. The taste is decent, it's bitter for sure and there is a bit of malt in there to balance the beer out a little bit. I feel that it's just a little one dimensional in the taste. The mouthfeel of the beer was good, it had a solid medium body, it was nicely carbonated and drinkable. Overall this beer wasn't bad, but not one of my favorite in the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 13:06:35 | More by Knapp85
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle $4.99 and marked at 6.5% ABV. Copper color, decent head, smells boring. Slight bit of hops and malt, really underwhelming. The taste was a step up, decent bitterness, hops, chewy malt and a thickness that is good. Definitely feels more like a string pale ale rather than an IPA. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 02:20:25 | More by ArrogantB
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mactrail

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Quite rich and perky hop celebration. Coppery amber in the Duvel tulip with a very decent head. Nice foamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with a tart flavor. Modest nose but plenty of hop flavor.

Fairly spritzy on the tongue. Lots of malt with some biscuit flavors peeking out. Orange peel, lots of resiny taste. Flattens out some after sipping a while. Heading towards harsh piney flavor but the malt is rather pleasant. Certainly not a standard Pale Ale. Quite bitter aftertaste, more fitting for an IPA. From the 22 oz bottle. Label says 6.5% and sold for $4.49.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 02:05:01 | More by mactrail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at drewone’s tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is the same with a higher level of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but definitely heavy on the bitter hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 01:08:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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
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anjah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-27-2012 01:43:13 | More by kylemckinnis
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67couple

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2013 21:24:27 | More by 67couple
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-26-2014 20:20:45 | More by sansho
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-30-2014 02:37:49 | More by morrowd3
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-30-2013 06:34:52 | More by SocalKicks
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2012 22:04:03 | More by avaldivia
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2013 13:03:38 | More by InspectorBob
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jakecattleco

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-05-2013 02:57:49 | More by jakecattleco
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-01-2013 08:21:20 | More by zeledonia
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2014 12:53:21 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-08-2013 06:38:55 | More by marct
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BigJiMo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2012 00:43:53 | More by BigJiMo
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-16-2013 03:06:11 | More by elcrawl
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-10-2013 02:05:15 | More by BigJYoungblood
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rmehughes

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-05-2013 23:58:59 | More by rmehughes
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MADhombrewer for sending this along in a recent box.

A foamy dull finished off white head is about a finger thick. A touch of sudsy lace. Straight Amber color with good clarity.

Light, somewhat sweet aroma with toasted malt. A touch of green and muted fruity aroma.

Actually bends a little towards the malty side of things. Decent balance, decent APA, but nothing quite special. Somewhat fruity with a bitter and sweet finish.

Basic body and feel. If anything carbonation is a little strong.

Glad to have tried it, but not among my favorite APA’s

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:05:58 | More by Reagan1984
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-01-2013 19:34:26 | More by sharpski
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.