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Caldera Pale Ale | Caldera Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
445 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Reidrover on 08-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,484
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
445
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 445 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A malt and grain backbone that has a controlling dryness.

Taste Rating in Words: It's Gatorade on a hot day, keeps you thirsty while just slightly hydrating you.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheOakKing
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevepat
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look is a deep amber, clear, clean head with decent retention and a bit of lacing.
Smell is hard for me to determine because my nose is all stuffed up today. Giving it a 4 semi randomly.
Taste is very clean. Light malty sweetness that is complimented by a crisp, grassy, hop bitterness. Definitely a pacific northwest brew, the hop notes are clear and strong but the style is respected and the beer is very mild and drinkable.
Feel is very thin. Moves over the tongue quickly and doesn't have a lot of presence on the palette. Definitely a beer that could appeal to a wide audience and one that would be easy to appreciate on a hot day.
Overall a clean and drinkable pale ale from the PNW tradition. It would definitely meet most people's expectation of beer. Nothing to exciting but a pleasant quaff none the less.

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Photo of teromous
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

There is a "canned on" date on the bottom of the can but it is smudged out to the point where it is missing.

Appearance: Big white head right from the get-go. The body is a medium golden brown color that is very murky. It's hard to even see a shadow through the haze. Good lacing.

Aroma: It has a fairly strong lemon aroma.

Taste: It has a bit of a lemon zest flavor with just a light bit of cedar and a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: It has a very good mouthfeel. It is nice and dry with good bitterness and a great fluffy head that adds a bit of softness on the surface of the beer.

Overall: It is a good tasty pale ale. I would recommend it and I would drink it again when I'm looking for a good lemon zest aroma and flavor.

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Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fizzician
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber color. Faint, pleasant fruity aroma. Tasty, with nice apricot flavors and prominent hops, with some maltiness to balance things out.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Decent aroma and flavor. Oily in the mouthfeel. Honey like color. Slight haze. A honey like sweetness to the malt. Low bitterness to the hop. Drinkable.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful bit drinks like a IPA, quite hoppy for a pale ale.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear honey color, thick head that leaves wonderful lacing and dissipates in a decent amount of time
S- sweet malt, citrus hops
T- malt, citrus hops, nice balance
M- medium bodied
D- I thought it was really good. Nice balance and nice flavor

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade. Poure dinto my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear honey hue with a fat two finger white head that fades to leave sticky side lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of fair amount of sweet malts, light candied citrus peel. It simply smells like an 'not fresh' pale ale.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, huge amount of sweet malts, some very faint candied hops, very light bitterness. Again, old.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, slightly thin.

O - Overall this beer might have been solid when it was fresh, but this can has to be far from that. Really unfortunate!

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skillet
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skrumpy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. Nice amber color, slightly hazy, with decent, foamy head that receded into a thin film. Light malts, cracker like, lemon and orange blossom citrus notes. Malt forward in the flavor, on the yeasty side in my opinion. Nice hops bitterness in the crisp finish. A very good APA.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Warren_Ross
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeGT
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like normal pale ale with a 3/4" white head. Aroma hits the c hops in a flowery way.

Still good amount of hops giving grapefruit bitterness, toasted pale malts, stays away from crystal caramel heft. Very serviceable cascade, chinook and/or centennial usage to give a well hopped bitter pale ale a strong place.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Caldera Pale Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 445 ratings
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