Hop Hash - Caldera Brewing Company
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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
3.8/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2012 04:25:19 | More by Docer
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
4.4/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared this growler with a friend last night, filled on Friday.
Pours a bright and clear dark gold gold, almost amber, with a very nice white head.
Aromas are nice, pleasant and hoppy. Mostly hard candies and sweet citrus, maybe some orange and mango.
Taste is just like the nose. Lots of hoppy and semi sweet citrus flavors. Some mango, peach, orange, cream, bread and with some crystal malt flavors. Finish is crisp with some mild resin and fruity bitterness. This is a well balanced beer, with both good malt sweetness, and plenty of hop flavors.
Mouthfeel is very nice, smooth, full, and nice mellow carbonation.
Overall, an excellent beer. The beer is listed here as a Pale, the server said the same thing, but this seems a bit strong, and bordering on an IPA. But I really don't care what this is, it's that good. I wish Caldera would consider bottling or canning this.
Serving type: growler
09-14-2011 16:51:40 | More by flexabull
4.2/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from tap into pint glass at Nano-brew festival PDX.
Brewer's notes (couldn't find online, just on the card I had):
"This beer gets its name from the Hop Union Hop Hash nuggets..." "...the beer is designed to be a surprise on all fronts. Even the brewer had no idea how hoppy it would be. (Last keg of this beer)."
Poured a lovely pale ale/IPA copper hue with decent head retention and very fine lace. Really intense on the nose. Amazingly complex but dominated by the hops and hop oils. Bright citrus, bread, and cooked oats all waft out. Lots going on. On the palate, the beer is richly flavored and insanely dry with intense hops that never really seem to be too over the top. The texture is lovely with a great finish. This was the beer of the night! Intense, yes, but with complexity and nuances to help round it out, the resulting beer never seems to be too much.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2011 21:19:44 | More by cbarrett4
Hop Hash from Caldera Brewing Company
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