Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

Caldera IPACaldera IPA
BA SCORE
80%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 1,284 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
Ranking:
#5,122
Reviews:
513
Ratings:
1,284
Liked:
1,027
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.9%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
186
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,284 |  Reviews: 513
Photo of dpodratsky3
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
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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Photo of pschie1
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of leprakhan
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HopsInPop
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz single for $2.75. Caldera IPA just came to New Orleans this month.

A: Look is somewhere between Celebration and Zoe: dark amber with a huge head, glorious froth, and tons of lacing.

S: Very unique. Gingerbread, caramel, butterscotch. Very floral also.

T: Salty and malty on front end -- not my thing -- but then the hop wave is clean and subtle and nicely floral.

M: Mellow carbo; standard APA/IPA feel, maybe a little thin.

O: Caldera IPA probably isn't something I'll return to regularly given the price point, but the taste profile is extremely unique. The Red IPA crowd will appreciate.

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Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet

A: hazy amber with an off-white head with plenty of staying power. Significant lacing.

S: grapefruit-y hops, earthy. Grainy. Citrus.

T: Smooth, bitter hops that don't bite. Light caramel malts that blend for a very pleasant combo. Grassy. Citrus-y.

M : light to medium. Dry finish.

O: Great IPA. One I would seek out again. Thanks, Cliff.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden amber with an off-white finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with fair stick.

Smell - Juicy hop aroma with a very faint caramel touch. Earthy and floral.

Taste - Juicy upfront, hinting at pineapple and orange, with moderate tones of caramel, earth and floral character hitting their strides by mid-taste. Residual bitterness in the finish, reminiscent of orange pith.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Remarkable smoothness and ease of drinking. It's going down faster than I can write this review!

Overall - With no freshness date, it's hard to determine just how old this IPA is, but it doesn't seem to be in its prime; the hops feel quite muted. Good as it was, but I'd like to re-review this one with a can I know is fresh.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MrIncognito
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured from a 12oz can. My first official gusher I believe. After 1 second of cracking the mouth open the beer gushed out. Probably lost 1/2 - 1 oz. Pours a light amber body with nice orange hues. Big, sticky, lightly off-white head that retains well and leaves beautiful lacing

S - obviously hop-forward with citrus notes or orange and lightly grapefruit. Somewhat sweet but not overly sugary/syrupy. Nice and crisp.

T&M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Big citrus notes of orange a lemon and bittering hop balance. Sweet enough to be really tasty without being cloying. Great citrusy aftertaste. Good malt backbone to bring it all together.

O - Great beer that is full-flavored yet easy to drink. Could definitely have a few of these in a sitting

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80% out of 100 with 1,284 ratings
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