Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +13.1%
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!
06-28-2014 02:08:44 | More by FLima
British Columbia (Canada)
3.76/5 rDev +5%
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 ,
02-16-2014 03:40:17 | More by LampertLand
3.13/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-24-2013 21:14:15 | More by beagle75
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.