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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:
#14,748
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 loubar
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Barry Slatt


12 oz. can from Best Damn Beer Shop. Medium sized creamy white head on a golden body. Nose of yeast with subtle fruity hops. Initial taste of bready malt followed by a moderate piney bitterness with light citrus tones. Aftertaste is dry and somewhat bitter in the style of a good IPA. Tasty, well balanced, clean and refreshing!

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Photo of dertyd
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a frothy white head and hazy orange color. Aroma is citrusy hops and bread and biscuits. Flavor is balanced and easy drinking with a nice blend of pale and light crystal and carapils malts and subdued resiny hops. Nice bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel is big and feels great going down. Overall an easy drinking session brew with balance and character.

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Photo of safaricook
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beermazter310
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of gruss004
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Deep murky orange and unfiltered looking appearance, with a bit of rust brown color to it. Head is creamy tall and soapy with a good four fingers tall height and a somewhat creamy retention. Good staying power, and some nice clumpy character. Body color is not the greatest but much of the apperance is really nailed.

Good solid aroma on this as well. Hints of mild biscuit and a hint of tropical and citrus like hop angles. Slightly flesh orange and grapefruit angles as well come with a bit of exploration. Nice and subtle and very solid.

Palate comes simply and nicely. Slightly chewy malt with a good mix of biscuit notes. Light sweetness and a good hop bitterness of mixed pine and citrus it seems in the mid palate. Almost juicy, with a mild hop bent and a real simple malt sweetness. Hits to fruit and light wood pine with a real mellow and airy aftertaste.

Really solid pale ale, always passed this up but quite good.

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Photo of astronautjones
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of airpup
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of primaldiscord
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of shoegueuze
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Copper body, light cream colored head. Light lines of lacing.

Aroma: Malts, spicy cedar, hops.

Taste: A cardboard papery note up front, malts, then bitter grapefruit rinds in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thick actually. Dry.

Overall: The dreaded 3.75 score.

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Photo of kevinmaher
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of stript
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

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