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Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA
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3.94/5
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1,286 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:
#5,409
Reviews:
513
Ratings:
1,286
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
186
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,286 |  Reviews: 513
Photo of foureyedgeek
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JAYBLACK
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice orange hue with a moderate effervescence and a tiny touch of haze. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam with a touch of orange. Nice.

Smell: big piney, citrusy, grapefruity hops. Just what I expect from a West Coast IPA.

Taste: citrusy hops on top of a pretty substantially malty base with a hint of biscuit. Bitterness is big but quite smooth. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation and a good creaminess for the style. Works for me!

Overall: a tasty and accessible West Coast-type IPA. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I made sure I picked this up after seeing it since I felt like I may have had an older can when I first tried it. But let's get down to it. Love the nose; just pops and carries great hop tones. Very alive. The flavor profile is good. Lots of malts, yes. But the hops really step in there and contribute appropriately. Has a nice vibrant tone to it. I like it. Nice IPA in a can and a good beer overall.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear coppery orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin light beige head that diminished to a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell has interesting aromas of peaches along with notes of caramel malts and citrus hops.
T: Flavors of hops dominate the overall taste and lend flavors of citrus and tropical fruits along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish. There are notes of caramel malts.
M: The beer feels medium-bodied, crisp and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very hop-forward beer but it is well balanced so that the bitterness is not overpowering.

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Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear golden amber to copper in color with some light visible carbonation close to the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, a thick patch, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Some sweet malt notes that hint at caramel and honey. There is a mixture of tropical (mango and peach) and citrus/orange hops. Maybe just the slightest hint of pine hops as well.

T: There is a pretty solid hop bitterness that is reminiscent of biting into an orange peel. There is a nice malty sweetness upfront with hints of caramel and some honey-like notes. Then the hop flavors take over, there is a pleasant fruitiness with hints of pineapple and mango as well as just a little bit of orange.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and almost creamy.

O: I really enjoyed this one and found both the smell and taste to be quite interesting. I think that you could easily have a couple of these in a sitting. I would like to get this one another time.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Florida9
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange in color. Very slight chill haze. Forms a very large yellowish colored head that quickly reduces to a good quarter inch of very stable foam. Surprisingly, not much lacing.

S: not very aromatic, but what is there is a blend of pine and earthy hops.

T: Taste is much better than the aroma. Mild caramel malt backbone followed by a very light sweetness, some citrus hops, a bit of orange, and a little grapefruit. Finishes with a mild piney bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness.

O: A well crafted, easy drinking everyday IPA from a can.

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Photo of JimmyTango
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of haddyhustle302
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12Oz can poured into a tulip glass

A- Pours hazy orange with a foamy two finger head that lasts til the bottom. A classic looking IPA

S- A sweetness from the malts but this is all about the hops. Good citrus notes mainly pineapple and mango, a little bit of pine. A delicious smelling IPA, not too strong in smell but very sweet and fruity.

T- A lot of fruitiness in the beer along with the bitterness. The beer is sweet and thick enough to keep the bitterness in check. The hops are pretty strong but not not quite overkill. A good bit of pine as well as a variety of citrus flavors. Somewhat of a metallic quality with the bitterness, possibly from the can.

M- Good carbonation, a lot of bitterness that prickles the mouth a bit. Metallic and fruity aftertaste. Full feel and pretty smooth.

O- This is a good IPA that has a good feel and taste and is sure not to disappoint. It is held back by a metal quality/ taste I detected and a lack of power from the hops. I recommend this beer but I cant say its worth the 16$ 6 pack price tag when I can get Ruination or Hopslam for 17-18.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Srfndoc
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite IPA which continues the awesome trend of canned microbrews. Pours a nice head that sticks to the rim. Smell has a hint of citrus (pineapple/orange) but doesn't over power anything. Tastes great with plenty of hops but not too bitter. Priced right as well.

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Photo of NoHipTee
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance was light, clear with a small small head which is surprising since I had just vigorously poured it into a cold glass from the can.

Smell was very good. A hoppy fresh scent that was just what I want an IPA to smell like.

The taste left me wanting. Not very complex.

Mouthfeel was also a little lacking. The smell had my mouth prepared for something better.

Not a bad beer. Not a beer I would go out of my way to find.

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Photo of laymansbeerfan
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Got this from a great BA, thanks Scotchboy!

A: Pours to a nice amber color, with around an inch of white fluffy head.

S: Has a nice citrus nose, with a little malt poking through.

T: It's got a nice grapefruit-citrus flavor profile, with the bitter hop bite on the back. Malt comes slightly out at the tail end. Not super bitter, but a nice bitter bite.

MF: Carbonation is pretty solid, with a drying finish to it. A little on the slick side too.

O: Very nice IPA from Oregon, definitely enjoy the hop profile on this one. Daniel hooked me up with a treat, thanks again bud!

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a copper.amber color with a small off-white head with decent retention. Sticky lacing forms up the sides.

S: Strong aroma, lots of pine and citrus fruits, mostly grapefruit. A little bit of caramel malt.

T: Very nice tasting IPA. Similar to the aroma in that there is a lot of citrus fruit and pine going on. There is a bit of biscuity malt underneath the hops and some caramel on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not overly bitter, pretty smooth.

O: An easy drinking IPA, solid flavor profile.

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Photo of Pelican5
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can | $10 for sixer

Turned onto this this by my local WF beer guy, thanks Trev!

A : clear, reddish, light copper

S : apricot, pineapple, citrus, some pine.

T : Full flavored and well rounded, west coast with a tad more malt backbone. Hop bitter front and finish, grapefruit and more citrus, dried apricot middle.

Overall : Juicy and well balanced. A bit more of a midwest flavor than some of the other west coast ipas. Every sip leaves me wanting more. Very, very nice IPA and is in my current rotation along with Sculpin, Inversion, Red Chair. For $10 a sixer its a no brainer. Underrated.

Cheers ~

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Photo of Adamostella
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,286 ratings
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