Caldera IPA
Caldera Brewing Company

Caldera IPACaldera IPA
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From:
Caldera Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,725
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,128
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 9.9%
Ratings:
1,315
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 17, 2021
Added:
Feb 21, 2005
Wants:
  87
Gots:
  188
SCORE
88
Very Good
Caldera IPACaldera IPA
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4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 17, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear deep amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Spicy, citrusy hop aroma with some floral notes buried beneath the surface. Taste is dominated by the citrus hops but partners well with the earthy malts to add good depth and balance. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

Dec 02, 2020
 
2.75 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Jul 27, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by FrankO1024 from California

I like the mouth feel of this full tasting IPA beer and a nice pleasant after taste. It is a very popular IPA if not the most popular from this small brewer in the very southern most part of Oregon. Ashland.

Nicely produced can be found in cans at the brewer or at stores locally.

Jul 14, 2020
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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Khocolate from Tennessee

This was a very good all-round IPA. I was surprised.

Nov 29, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by ZipDipper from California

Thin head, but very nice golden amber color. The aroma has a faint malty smell. The full flavor is nice, but I could do without the malty finish. However, overall a solid IPA.

Jul 27, 2019
 
4.25 by adam36 from Illinois on Jul 22, 2019
 
3.9 by BEER88 from Washington on Jul 14, 2019
 
3.5 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2019
 
3.86 by sptopeka from Maryland on May 13, 2019
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a very dark amber color with a very generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a malt flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good India Pale Ale

Apr 28, 2019
 
3.95 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland on Apr 24, 2019
 
3.85 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2019
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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by penguinsgoboom from California

A: Poured a nice hazy light amber. Almost a pinkish tint. Good retention and sticky lacing.

S: Barley, caramel. Some pine, but otherwise not too much hoppy smell. Curious for an IPA

T: Some very definite hop notes throughout. There's something there that's muting that flavor, though I can't quite pick out what that is. Possibly some barley maltiness.

O: Pretty one note and not great in any facet. My review differs from many of the other reviewers so maybe I got a bad can.

Jan 02, 2019
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3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by patre_tim from Thailand

Copper filtered, with a moderate amount of champagne like carbonation, and a half finger of off white head.

Smells very Malt forward, with hints of black tea and stone fruit.

The taste follows the nose to a T. It ends with a dull, lingering bitterness. Light body, with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Medford Oregon today, and I’m drinking it in Redding California today December 9, 2018.

Dec 10, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by elNopalero from California

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.

Nov 14, 2018
 
4 by heymikew from California on Aug 03, 2018
 
4 by grapeshops from California on Jul 19, 2018
 
3.49 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jul 08, 2018
 
4 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Jun 22, 2018
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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

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.

Jun 19, 2018
 
3.77 by sisterofba from Maryland on Apr 07, 2018
 
3.99 by novaarch2002 from Virginia on Mar 30, 2018
 
3.27 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2018
 
3.83 by h4ger from Connecticut on Jan 26, 2018
 
3.88 by harrisjohnson from Maryland on Dec 31, 2017
 
3.68 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 17, 2017
 
4 by parkwood from Pennsylvania on Dec 13, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by monkist from Hungary

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...

Dec 13, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by baldy00 from Connecticut

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.

Dec 08, 2017
 
3.75 by BCborn from Canada (BC) on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.13 by bluett from Korea (South) on Sep 24, 2017
 
3.17 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Sep 12, 2017
 
3.32 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Jul 08, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 28, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by twiggamortis420 from Texas

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.

Jun 24, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Bluecrow from New York

-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.

Jun 21, 2017
 
4.25 by SarcasticAaron from Virginia on Jun 17, 2017
 
3.99 by MFMB from Idaho on Jun 16, 2017
 
4 by cambabeer from New York on May 29, 2017
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