Dry Hop Orange
Caldera Brewing Company

Dry Hop OrangeDry Hop Orange
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Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
American IPA
3.76 | pDev: 9.57%
Apr 30, 2019
Apr 22, 2005
Dry Hop Orange A conundrum in the world of beer styles. This ale does not fit any conventional beer style. Orange in color, but not oranges are added to this beer, this beer has hop characteristics of oranges and tangerines. Grist: Premium Two Row, Crystal; Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Horizon.
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Rated: 4 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Apr 30, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I was never disappointed with Caldera and this beer is no exception: pours with a beautiful, slightly hazy amber color with decent head and an immediate aroma of oranges - which was achieved only by the combination of Cascade and Amarillo? No wonder why Cascade is THE hop of the US, it is what started it all back in 1979 with Sierra. Anyway this session IPA has a really nice and firm body to it unlike most of your watery and thin sessionables and this is actually much closer to how I would imagine a sessionable beer! With full flavor and lacking nothing. It's almost as if you were drinking a full IPA with a bit less bite (at 5.2% ABV). Hops are full on and orange peel flavor is present, in the end with some hop/orange peel/orange oil bitterness to it, just good balance. It has a quite unique feeling to it, not belonging to any of the predefined categories and not being artificially fruity or orangey. It was perfectly good on a Sunday afternoon. You might think I overrated this beer but this is how much I appreciated the experience it gave me.
Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by elglueckert from Montana

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by mkyer from Connecticut

Feb 18, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Nov 29, 2016
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
BBD 2/27/17

Pours an effervescent amber with some chill-hazing & 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Oranges and grapefruit, some leafy hops once warm

T: A little pomelo, some breadyness & dryness up front. Leafy hops once warm, flinty dryness as well, a little citrus as well. Finishes dry, with orange peel bitterness, & slight grassyness

MF: Medium body with fairly firm carbonation, alright balance

Drinks easy, nothing special, but not bad
Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon

Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Orange in color, thin 1/7" head. Nice orange, tangerine like citrus hop notes.

Good mix of older Cascade with the new Amarillo hops give good aroma and decent bitterness. Plenty of crystal malt. A neat beer, definitely drops that orange into the nose and tongue.
Feb 11, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by anteater from Oregon

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by justincourts from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by kylemckinnis from Colorado

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Paccamacca from California

Aug 29, 2014
Dry Hop Orange from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 37 ratings