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:
87
Gots:
186
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,283 |  Reviews: 513
Photo of Zanico
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abkayak
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of juneof44
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikesubocz
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ghostxyz3
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber/copper/orange with a medium creamy head that leaves lots of film/spotting around the glass. Nose is a milder melon/pine than expected with a bit of earthy quality as well. Taste is rounded/malty up front with bitter hops building and overtaking. Mint at the finish. Overall a solid beer that is not in your face but remains interesting.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes in can, nice. Phrasing. . .

A real light orange/yellow appearance, 1/2" white head. Mild Oregon berry fruitiness and citric grapefruit hop aroma.

Taste is an active lifestyle ipa, this isn't weighed down heavy with crystal malt or or shit ton of fancy proprietary hops. Its a standard west coast ipa before the citra/mosaic/new zealand explosion of stuff. Might have simcoe and amarillo, but that's as new as it gets, other than that drops some pale toasted malts with Columbus and Cascade hops I would suspect. Always enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of nebula1999
2.87/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rderedin
2.55/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice west coast IPA. Dark color, slightly lighter than an amber. The smell is actually a little more antlers than I expected. The taste is relatively mild for a west coaster, with slightly less citrus/grapefruit and more generic bitterness.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dochook
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of AD17
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. This beer is very clear, and is amber/orange in color. A beautiful, foamy head with substantial lacing. The aroma is toasted malt, licorice, orange, and grain. The flavor is malty up front with some hops bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is on the watery side, but it's clean and the bitterness is not too intense. The malt balances the hops well and make this an excellent IPA.

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Photo of Shanty76
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, copper in color, with one inch head and high carbonation. Taste is pine resin, toffee, light citrus, and some toasted malt. This beer makes for a bitter above average sipper. Tasty, but there are others I prefer in the style. Unsure if I would pick this up again.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks clear orange with a big white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smells like orange, grapefruit, pine and sweet malt. Light to medium mouthfeel. The taste is massive citrus and pine with a decent malt sweetness. Good solid beer.

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Photo of moysauce
3.04/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

MEH. Didn't really get any hops on this. Near the end of its shelf life, so that's probably why. I hate that I'm becoming a date snob, but it does make a difference.

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Photo of smutty33
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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