Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,283 |  Reviews: 513
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of vashooter
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving : 12 ounce can from Total wine served in a tulip (large one)

Appearance : Beautiful clear dark honey color, about what I would expect from an IPA, nice 2 fingers of head when poured into glass subsiding to a small half inch of sticky head that seems to want to hang out with me.

Smell: Is not quite as hoppy as a BIG IPA but lots of caramel blending, hop notes are somewhat subdued as the beer warms up but more hop nose when first poured.

Taste: Initially straight malt, sweet but, lots of hop character that is not overpowering or rude. No hint of Diacetyl or vegetable notes in my sample. Actually this beer is well made and well balanced, not as large as a lot of IPA's that rely on brutish hop levels with out good malt balance.I actually think there might be some demarra sugar in this brew.

Mouthfeel: Actually reminds me of a cross between an ESB and a IPA, the sweetness is there but the hops are there also, just not in your face hops. Warming to the tongue with a little bitterness in the finish. Wonderfully balanced beer. Someone put a lot of love into this recipe.

Overall: I give it a 4.5, However this can become one of my favorites very easily. Cheers

 1,186 characters

Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ESeab
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of AlexFields
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty dark woody amber, just under an inch of tan head.

Smells of sticky sweet pine, fairly heavy on the malt, some sweet stone fruit or maybe light strawberry or something. Smells good but maltier than I'd like.

Taste is more bitter than I expected from the nose, good dose of pine, some light fruitiness again that's hard to place. Pretty heavy on malt again but much more balanced by bitterness than it smelled. Actually more malty than sweet really.

Fairly thick body, more than I usually like in IPAs, but good carbonation too that keeps it from being syrupy or cloying. Solid.

Solid ipa, maltier than I like my IPAs but pretty balanced and drinkable, a good option for a six pack for a party or something.

7.1/10

 732 characters

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of rawfish
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber with three fingers of rocky and whipped head forming excellent lacing all over the glass, very nice beer.

Caramel, whole grain bread, husky and raw malt. Pine, green tea, and earthy hops hints of pineapple and caramelized onion, very rugged.

Husky malt, bready and grainy that complements the earthy and herbaceous hop profile. More tea leaves, bitter herbs and pine. Dull lasting bitterness that dries and scrubs the palate.

Medium bodied and lower end carbonation, works very well with the flavors here. No hint of alcohol and dries perfectly.

Flavorwise it doesn't wow like some other ipas but it's memorable for other reasons, it seems raw and built for the outdoors from the canned beginning. Balanced and earthy, very tasty one of the better cans out there.

 774 characters

Photo of devlishdamsel
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of QuamLaetus
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Fresh
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of AleVana
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TeachChefs
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Satkins
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of adkieffer
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Keith238
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Blaze5445
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BeerBeast
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +1%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.