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Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

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Caldera IPACaldera IPA
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
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:
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Added by Jason on 02-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,390
Reviews:
513
Ratings:
1,286
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Gots:
186
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a lightly hazy, darker orange. Off-white, foamy cap. Leaves chunks and dots of lacing.

S-Aroma seems to be a little dead; maybe a sliver past it's prime. Still, there is a solid citrusy hop pop here. A bit piney as well. Also some other fruity hop aromas. Caramel malt.

T-Flavor is essentially the same animal but a bit more lively. An above average IPA that may be a little old. I can still taste it's essence and I like what it's contributing.

M-Medium everything: body, bitterness, carbonation.

O/D-I can tell it's older than I want it to be but it was still a good IPA. Will need to revisit

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark red, copper color.

White head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Caldera has done a great job and sealed it in i can!

Orange, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit pine, and sweet caramel malt. Bitterness at the end.

Great body and medium carbonation.

A really good Westcoast-IPA !

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12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that is slowly reducing to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mango, passion fruit, floral, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, and toasted malts.

Taste: Pretty much same as above. Balanced with a little lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, mild lingering hop bitterness, and delicious.

Overall: Pretty standard West Coast IPA. Nice hop characteristic and balance to the beer. Out of a can too.

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