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
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Ratings: 1,283 |  Reviews: 513
Photo of StaveHooks
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange. A billowy 3 finger head. Average lacing.

S - Big citrus aroma, caramel, hints of alcohol, dried herbs.

T - Citrus hops with some strawberry fruitiness. Some floral spice in the back fades into toasted caramel malt. The malt has a nice sweetness that keeps the hops from taking over everything.

The malt seems shy at first but opens up as you go. My first IPA out of a can. Very easy drinking. Good stuff!

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Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Very decent and well made IPA which is available in Holland @ De Molen.

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Photo of tvghost
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jklecko2
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

Poured from a 12oz can into a nonic. Thanks to BA redbird.

This brew pours a cloudy golden-amber color crested with two fingers of head that retains well and leaves great lacing. The smell is great. Hops, grapefruit, and some caramel malts. A normal IPA nose, but done well. The taste is that of a well-done, well-balanced IPA. The malts and hops are quite harmonious, neither taking over too far. There's some ever present grapefruit here as well. The aftertaste does bring in a great deal of hop resin over malts. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both solid. Just a well-done IPA.

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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 memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of timmy2b
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet

A: hazy amber with an off-white head with plenty of staying power. Significant lacing.

S: grapefruit-y hops, earthy. Grainy. Citrus.

T: Smooth, bitter hops that don't bite. Light caramel malts that blend for a very pleasant combo. Grassy. Citrus-y.

M : light to medium. Dry finish.

O: Great IPA. One I would seek out again. Thanks, Cliff.

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Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JDizzle
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thishops4u
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ElGordo
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Horse Brass Pub in Portland. Pours a slightly hazy golden color topped by a beautiful creamy white head. Nice, creamy lacing all the way down the glass. Nose of fresh, spicy hops and a touch of light sweet malt. Palate is redolent of spicy hops, light sweet malt, and notes of pine, black pepper, grass, and just a hint of bready sweetness. Body is absolutely perfect - rich, creamy, and without the syrupy character that many stronger IPAs tend to carry. Man, I chose the right one here. I'd drink this every day if it were available where I live.

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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper in color with a deep haziness. You can pick out some carbonation through the fog of the glass. Light lacing and and about an 1/8 of an inch head.

S: Slightly muted in the nose with hints of sweetness. Others here call it "candy", but I'm getting a "butter-like" aroma. Light citrus and pine notes are there as well.

T: The taste is very different in the sense I am getting the same "butter-like" note on the back end, just behind the classic West Coast IPA tastes of citrus fruit and pine.

M: Oily with light carbonation. Enjoyably bitter on the sides if my tongue. There is a light foaminess that coasts my mouth which leaves a pony aftertaste.

O: A very well made West Coat IPA. I would definitely buy again. With the distinct flavor, I could optically pick this one out of line z

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4/5  rDev +1%

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