Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA
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3.94/5
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Caldera IPACaldera IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 02-21-2005

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Ranking:
#10,792
Reviews:
516
Ratings:
1,301
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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89
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Photo of elNopalero
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber. Lots of piney sap and some candied citrus. Sticky sweet caramel malt with a hop residue. Overall run of the mill--not too exciting, not terrible.

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Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep amber gold, very clear, rocky white head with good lacing and retention.

Pine sap more than needles, earthy, with a touch of caramel and bready sweetness.

Flavor follows with a very rustic quality to it. Citric rind adds balance to the sharp pine presence.

Smooth, earthy, and bitter. Well carbonated with a dry finish.

A good IPA in the classic West Coast vein. Surprisingly reminds me more of the inimitable Sierra Nevada Pale Ale more than an IPA though. Cheers.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of novaarch2002
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of h4ger
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oregon brews some of the best craft beers in the USA - easily said, if you take the classic West Coast beers and add an extra twist to them you get Oregon beers.
This Caldera IPA is also exceptional: pours with a lovely honey-like golden amber color and the smell is just amazing. Earth, more pine and a slight citrusiness is what you get, but if you smell it longer you can decipher different kinds of hops in there, which is amazing, I never had such thing before!
The taste is a rich, perfectly balanced hoppy IPA: you have enough malts all the way that escort the taste all the way from the beginning to the end and you always get a bit of malt sweetness along with the fruitiness - and very well balanced because it never gets too sweet not too malty. Very pale ale malt-like. Then about the hops: could be that Oregon pulls one of their originals here that resemble Citra but is different, much pinier, or it is Centennial, not sure - but the feeling is awesome: you have a constant hop intensity and on the top of it all you get another layer of different hops, as if it was lingering above the rest. Could be the hops used during cold hopping? This is very intensive and brings a smile on your face. The complexity and perfect brewing mastery is outstanding, it is a great experience to sip this beer. No wonder why Oregon is outstanding, they really have sonething different there than anywhere else...

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Photo of baldy00
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can, into a tulip glass, deep copper in color, clear in opacity, notes of pine and grass with an unusual linger of faint smokiness at the end.

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluett
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jroof1
3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy burnt golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing speckled the glass nicely. The smell had a sweet to bitter citrus rind with a sharp pine rolling in to balance. The taste was mainly a sweet to bitter blend of citrus and pineyness. A lingering bittersweet pine invades in the aftertaste and leads to a bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation pounded appropriately to provide a nice harshness strutting over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can courtesy of Rnewt pours a clear, light copper color with a tight-bubbled off-white head. Meh retention and some decent lace.

Nose is pine, caramel hops and maybe a touch of grapefruit rind. Smells old school PacNW IPA for sure.

Taste has the usual simcoe/centennial hop flavors and plenty of bitterness, but what is really impressive is the creamy malt flavors and body. Its really well done with biscuit, light caramel and grainy malt stealing the show. Im not typically a fan of malty IPAs but this one has a little something special going for it with the creamy body, fine carbonation and smooth malt profile.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-deep amber can pour with 1 cm of fine foam. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor base is deep, toasted malt with some caramel. The hop bite is significant, resin, pine and a touch of citrus are noted. I am enjoying this IPA and would pick it up again.

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Photo of SarcasticAaron
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,301 ratings