Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

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89
very good
1,283 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:
1,283
Reviews:
513
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
185
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

A: Poured from the can into a pint glass. Body is clear coppery-orange with a 2-finger bubbly off-white head that sticks around for awhile. Some bubbly lace left on the side of the glass.

S: Citrusy hops. Not terribly strong in the nose, but it smells good for an IPA. Some caramel malt underneath.

T: Caramel malt foundation is followed up by hops - citrusy and even a touch grassy. Finishes minerally with some lingering sweetness underneath. More like an APA in some ways than an American IPA.

M: Medium in heft, modestly creamy in feel.

O: Good. Not blown away by it, but it's good.

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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours into both a tulip and a SA Perfect Pint. It forms a magnificent two+ finger head. In fact, with the SA perfect pint I have to be careful because, with the head, it fills it to the brim. Dark gold with a fluffy white head.

S: Big citrus hit for me

T: This is very hop forward and impressive given its relatively low ABV for a big IPA. Not much pine but a lot of citrus notes.

M: a wonderful balance of bitter and carbonation leads to an above average mouthfeel.

O: This is becoming one of my favorite IPAs. It will be a constant presence in my fridge.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly clear medium brown with a one finger thick white head. Very good head retention with ok lacing.

The aroma is very different from what I was expecting. It is very earthy with hints of pine thrown in. Musty and dank. There is quite a bit of malt as well.

The taste closely follows the aroma with earth and pine making up the majority of the flavor. Burnt caramel and toast along with some biscuit. Slightly resiny with bitterness only on the moderate side and a fairly sticky finish.

Overall, a unique IPA that seems more British than American and is very malt-forward. Very good nonetheless and worth picking up.

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can poured in a 16oz Goose Island glass

Appearance: reddish amber with a thick white head

Smell: Malty, Lemony, earthy, No Hop Presence, so not a hoppy IPA. I can tell from the smell.

Taste: This tastes really good. Its very smooth. Not what I was expecting from an IPA. Very unique taste. Tastes follows nose.

Mouthfeel: thin bodied, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, This is a well balanced IPA, it goes down very smooth. I personally would say this is more towards a Pale Ale Style just because it's lacking in the explosive hops, but nonetheless this is a really good brew. I would definitely buy this again. Perfect for a session Beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the darker part of the IPA range, copper with a root beer float head.

Nicely balanced floral hops and crystal malt on the nose.

Taste follows the nose, nicely balanced IPA. NIce flowery pine hop flavor without being overly bitter. Closely following is the caramel, without being overly sweet.

Full bodied for sure. Some lingering acidic hoppy coating.

As IPAs in a can go, it's pretty good. Side by side, I'd probably still go with 21st Amendment's Brew Free or Die, but in its absence, I'd definitely buy this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into pint glass

A: Hazy amber, holding it up to the light results in great colors, gold, orange, brown, the haze makes it look interesting, the head is super creamy, eventually settles to just a slight film, but it laces great

S: Aroma is all hop, light and grassy, some resin and very light tangerine too, pretty mild though for an IPA

T: Flavor is even more subdued that the aroma, more like a pale ale, there is hardly any punch to the hops, the flavor is pleasant enough, but its just some light resin with a hint of some fruitiness but way less than the aroma, easy to drink, but a let down for sure

M: Lower carbonation, tastes like a well served draft beer, which I like, makes it easy to drink, body is medium

O: A great beer, easy to drink, smooth, flavors are pleasant, the kind of beer you want on a hot day when you need something refreshing. It does not live up to the IPA style though in my opinion. As it warms you can sense the alcohol and its definitely strong enough to be an IPA. However, in flavor and bitterness it is a pale ale. Just drink it when you want a pale and you won't be disappointed.

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Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,283 ratings.
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