Caldera IPA | Caldera Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,281 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:
1,281
Reviews:
512
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
184
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Amber color with a thick off-white head with a decent retention.
Sweet bready malt and fruity aroma. Notes of caramel.
Well rounded flavor. Notes of grapefruit, tropical fruits, slightly toasted malts which are quite present and caramel with hints of pine and resin. Dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with low carbonation.
Not a heavy weight IPA, more malty and relatively mellower on the hop area, but extremely well balanced and perfectly executed.

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Photo of bigaltemple
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep copper color. Big, rocky, off-white head slowly settles to a half finger width. Great retention. Large patches of lace stick around after every drink.

Lots of malt sweetness. Caramel and some honey. Hops come through subtly, with some citrus and very mild floral aspects.

Much like the nose, sweetness is first and foremost. Bready malt. Finishes with a floral/herbal bitterness. No long lingering aftertaste. Drinks too easily and quickly to leave any. Medium body with mild carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Like this one. Great summer beer.

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Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of icehawk
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can
Aroma: Bread, spice, citrus
Appearance: Dark amber with robust foamy white head
Taste: A bready, slightly sweet forepalate that leads to bitterness
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, with a lot of maltyness. Slightly bitter finish.
Overall: Fairly malty, bordering on a belgian style ipa.

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Photo of beerinNV
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of ADZA
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Never heard of this before but it's a canned IPA so why not it pours a bronzed amber hue with a creamy two finger head and clingy lacing around the sides of glass,the smell is very malty it's caramel,toffee,marzipan,a touch of blood orange and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated with tastes just like the aroma with hints of sweet caramel,toffee,butterscotch and that's where the sweetness ends and the pine,blood orange bitterness begins and it really does save the brew for me it's quite an obvious collision of sweet malts and bitter hops where they all make themselves known yet know where they stand,overall a nice IPA which allows each ingredient to shine In their own right and a good one for the novice palette to IPA land cheers.

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Photo of McStagger
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Aggressive pour leads to three fingers slightly-darker-than-eggshell white. Fairly dark, hazy orange. Carbonation is moderate. Retention is above average. Lacing is stellar.

S: Big, big malt outta this one. Lot of toffee, some caramel. Little bit of hay, and barnyard. Not a lot of hop presence. What is there is leafy and woodsy, with mild fruitiness.

T: Oregon IPA, we meet again. Honeyed malt meets the palate, which slides into a woody, earthy hoppiness. Very balanced, with much more maltiness than I am used to. The bitterness finally comes through on the end, but it is fairly brief. The malt maintains the edge here, being slightly toasty, with the hops bringing on more of a leafy and earthy presence and a touch resinous. Very little citrus and no tropical or stone fruit. Aftertaste has more citrus, with the bitter rind coming through.

M: Full on the mouth without being too cloying.

O: Solid IPA. Malt heavy, without a lot of fruitiness, but this seems to be standard with Pacific Northwest style IPA's. Still, fun to try something new!

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Photo of fsck
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of olfolxholme
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BurnInLA
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of BigDaveLB
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Kjanisch7
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of joeseppy
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden honey hue with a settled down off-white merengue crown that actually lasts.

Aromas are of mild hop, over-ripe pineapple and malt. Very fresh aroma; like cool morning dew in a hop lea. Dryer sheet material.

Huge bitter hopleaf front with a semi-sweet heavy malt support. And of course tropical fruits noted.

Mouthfeel is creamy, satiable, and cuurushable! Just 'nuf carbonation.

Maybe a tad maltier than I prefer, but not a big deal-just nice to change IPAs up. Solid IPA overall that I would buy again.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of hansgruber
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,281 ratings.
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