Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,281 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 02-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,281
Reviews:
512
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
184
For Trade:
0
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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev 0%
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 -1%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of G_Shoe
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NonicPanic
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours s pale amber producing 2 fingers of frothy, eggshell, moderately lasting head that leaves webs of chunky lace. Aroma is caramel malt, floral forward, grapefruit & pine hops. Nicely balanced. Taste is malt forward. Caramel followed by floral & citrus hops. Bitter finish & aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied moderate carbonation smooth but average.

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Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sellen
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomStottman
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Colin32
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peemoney
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoretaxi
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from a can found in a shop in Norman OK. Perfectly decent old school west-coast IPA, with plenty of piney and earthy hops, a little citrus edge, and some slightly sweet doughy and caramel malts. In a crowded field, this one doesn't stand out to me, but it isn't bad either.

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Photo of bcuz7
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice biting IPA, but with a touch of a sweet finish. Pours clear amber with a nice robust creamy head. Aroma is complex, sweet malt, honey, toffee, caramel, no sign of the hops that are to come. Taste comes in with a nice malt flavor, hops riding the wave on to the taste buds at the finish. Enjoyable throughout.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- clear coppery color, thin head that dissipates kinda quickly, nice lacing left behind
S- malt, piney hops
T- mostly piney hops but well balanced
M- medium bodied
D- very good, I would drink it again. A good example of a west coast IPA from the Pacific Northwest.

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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,281 ratings.
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