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Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company

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Ratings: 123
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DrMindbender, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Docer
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Docer, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

avaldivia, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

freduardo, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

durlta, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Spikester, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

johnnyboy76, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

sansho, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Archemedies, Oct 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

litheum94, Apr 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ArtZan, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

fox227, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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

LampertLand, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Bnoise11, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

marct, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

bootdown21, May 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

juliusseizure, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jakecattleco, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

einman, Oct 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Evarigan, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

corysmith01, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

4Socialanxiety, Oct 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

stript, Jun 03, 2013
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.